Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

Overview

SECAS is a regional conservation partnership that spans the Southeastern United States and Caribbean. SECAS was started in 2011 by the states of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the federal agencies of the Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group. 

SECAS brings together state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, tribes, partnerships, and universities around a shared vision of the future. We’re working to design and achieve a connected network of lands and waters to benefit ecosystems, species, and people.

SECAS tracks regional metrics of ecosystem health, function, and connectivity to report annually on progress toward achieving the SECAS 10% goal.

SECAS develops the Southeast Conservation Blueprint, a living, spatial plan that identifies priority areas for achieving the SECAS vision. It is based on a suite of natural and cultural resource indicators and a connectivity analysis. More than 300 people from over 130 organizations have used or are using the Blueprint in their work. Visit the SECAS in Action story map to explore in-depth examples of how the Blueprint is making a difference on the ground.