Partner with National Native Plant Initiative to develop a regional conservation strategy.
Build on educational materials already prepared and distributed or contributed to by SAMAB related to native plants (e.g., Watchable Wildlife posters, Environmental Education and Training directory, Red Wolf Reintroduction, Dogwood Anthracnose, “Water: From the Mountains to the Coast”
Develop native plants outreach approach and increase awareness of 1994 Executive Order and 1995 Guidance for the Presidential Memorandum on Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Landscape Practices on Federal Landscaped Ground.
Support efforts to establish coordinator for the Southern Appalachian.
Sustainable Development Initiative – Application of Southern Appalachian Assessment Geographic Information System Database for Sustainable Development Planning
Work with county officials and community leaders to identify major sustainable development issues (e.g., unplanned development, increasing tourism industry)
Provide Southern Appalachian Assessment Geographic Information System data on the indicators identified for eight (8) east Tennessee counties – Knox, Jefferson, Cocke, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Monroe, and Polk
Sustainable Development Initiative – Assist SAMAB Areas in Defining Sustainability Indicators and Tracking Key Trends over Time
Work with Chattanooga, Tennessee and Roanoke, Virginia to integrate specific Southern Appalachian Assessment information into Geographic Information System databases for these metropolitan areas
Watershed Initiative – Develop SAMAB Watershed Conservation Clearinghouse
Contact and coordinate information about funding sources, grants, technical assistance sources from government and non government organizations
Watershed Initiative – Evaluate Potential Regional Effects On Water Resource Management From Climate Change
Presentation of potential regional strategies for adaptation of water resource management to a changing climate