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Phase 1 Final Report: "Spatial Conservation Priorities in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion: Methods and data used to identify collaborative conservation priority areas for the Arid Lands Initiative"


The Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) collaborated to assess the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion and identify priority conservation areas. The members of the ALI/FWS partnership developed this document to present the methods and data used to assess and identify collaborative conservation priority areas. Priority areas were identified using criteria from a conservation action planning process completed by the ALI. The ALI is an assemblage of public, private and nongovernmental organizations convened to develop and implement a coordinated strategy for conserving arid lands in Washington. The conservation targets selected by the ALI are ecosystems including shrub steppe and grasslands, wetlands, riverine [...]

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ALI Spatial Conservation Priorities Report.pdf 20.85 MB


  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
  • Northwest CSC

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