About

Gender

Male


Location

Mount Juliet, TN


Title

Coordinator, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC


Agency/Organization Affiliation

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Area of Conservation Expertise (e.g., Malacologists, Refuge Manager, Spatial Analyst, Communications, etc)

Administrator Management


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Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
“In baseball, you don’t know nothing.” Yogi Berra
If you haven’t heard the news, LCC’s are targeted for elimination in the Trump Administration’s FY18 federal budget, which was submitted to Congress a few weeks ago, and would (theoretically) begin O…
Friday
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Here's the latest newsletter from the Network for Landscape Conservation, including information on federal funding for LCCs and other important news across the Network. If you're not involved in this organization, I would encourage you to consider j…
Jun 1
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Next month, the GCPO LCC will hold its annual spring Steering Committee retreat in Panama City, FL, May 17-18, 2017. This will be our LCC’s 7th spring meeting, and it seems like it was only yesterday that we first got together as a Steering Committe…
Apr 12
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
A few weeks ago, the GCPO LCC staff gathered in Starkville, MS, for a 2-day staff retreat, where we started laying out our work plans and priorities for 2017. Our staff, because we work for multiple partner agencies and are physically located in off…
Feb 6
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"This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation." Will Rogers (1932)

Well,…
Dec 7, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Last week was a big week for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC. First, we had a celebration of the first 5 years of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy, a.k.a. SECAS, at the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & W…
Oct 26, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
I went on Shore, & passed thro the plain passed Several noles to the top of a high artificial Noal from the top of this noal I had an emence, extensive & pleaseing prospect, of the Countrey around, I could See the meandering of the Little River for…
Aug 15, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
A few takeaways from last month’s GCPO/GCP/GOMA joint meeting:

The Tuesday joint sessions on the Gulf and Bottomland Hardwood systems were well-attended, and certainly showed a high level of interest in what’s going on with LCC-associated projects.…
Jul 5, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Few, if any, forces in human affairs are as powerful as shared vision.  Peter Senge



Next month, the GCPO and Gulf Coast Prairie LCCs will be convening in Baton Rouge, LA, to engage in Steering Committee discussions.  It’s our annual spring/summer…
May 26, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post in STEERING COMMITTEE
GCPO LCC Steering Committee and Partners – just wanted to drop you a short note to provide some important information on our upcoming Spring Steering Committee Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16, 2016, in Baton Rouge, LA, in conjunc…
Apr 20, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
In early March, I attended a workshop on the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative project, which has been expertly led by our LCC neighbors to the north, the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers LCC, since 2013.  The workshop was a culm…
Apr 20, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
In early March, I attended a workshop on the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative project, which has been expertly led by our LCC neighbors to the north, the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers LCC, since 2013.  The workshop was a culm…
Apr 19, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Happy New Year!
It’s beginning to look like a really busy year in the GCPO LCC.  Of course, it was great to take some time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, spend time with family and friends and get outdoors.  But now the calendar has…
Jan 27, 2016
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
December 2015
Last week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS or Academy) released its long-awaited report on LCCs, A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.  Okay, maybe it wasn’t so long-awaited, since the Academy actually turned out t…
Dec 9, 2015
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
The America’s Watershed Initiative recently released its first Report Card on the Mississippi River Basin,  and it got a pretty poor rating of D+.  If one of my children brought home a report card like that, there would be heck to pay, to say the le…
Oct 22, 2015
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Partnership Pulse Check
Over the last several weeks, Kenny Ribbeck (Chair of the GCPO LCC Steering Committee) and I have been conducting phone conversations with individual Steering Committee members, to provide us with a sort of pulse check on wher…
Sep 29, 2015
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