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Biological planning units and aquatic extensions for the Gulf Coast

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2017

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Tirpak, B.E., Cronin, J.P., Dale, L.L., Brink, V.L., and Tirpak, J.M., 2017, Biological planning units and aquatic extensions for the Gulf Coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TT4P5C.

Summary

The success of Gulf Coast restoration efforts hinge on partners sharing a common vision for conservation framed by explicit biological objectives for specific conservation targets. However, specific and explicit biological objectives that quantify what it means to actually share a common vision remain undefined. Therefore, this project's goal is to develop explicit biological objectives for a common suite of conservation targets representative of sustainable Gulf habitats across the four Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)(i.e., Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, Peninsular Florida, and South Atlantic) and, for a subset of those species, to use Bayesian Network models to link these biological objectives to [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Blair E Tirpak
Originator :
Blair E Tirpak, James P Cronin, Leah L Dale, Virginia L Brink, John Tirpak
Metadata Contact :
Blair E Tirpak
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Purpose

Biological Planning Units (BPU) with specific geographic boundaries were developed to facilitate compilation and derivation of population and habitat objectives for target species affiliated with the unique ecological setting of the different identified sub-regions of the Gulf. These BPUs and associated Aquatic Extensions are most appropriate for spatially evaluating strategic conservation decisions related to target species at the scales identified.

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  • Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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