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
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
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
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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
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
Summer Reading, and Remembering Charles Baxter
I was recently reminded of an important document that was written nearly 10 years ago, and decided to re-read it as part of my summer reading program.  The document is entitled “Responding to the Changi…
Aug 24, 2015
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
The GCPO LCC has lost another one of our founding fathers!  Steve Patrick, who has represented the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on the GCPO LCC Steering Committee since we began this LCC partnership in 2011, has retired from TWRA after 38 yea…
Jul 1, 2015
Greg Wathen posted a news & views post
The Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC Steering Committee held its spring meeting in Starkville, MS, March 24-26, 2015.  From the perspective of this Coordinator, it was one of our very best meetings, and it really showcased the progress that our LCC…
Apr 15, 2015
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