This month, the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative kicked off their Landscape Conservation Design webinar series with a presentation from Rua Mordecai on Selecting and using ecosystem indicators in the South Atlantic.
Rua discusses the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative‘s process for selecting ecosystem indicators. These indicators measure natural and cultural resource integrity for the lands and waters of the region. He covers how the cooperative developed its’ process, selected their initial set of indicators, and how they have been testing and revising them over the last few years. The South Atlantic LCC Indicators have been used by a variety of public and private organizations. They are also the foundation for the State of the South Atlantic and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint.
As the Pacific Northwest Coast LCD project continues to move forward, this webinar series, and the work of other practitioners conducting LCD projects will be integral in guiding and continuing to strengthen our efforts.
About the Presenter:
Rua is the Science Coordinator for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. His core focus is on the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint – A living spatial plan to conserve our lands and waters in the face of future threats like urbanization and climate change. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Before joining the South Atlantic LCC in 2010, he served as Southeast US Bird Monitoring Coordinator for Partners in Flight, a partnership of federal, state, non-profit, and private organizations.
View the webinar recording below and learn more about the series on desertlcc.org