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South Atlantic Third Thursday Web Forum

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August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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What’s new with South Atlantic Blueprint 2021

Join us on Thursday for a presentation by Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator for the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints.

Tune in to learn about the improvements in the latest update of the South Atlantic Blueprint, version 2021! Since the workshops to review the draft Blueprint back in May and June, we made a few key changes, including: updated data for imperiled aquatic species, a greatly improved equitable access to potential parks indicator, increased priority in the uplands within large national forests and military bases, and an improved Piedmont prairie indicator.

In the process of this year’s update, we either fully or partly addressed 15 of the 21 known issues from the 2020 Blueprint, including terrestrial, freshwater, and marine issues. It feels really good to take a few of those off the list, though there’s still plenty of work to do for next year. In this webinar, Rua will cover some of the biggest improvements in the 2021 Blueprint, including:

  • Updated and improved indicators
  • Better incorporation of equity, deep-sea coral, fire, and important grassland areas
  • Lots of connectivity-related improvements
    • New hybrid approach to corridors that routes through broad, established areas of conservation interest for connectivity
    • New corridor approach that incorporates wildlife road crossings (it only included a few in Eastern NC this year, but is ready to expand to others next year)
    • Improved approach to inland migration corridors to respond to sea-level rise
    • More overland corridors that connect river basins
    • Marine corridors now incorporate marine mammal movement areas
  • A more scalable Blueprint approach that will let us use the same methods and indicators across the entire Southeast in 2022

As always, we record these web forums. The recording and slides will be available afterward on the calendar event.

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August 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am
via webinar