Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Using GIS for Large Landscape Conservation (Archived)

Time and Date: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 27 2018


The conservation of natural resources and working lands, and the associated compatible land uses, can be a critical tool to the sustainment of military missions across the Southeast. Many landscape scale partnerships, specifically Sentinel Landscapes, have recognized that these pillars (conservation, working lands, and military readiness) can work together to the benefit of all three, when focused in the priority areas of the military mission. When considering land conservation based on multiple priorities, GIS data can help create tools and maps to better understand where to conserve and how. This webinar will highlight several methods in which GIS data is used to develop an online conservation blueprint of the SE, to prioritize land conservation in a shared military landscape and also to connect landowners to conservation opportunities within a Sentinel Landscape.

The webinar will begin with an explanation of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s online Conservation Blueprint which uses measurable metrics/indicators to identify opportunities for shared action to sustain natural and cultural resources on a regional scale.  Next the webinar will drill down to a more local level, and will highlight a method developed by the Midlands Area Joint Installation Consortium (MAJIC) which allows five DoD installations near Columbia South Carolina prioritize land conservation based on conservation value, military mission value and other factors. Lastly, the webinar will demonstrate an online tool developed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services called Tool for Environmental, Agricultural and Military Reporting (TEAM). This tool helps connect landowners to conservation and working lands funding opportunities within the military priorities of the Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape.


Hilary Morris – Blueprint User Support & Communications, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Bryan Hall – Conservation Manager, South Carolina Army National Guard

Daniel Madding – Director of Information Support Services, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services