Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

News Archive

NRCS just released several job announcements, including one to backfill the Longleaf Pine Initiative (LLPI) Coordinator and National Working Lands For Wildlife (WLFW) Coordinator positions. Applications due April 22nd.

The 2019 REPI Challenge Request for Pre-Proposals and the downloadable PDF pre-proposal form are now available through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities website: [].

The DoD Legacy Resource Management Program was established by Congress to support military readiness by funding projects that help protect and enhance DoD’s natural and cultural resources. The Request for Pre-Proposals for Fiscal Year 2019 has been released. Please see the attached memo that describes the program areas of emphasis. The deadline to submit pre-proposals is August 17, 2018.

The candidate is expected to: (1) assist with development of an implementation plan for the Prescribed Fire Strategy (2) participate in outreach events, develop outreach materials, and assist with social media, e-newsletter and blog, (3) assist with data collection, management and reporting, and (4) conduct other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the project.

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) seeks applications to accelerate implementation of prescribed burns on Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) contract lands in Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The focus is on NRCS contracts awarded in support of the Working Lands for Wildlife—Gopher Tortoise partnership and Longleaf Pine Initiative, but all out-of-schedule prescribed burns on NRCS Practice 338 contracts are eligible.  This opportunity closes Friday, January 17, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Proposals received after this time may not be considered. Funding for this project is provided by NRCS (Federal funds) and the Endowment (Non-Federal funds).

Individuals interested applying for this position should go to and follow instructions.  The Notice of Vacancy Number is: 09256.  To apply, applicants will have to set up their own username and password, create their application and add resume, cover letter and list of references.  The position will remain open until March 15. 


The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range. 

The purpose of this data viewer is to provide coastal managers and scientists with a preliminary look at sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. 

President Obama is putting forward a broad-based plan to cut the carbon pollution that causes climate change and affects public health.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Trust for Public Land and landowner M.C. Davis are partnering to conserve 20,850 acres of critical habitat land east of Eglin Air Force Base after being awarded $1.75 million from the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the 2013 REPI Challenge.

NOAA is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. NOAA's goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, and to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions.

According to the National Research Council (NRC) and others, infrastructure such as roads and bridges, wastewater systems, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers are vulnerable to changes in the climate. 

Getting Climate Smart: a water prepardness guide for state action relseased

Article from the LA times about REPI

Press release for the award of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Longleaf Stewardship Fund.

At the Fall 2011 SERPPAS meeting, the Principals established a SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group to develop a synthesis of current efforts on prescribed fire for longleaf pine restoration. This synthesis summarizes current knowledge about barriers and alternatives related to prescribed fire in the Southeast, including documentation of goals and priority activities of relevant agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders.

With a focus on outdoor recreation, renewable energy, environmentally-sound oil and gas development, sage-grouse conservation, and other key priorities, President Obama today requested $1.1 billion in appropriations for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management in Fiscal Year 2013.

News release describing legislation introduced in the Senate.

On November 9th, ICLEI released “Climate Communication for Local Governments,” a resource for local governments with detailed guidance on climate communication. The document is organized into five guidelines, with each section listing the takeaway points as well as additional resources. 

Article Highlighting NC Gov. Perdue's recent Military Summit in Fayetteville.

LTA paper describing the benefits of open space planning.

Auburn University (Dwight Lauer and John Kush) just released publication of a growth & yield model for even-aged natural longleaf pine stands. The model utilizes the 45+ years of data from the Regional Longleaf Pine Growth Study. The effort was support by the Longleaf Alliance through a grant by Norfolk Southern Railway.

USN Task Force Climate Change report on climate change data and a critical look at climate change science.

Article in the South Mississippi Sun Herald discussing federal and non-profit partnership to protect the gopher frog's habitat in South Mississippi.

Article describes joint research project between the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, and the US Navy to develop "drop-in" biofuels. 

This paper is about past, present, and future sea level changes in the southeastern United States. It is aimed at non-scientists and scientists who are not specialists in sea level change.

The annual report of SERPPAS funded RCW translocation funded activities.