The Blueprint 2.1 Development Process is a final report that explains in detail how the Conservation Blueprint was created. It first provides an overview of the South Atlantic LCC and the Blueprint framework, then combines the metadata available on the Conservation Planning Atlas for all ecosystem maps, ecosystem indicators, ecosystem scores, corridors, and final Blueprint priorities. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide to the Blueprint objectives, data sources, and methodology that could enable an interested reader to reproduce the Blueprint independently.
DescriptionWelcome to the Conservation Blueprint 1.0 Map on the Conservation Planning Atlas! The Blueprint is a living spatial plan for responding to future changes like urban growth, sea level rise, and climate change. More than 300 people from 85 organizations were actively involved in developing this version of the Blueprint. This mapping interface, hosted on the Conservation Planning Atlas, is designed to help inform conservation decisions by allowing you to explore the Blueprint and add data layers. You’ll find information on priority areas, recommended actions, and other spatial data relevant to conservation planning.Learn more about the BlueprintLooking for something less complicated? Try the Simple Viewer...
Hierarchical landscape models for endemic unionid mussels: Building Strategic Habitat Conservation tools for mussel recovery in the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Final Report
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...
Investigation of the effects of sea level rise on sea turtle, shorebird, and seabird vulnerability: Geographic Datasets
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...
The Blueprint 2.0 Development Process is a final report that explains in detail how the Conservation Blueprint was created. It first provides an overview of the South Atlantic LCC and the Blueprint framework, then combines the metadata available on the Conservation Planning Atlas for all ecosystem maps, ecosystem indicators, ecosystem scores, corridors, and final Blueprint priorities. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide to the Blueprint objectives, data sources, and methodology that could enable an interested reader to reproduce the Blueprint independently.
Final Report: Assessment of South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Terrestrial Indicators
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.
The second iteration of the Simple Viewer displayed the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.0 at the subwatershed and marine lease block scale. In this interface you could also find information about other landscape scale conservation plans, land cover, and protection status.