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Forest Breeding Bird Decision Support Model


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2012-11-07 14:10:00
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2013-01-04 10:09:22


Historic forest cover in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley has been reduced by >75%. Remaining forests are fragmented, hydrologically altered, and heavily influenced by human activities. Because well drained forests were easily cleared, most remaining large forest fragments are wet forest types. Because forest fragmentation and altered hydrology have negatively affected forest bird populations, we developed a spatially explicit decision support model for bird conservation. This model establishes priority areas for forest restoration that de-fragment the existing bottomland hardwood forests. Our primary objective was to increase the number of forest patches that harbored >2000 ha of interior area (core) that is at least 1 km from a hostile [...]


Data Owner :
CPA Administrator
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  • Data Basin
  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Mississippi River Basin / Gulf Hypoxia Initiative



Data source
Dr. Daniel J. Twedt - USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center<div>Dr. William B. Uihlein III - US Fish and Wildlife Service</div> <div>A. Blaine Elliot - US Fish and Wildlife Service</div>
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:36:48 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 04c29394203d4c8c8efbb796474ad7aa

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