Past Projects

  • Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group meeting

    Decision support through geospatial analysis and workshop facilitation

    The Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group (SENRLG) was charged to provide federal leadership in natural resource protection in order to (1) develop a consistent approach to understanding the shared values of the natural, cultural, and social resources... Read More
  • Graph depicting the number of days exceeding 93°F in Charleston, SC

    Working together towards climate adaptation and resilience planning

    The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) worked with NEMAC to launch the Partnerships for Resilience and Empowered Planning (PREP) program, developing an online Community Resilience Handbook for communities across the Southeast. This program... Read More
  • Map of the Southern Appalachian area

    Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) Foundation

    The healthy interaction of our world’s natural, human, built and economic systems sustains our quality of life, and maintaining a balance among their many demands poses difficult challenges. In an effort to address these challenges, UNC Asheville's NEMAC... Read More
  • Photo of flood waters in Asheville, 2004

    Community outreach and support to examine population growth, development, and flooding

    In September 2004, communities in Western North Carolina were devastated by flooding caused by Hurricanes Frances and Ivan. One of the hardest-hit areas was the Swannanoa River Watershed, which includes the communities of Montreat, Black Mountain,... Read More
  • A map of the SWNC Opt-In region showing the preferred scenario

    Data and cartography support for planning in the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina

    The Southwestern North Carolina Opportunity Initiative (Opt-In) was an ambitious collaboration to better understand and inform the choices facing local governments, businesses, and families in the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina and in the... Read More
  • Forest landscape

    A planning tool to help natural resource managers incorporate climate impacts

    Flooding, drought, sea level rise, heat waves, and more intense and frequent storms have changed the way we think of planning in terms of transportation and infrastructure. Those who manage the nation’s natural resources need the most current climate... Read More
  • Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Regional resilience assessment

    The Triangle Regional Resiliency Partnership was formed to address the need for a resilience assessment in the Triangle region of North Carolina. NEMAC guided the partnership in assessing, planning, and prioritizing resilience-building strategies.... Read More
  • Detail from UNC Asheville campus map

    Digital resource for emergency management

    With several thousand people spread across 36 buildings on a 365-acre campus, how can UNC Asheville effectively keep everyone informed about what to do in an emergency? NEMAC worked with UNC Asheville’s Emergency Management Team to find an answer.... Read More
  • Still from the Water in Western North Carolina animated film

    Film series illustrating key concepts behind regional water issues

    The Water in Western North Carolina film series includes two short animated films that illustrate for decision makers and their constituents some key concepts behind pressing water issues facing our region. The films were commissioned by RENCI at UNC... Read More
  • Screen capture from the tool

    North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

    The Division of Mitigation Services of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality partnered with NEMAC to develop a web-based tool that will display Targeted Resource Areas and identify watersheds where ecological and hydrological function... Read More