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The State of the South Atlantic is a South Atlantic LCC publication designed to help us all understand our living landscapes—from hardwood forests and aquatic diversity in the Piedmont ecoregion to ships unloading freight near historic lighthouses along the shoreline. In addition to highlighting the area’s conservation successes and challenges, the State of the South Atlantic provides a report card for the current condition of our important resources. You can read about all the South Atlantic ecosystems, learn how they currently score in terms of ecological health, and read forecasts for the future. The scores are based on the measurement of key natural and cultural resource indicators, all detailed in the State...
The development of robust modelling techniques to derive inferences from large- scale migratory bird monitoring data at appropriate scales has direct relevance to their management. The Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring programme (IWMM) represents one of the few attempts to monitor migrating waterbirds across entire flyways using targeted local surveys. This dataset included 13,208,785 waterfowl (eight Anas species) counted during 28,000 surveys at nearly 1,000 locations across the eastern United States between autumn 2010 and spring 2013 and was used to evaluate potential predictors of waterfowl abundance at the wetland scale. Mixed-effects, log- linear models of local abundance were built for the Atlantic...
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Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are public-private partnerships composed of states, tribes, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, international jurisdictions, and others working together to address landscape and seascape scale conservation issues. LCCs inform resource management decisions to address broad-scale stressors-including habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity-all of which are magnified by a rapidly changing climate. For further information go to http://lccnetwork.org. The previous 2011 LCC Network Areas data is available at https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/52f2735ee4b0a6f0bd498c2f
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Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are public-private partnerships composed of states, tribes, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, international jurisdictions, and others working together to address landscape and seascape scale conservation issues. LCCs inform resource management decisions to address broad-scale stressors-including habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity-all of which are magnified by a rapidly changing climate. For further information go to http://lccnetwork.org. The previous 2011 LCC Network Areas data is available at https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/52f2735ee4b0a6f0bd498c2f
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Coastal Mean High Water (MHW) is contoured in intertidal zones open to oceans, behind barrier coasts in bays, lagoons, and estuaries, and sometimes where tidal currents reach upstream (landward) of the embayed foreshore water bodies. In the National Geospatial Program (NGP) surface water hydrography maintained in the Nation Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Flowline Network projects Mean High Water level (MHW) as the linear-referenced 1:24,000-scale resolution NHD Coastline (http://nhd.usgs.gov/). NHDCoastline Geomorphology and associated Risk line-event feature classes that rank the relative risk of horizontal erosion on a scale of 1 to 5 (least to most risk, respectively) have been developed using the Hydrography Event...
Invasive species are a global issue, and the southeastern United States is not immune to the problems they present. Therefore, various analyses using modeling and exploratory statistics were performed on the U.S. Geological Survey Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database with the primary objective of determining the most appropriate use of presence-only data as related to invasive species in the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) region. A hierarchical model approach showed thata relatively small amount of high-quality data from planned surveys can be used to leverage the information in presence- only observations, having a broad spatial coverage and high biases of observer detection and...
Managers and scientists are working together in a new project to understand and optimally manage conservation lands along the Atlanta and Mississippi Flyways to support continental populations of waterbirds. It will advance the development of an integrated waterbird monitoring and management program to inform decision-makers and resource managers in an adaptive management context, resulting in improved resource contributions toward waterfowl, shorebirds, and long-legged waders. This project uses adaptive management and modeling tin an innovative way that incorporates their management expertise as well as new conservation planning and modeling tools. We are focusing on wetland-dependent migratory birds that use the...
The South Atlantic LCC website’s project section will be updated to feature an interactive listing of related projects. Users will be able to browse a full listing, filter on the fly by selecting relevant tags or entering search terms, and view details of individual projects. The applications development will take place against the existing SALCC database in Zoho Creator and the interface will be displayed on the existing southatlanticlcc.org Ning siteCode for South Atlantic LCC website project page
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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – Natural Heritage Program (DCRDNH) and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University (collectively, Project Partners) were funded by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) in April 2015 to develop ten species distribution models (SDM) of priority at-risk and range-restricted species (Ambystoma cingulatum, Echinacea laevigata, Heterodon simus, Lindera melissifolia, Lythrum curtissii, Notophthalmus perstriatus, Phemeranthus piedmontanus, Rhus michauxii, and Schwalbea americana) for the purposes of incorporating the models and supporting information on the conservation and management needs of the species into the...
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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – Natural Heritage Program (DCRDNH) and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University (collectively, Project Partners) were funded by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) in April 2015 to develop ten species distribution models (SDM) of priority at-risk and range-restricted species (Ambystoma cingulatum, Echinacea laevigata, Heterodon simus, Lindera melissifolia, Lythrum curtissii, Notophthalmus perstriatus, Phemeranthus piedmontanus, Rhus michauxii, and Schwalbea americana) for the purposes of incorporating the models and supporting information on the conservation and management needs of the species into the...
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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – Natural Heritage Program (DCRDNH) and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University (collectively, Project Partners) were funded by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) in April 2015 to develop ten species distribution models (SDM) of priority at-risk and range-restricted species (Ambystoma cingulatum, Echinacea laevigata, Heterodon simus, Lindera melissifolia, Lythrum curtissii, Notophthalmus perstriatus, Phemeranthus piedmontanus, Rhus michauxii, and Schwalbea americana) for the purposes of incorporating the models and supporting information on the conservation and management needs of the species into the...
Ecosystems of the southeastern United States face a large number of threats to their ecological integrity, including loss of habitat, climate change, exotic species invasion, and many more. NatureServe staff, in conjunction with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC), have compiled this report in order to better understand how these threats impact ecosystems and the level of impact to these ecosystems, thereby addressing a key information need identified by the SALCC. We have organized the threats according to the first and second level threats classification of the Conservation Measures Partnership (Salafsky et al. 2008). The Conservation Measures Partnership maintains a standard nomenclature...
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The NFHAP Coastal Spatial Framework and Indicator Datasets consist of a geospatial base layer developed in ArcGIS, and associated data fields joined to the spatial framework. The Coastal Spatial Framework is a layer of 612 distinct polygons covering coastal areas of the Continental U.S. Polygons represent either coastal watersheds (land) or coastal waters (estuaries, inshore marine, offshore marine),and are classified into six regions and 22 nested subregions. Each polygon is assigned a unique code (UniqueID) to provide location reference for indicator data, and enable joins to separate data tables.s for information recorded in the Bibliography and Assessment tables. Key indicator data fields attributed to each...
Categories: Data; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: 2010 National Assessment, 2010 National Assessment, ACFHP, Alabama, Assessment, All tags...
The southeastern U.S. supports high diversity of freshwater mussels; however, many of these species are in decline (Williams et al. 1993). Impacts from multiple sources, including land use change, conflicting water resource demands, and pollution have placed many species on the threatened and endangered list. Furthermore, changing temperature and precipitation patterns attributed to climate change are altering the aquatic landscape such that habitat suitable in the present may not be suitable in the future (Daraio & Bales 2014; Daraio et al. 2014). The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), together with partnering agencies through the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC), requested...
Sea level rise (SLR) and disturbances from increased storm activity are expected to diminish coastal habitats available for sea turtle, seabird, shorebird, and beach mouse nesting by removing habitat as well as inundating nests during critical incubation periods. The goal of our proposed research is to evaluate past nesting patterns of fourteen coastal nesting species and predict future effects of sea level rise on nesting beaches along the South Atlantic Bight. Maps of coastal vulnerability to SLR combined with historical data sets of long-term and spatially extensive nesting habitat will lead to models that enhance our understanding of the complex environmental changes occurring from global climate change and...
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Three components of the scientific research included a literature review, a geospatial database, and ethnographic research. The literature review surveyed the professional, grey, and peer-reviewed literature on spatial conflicts in the marine environment. Summaries of the literature tracked how stakeholders resolved, mitigated, and addressed space use conflicts. A geospatial database was developed to include available GIS data and new GIS data produced by the study team. The ethnographic data collection occured by engaging individuals and small groups in one on one guided discussions. In addition, the study team convened larger group meetings to describe the study and to develop contacts for further research.
The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) is leading a conservation design initiative that incorporates expert knowledge and a synthesis of data resources to develop a Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint is intended to highlight opportunities for members to achieve conservation objectives. Diverse data resources exist to map patterns of species distribution, resource availability, ecological function, and other information about landscape gradients that are also associated with cultural and natural resource value. With this project, we evaluated such data resources to support SALCC’s development of landscape indicators for the Conservation Blueprint. We delivered to SALCC data visualizations...
A comparison of hydrologic simulations in the lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, southeastern United States. This project provides technical assistance in integrating the Waterfall instream flow models developed for the South Atlantic LCC by RTI with the PRMS models being developed in the neighboring Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC.
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This data is for planning purposes only. LCCs are applied conservation science partnerships with two main functions. The first is to promote collaboration among their members in defining shared conservation goals. With these goals in mind, partners can identify where and how they will take action, within their own authorities and organizational priorities, to best contribute to the larger conservation effort. The second function of LCCs is to provide the science and technical expertise needed to address the shared priorities and support conservation planning at landscape scales – beyond the scope and authority of any one organization. The organizational model of the LCC Network was intentionally structured to operate...


map background search result map search result map NFHP 2010 National Estuary Assessment Results The space use conflict archive file, containing shapefile and TIFF geospatial data. National Hydrography Dataset Geomorphology and Risk Line-Events for the conterminous US Atlantic Coast At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Lithobates capito (Gopher Frog) At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Lythrum curtissii (Curtiss’ Loosestrife) At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Phemeranthus piedmontanus Ware (Piedmont Fameflower) At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Lithobates capito (Gopher Frog) At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Lythrum curtissii (Curtiss’ Loosestrife) At-risk and range restricted species models: Geographic Datasets for Phemeranthus piedmontanus Ware (Piedmont Fameflower) National Hydrography Dataset Geomorphology and Risk Line-Events for the conterminous US Atlantic Coast NFHP 2010 National Estuary Assessment Results The space use conflict archive file, containing shapefile and TIFF geospatial data.