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Real-time kinematic survey of the Lower Pearl River bathymetry collected in 2014 and 2015 using: •Leica Smartnet Network •GS 14 Rover •CS 15 Controller •Seafloor single beam echo sounder & transducer Acquisition Strategy: zig zag coverage - not more than ½ channel width between successive bank passes. Duration: surveyed in fall 2014 and 2015. Dates of acquisition are included for 2015 collected data but were not consistently recorded for 2014 collected data. All 2014 data were collected between Sep - Dec 2014. Ping rate: 2014: every sec 2015: every 5 ft of movement Spatial data includes bottom elevation in meters and an NHD area file that has been revised to more accurately reflect the channel configuration....
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The Streams and Rivers Condition Index is a broad ecological system index that classifies the landscape’s streams and river catchments into condition categories. The classification of the landscape in this manner is used to measure the relative departure of current wildlife habitat conditions from desired conditions as defined by parcel-level wildlife managers and landscape planners. The purpose of the index is to help practitioners determine appropriate next actions in each catchment, especially when used in conjunction with relevant species information. There are four condition categories, or classes, which range from the most ideal habitat conditions to the least ideal habitat conditions.
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Cropland conversion is anticipated to continue westward from the Great Plains into the sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) biome – the most intact biome remaining in the conterminous United States. However, relatively little is known about the extent and risk of cropland conversion to sagebrush ecosystems and the landscape scale benefits of easements in averting loss of ecological function. Therefore, our goals were to 1) quantify the cropland area of the sagebrush biome, 2) identify where the highest quality sagebrush rangelands are most at risk to future cropland conversion, and 3) estimate the ecological benefits of conservation easements to adjacent public lands. We found that croplands span 14.4 million ha in the sagebrush...
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FY2019 Multijurisdictional, international landscape with many shared priorities but lacks landscape (inter-jurisdictional) perspective. Landscape conservation design process will provide landscape context and future scenarios to support coordinated conservation investment. FY2020 Entering Phase 2 of a 3-year project, a Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) will deliver a set of strategies that the Crown Managers Partnership and dozens of stakeholders can deploy to achieve desired ecological conditions based on defined, measurable resource outcomes across the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. LCD is a holistic, participatory process bringing stakeholders together to define a desired future for the Crown landscape and...
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This file depicts habitat suitability index score for Balduina atropurpurea. The file has been rescaled to 0-100 values from original 0-1 by applying a factor of 100.
This folder contains projects and products funded and supported by the Science Applications program in Region 5 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
ABSTRACT: The USFWS supports State Fish & Wildlife Agencies in their efforts to conserve species. For the past year, the USFWS (staff of Science Applications and Ecological Services) have been working informally with staff of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to develop a process for designating Conservation Opportunity Areas (i.e. priority areas) for inclusion in their State Wildlife Action Plan. Prototype maps have been developed based on species distributions combined with habitat condition and change information contained in the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprint. This project will help the Commission to work more strategically to conserve species, as well as help USFWS streamline regulatory...
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Habitat suitabiity index for Rhynchospora crinipes. Values are rescaled with a 100 factor from original 0-1 range. Full description can be found a the article "Ramirez-Reyes, C. et al. (in review at the Natural Areas Journal). Ensemble species distribution model identifies survey opportunities for at-risk bearded beaksedge (Rhynchospora crinipes) in the southeastern United States"
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The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a shared management-science partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Geological Survey, states, and British Columbia, Canadian and federal resource management agencies, tribes, NGOs, universities and other entities within a geographic area.
In 2020, the Middle Southeast Blueprint was updated on several fronts to improve the Southeast Conservation Blueprint for the entire states of Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi, as well as portions of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. In the 2020 update, the number of Federal trust species distributions used to calculate the Species Index increased from 358 to 956. In addition, the Conservation Hubs (partner focus areas) layer was updated to include Priority Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) for Louisiana and Tennessee. Third, the Risk Index was simplified to a 3-class index from a 4-class index, and the classes were applied to 1-kilometer hexegon...
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FY2023R6 SA (Science Applications), in cooperation with project collaborators and watershed stakeholders (watershed coordinators, Montana State University, MTDRC, EPA, conservation districts, TU) created the River Conditions Tool (RCT) to drive conservation actions via real-time stream gage data with predetermined aquatic, riverine, drought management science. Many watersheds Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado are in need of the various conservation science benefits this RCT expansion provides.Continuing this project in new watersheds would be an opportunity to create relationships with new partners and help underserved communities by providing landowners, land/watershed managers, scientists, and recreationalists...
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Bumble bee populations have decreased rapidly in the past 25 years resulting in the IUCN Red List identifying 12 species, more than 25% of all species in America north of Mexico, as species of conservation concern. The Great Plains is the mixing pot for eastern and western species, with historic records for 22 bumble bee species (nearly 50% of the North American fauna), including eight species identified as threatened by the IUCN Red List and four species currently listed as threatened, endangered, or petitioned for T&E status and at least two more that may be petitioned in the near future. The FWS relies on the best available science to make listing and conservation decisions, yet existing data sets are outdated...
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FY2023The High Divide is a large, ecologically diverse, rural geography that demands coordinated conservation efforts from landowners, Tribal partners, NGOs, and agencies. The Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) provides a framework to coordinate management decisions and direct on-the-ground action based on partner input. The LCD process culminates in two deliverables: a spatial design and a long-term strategy design. Together, these deliverables will be available to those who live and work in the High Divide region to support conservation advocacy, planning, and funding efforts. Additionally, the spatial design will be publicly accessible for download and can be further refined to support local project prioritization....
This set of spatial data products refines and improves the Conservation Blueprint 1.0 product developed by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The principal improvement is the elimination of spatially contradictory information about the distribution of habitat for targeted wildlife species across the landscape. Each of the ecological assessments for terrestrial broadly defined habitats was reproduced using a single integrated map based on ecological systems and measurable landscape attributes. For each terrestrial broadly defined habitat, an independent assessment was produced using two large landscape targets, two measures of habitat condition, and two measures of potential to...


map background search result map search result map North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Projects Middle Southeast Blueprint Version 2020 Pearl River Bathymetry Collected 2014-2015 Crown of the Continent Landscape Conservation Design High Divide Collaborative River Conditions Tool (RCT) Geographic Expansion Rhynchospora crinipes ensemble species distribution model Balduina atropurpurea ensemble species distribution model Bee Atlas FY2022 Funded Projects Streams and Rivers Condition Index Risk of Cropland Conversion in Sagebrush Rangelands Pearl River Bathymetry Collected 2014-2015 FY2022 Funded Projects Crown of the Continent Landscape Conservation Design Bee Atlas High Divide Collaborative Balduina atropurpurea ensemble species distribution model River Conditions Tool (RCT) Geographic Expansion Rhynchospora crinipes ensemble species distribution model Projects Risk of Cropland Conversion in Sagebrush Rangelands Streams and Rivers Condition Index North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative