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South Atlantic Blueprint February 2019 newsletter

New habitat suitability maps for at-risk herps in longleaf, short videos on Piedmont prairies available

Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

by Brian Crawford, Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit




A large collaborative project has completed range-wide habitat suitability models (or species distribution models) for five at-risk species of herpetofauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem: gopher tortoise, gopher frog, striped newt, southern hognose snake, and Florida pine snake. Spatial data products from this analysis are now publicly available! To learn more about the project and access the data, >>check out this blog post by Brian Crawford...

New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

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




Did you know that uplands in the Piedmont aren't supposed to be the thick forests we see today? Many people don't realize that before European arrival, Piedmont uplands were mostly grasslands maintained by regular fire and grazing by bison and elk. As part of the Piedmont Prairie Partnership, Rua has been working on some short videos to help tell the story of prairies in the Piedmont and the work that’s underway to bring them back. To watch the 5- or 11-minute version of the video, >>visit Rua's blog...

In this Issue:

Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

February 20th:

Third Thursday Web Forum: How decision-makers view the evolution of wildlife conservation challenges in the Southeast


March 5th:

Climate and Conservation Coffee

South Atlantic Resources

South Atlantic Conservation Planning Atlas

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

Southeast Resources

Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas

Southeast Conservation Blueprint