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Spatial Conservation Priorities for Riverine and Riparian Systems in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion

Landscape Conservation Design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion: Prioritizing, Classifying, and Assessing Resiliency of Riverine Systems in the Columbia Plateau

Dates

Start Date
2014-12-01
End Date
2016-12-31
Release Date
2014

Summary

This project identified priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to focus on for riverine and riparian habitat conservation. The project’s products are tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives and provide the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. We adopted a “zoned” approach to identifying focal areas, connectivity management zones, and zones for riparian habitat and ecological representation. Through a series of workshops and webinars, the ALI identified freshwater species for targeted conservation, including Pacific lamprey, bull trout, redband trout, riparian birds and waterfowl, and beavers. The methods to spatially identify a conservation design in pursuit of the ALI’s [...]

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Project Extension

projectStatusCompleted

Budget Extension

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Additional Information

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object
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themes
number1
nameClimate Science & Modeling
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nameResponse of Physical Systems to Climate Change
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nameResponse of Biological Systems to Climate Change
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nameVulnerability and Adaptation
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nameMonitoring and Observation Systems
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nameData, Infrastructure, Analysis, and Modeling
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nameCommunication of Science Findings
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nameNorthwest CSC Agenda
urlhttp://www.doi.gov/csc/northwest/upload/NW-CSC-Science-Agenda-2012-2015.pdf

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