South Atlantic Blueprint March newsletter: Southeast plant conservation meeting, preview of upcoming web forums, article on wildfire and water quality

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News from the South Atlantic Blueprint

March 2020 Newsletter


SePPCon 2020 and the latest on Southeastern plant conservation

by Rua Mordecai, Coordinator, South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints

Toby Gray talking about The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) at SePPCon 2020.

Last week, Rua attended the Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) 2020 meeting. There were tons of great talks and discussions about cultural uses of plants, research, monitoring, private land, rights-of-way,  genetics, communications, and other topics. To hear Rua's key takeaways from the conference, >>check out his blog...


Preview of upcoming web forums

by Hilary Morris, User Support and Communications, South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints

Third Thursday Web Forum

We have some great speakers lined up for the Third Thursday Web Forum this spring and summer! Starting next month, we’re collaborating with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) to bring you a series of presentations on SE CASC projects relevant to conservation in the South Atlantic region. To preview the next three months of presentations, >>visit Hilary's blog...


“Buried in mud” article explores link between wildfire and water quality

by Hilary Morris, User Support and Communications, South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints

A burned watershed warning sign that was burned in the Rim Fire marks the entrance to a damage area.

Staying on track to meet the SECAS goal will take some creative approaches for funding management actions–especially in the fire-dependent ecosystems of the South Atlantic. Through SECAS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has funded recent work by U.S. Forest Service hydrologist Dennis Hallema to explore the connections between prescribed fire and water availability. Last month, Dr. Hallema helped write a great article for The Conversation about the impacts of wildfire on water quality, and how lessons from Australia’s recent wildfires might translate to the United States and Canada. For a link to the article, >>visit Hilary's blog...

In this Issue:

SePPCon 2020 and the latest on Southeastern plant conservation

Preview of upcoming web forums

“Buried in mud” article explores link between wildfire and water quality


Upcoming Events:

March 19th
Third Thursday Web Forum: Improvements for the 2020 update to the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

April 2nd
Climate and Conservation Coffee                        


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