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Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy


The Southeast Conservation Blueprint

The Southeast Conservation Blueprint is a living, spatial plan that identifies important areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean.

We’ve started measuring progress toward the SECAS 10% goal using the most recent 3-6 years of available data from existing Southeast-wide monitoring programs.

Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need

The Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Wildlife Diversity Committee has developed a list of “Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need” (RSGCN) that highlights the region’s extraordinary biodiversity and endemism and identifies priority species for cross-state cooperation.

State Wildlife Action Plan Alignment Survey

In 2021, SECAS assisted with a survey of Southeast State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) coordinators to help improve regional SWAP alignment.

The 2020 SECAS Futures Project

The 2020 SECAS Futures Project was a year-long effort to examine how SECAS is adding value to partner organizations and sustaining progress toward meeting its vision and goal. The final report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the partnership.

SECAS Statement of Shared Purpose

The SECAS Statement of Shared Purpose was approved by the Steering Committee in May 2021. As one of the recommendations of the Futures Project, the statement was collaboratively developed among the SECAS Points of Contact, SECAS staff, Steering Committee, and other partnership representatives to improve coordination and communication about SECAS while providing greater detail on the vision, structure, function and organization of the initiative.

SECAS Organizational Structure

Learn how the SECAS partnership is organized:

Past presentations

SECAS presentations at SEAFWA (Mobile, AL), October 2018

  1. Update for SEAFWA Director’s briefing book
  2. Exhibit booth slides on SECAS in Action
  3. Recommended SECAS goal presentation, Mordecai

SECAS Norfolk presentations, March 2018

  1. Developing and Implementing the SECAS Blueprint, Martin
  2. SECAS Case Studies, Goudreau
  3. Integrating Landscape Conservation and Military Readiness, Orndorff
  4. But What About the People? The Role of Urban Planning and Green Infrastructure, Rouse
  5. Scaling SECAS Engagement is Key, Whitehurst

SECAS Louisville presentations, October 2017

  1. Welcome to SEAFWA, Gibson
  2. Aligning Actions for Success, Myers
  3. SECAS Blueprint 2.0, Mordecai
  4. At-Risk Species Conservation Opportunities in the Southeast: SECAS Case Study, Harris
  5. Fire Resilliant Landscapes, Martin
  6. SECAS Marsh Migration Modeling, Bartush
  7. Florida State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) Integration, Branciforte
  8. Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative, Ambrose
  9. Threat Assessment, Simpson
  10. Alligator Gar Habitat Suitability Index, Brown
  11. Demonstrating Value and Support for Expansion, Carr
  12. Mapping Future Forests, Green
  13. Collaborative Conservation SECAS Style,
  14. Expanding the Vision: State Wildlife Action Plans, Humpert
  15. SECAS 2018 and Beyond, Gibson
  16. SECAS Summary
  17. Combined Presentations from SECAS, Louisville