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Dozens of species of landbirds, such as warblers, hummingbirds, and orioles, migrate through the Northeastern United States from their summer breeding grounds in the U.S. and Canada to their nonbreeding grounds as far south as South America. During the migration period, birds must find habitat where they can stop, rest and replenish their energy reserves. Conservation efforts are increasingly focused on identifying stopover sites that are important for sustaining migratory landbird populations. This project builds upon prior work by the University of Delaware and USGS to use weather surveillance data and field surveys to map and predict important migratory bird stopover sites.
The Highstead Foundation worked with partners to deliver, disseminate, and communicate North Atlantic LCC science products to help advance the knowledge base, strategic conservation planning, and on-the-ground conservation success of regional conservation partnerships (RCPs). There are 39 RCPs in New England (and eastern New York) covering more than 60 percent of the landscape, working across town and even state boundaries to achieve conservation that is both locally grounded and regionally significant. Each RCP is composed of multiple land trusts, community leaders, agencies, and conservation groups. Highstead, in partnership with the GIS office of Harvard Forest, Harvard University, provided technical assistance...
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We used the United States National Grid to develop a sampling grid for monitoring programs in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative, delineated by Bird Conservation Regions 18 and 19. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives are science based partnerships with the goal to inform and guide conservation at regional landscape levels. Developing a standardized sampling grid for a LCC is a new endeavor and is designed to reduce program costs, avoid repetition in sampling, and increase efficiency in monitoring programs. This is possible because the grid’s nationwide coverage, uniform starting point, and scalability allow researchers to expand their monitoring programs from a small, local level to a regional or...
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Many ecosystem models, particularly those that are “mechanistic” (based on an understanding of processes), are over-parameterized (not identifiable). As a result, model parameters are selected (not estimated using an optimization technique), parametererror/covariance terms become extremely difficult to estimate, and Monte Carlo error propagation does not adequately capture the effect of all uncertain model terms. In those situations, techniques that evolved from Regional (Generalized) Sensitivity Analysis (RSA), such as Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation (GLUE), Bayes Monte Carlo, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), are preferred techniques for model error propagation. These techniques can be used to...
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The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan to conserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. It identifies shared conservation priorities across the South Atlantic region. The fourth iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.2, was released in November 2017. It used comparable methods and the same spatial scale as Blueprint 2.0 and 2.1, just incorporating updated information for many of the indicators. Version 2.2 was a completely data-driven plan based on ecosystem indicator models for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments, as well as a connectivity analysis. It used a 200 m spatial scale. More than 500 people from 150 organizations participated in the development...
The mission of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCPO LCC) is to define, design and deliver landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources at desired levels now and into the future. The GCPO describes both a unique geographic region as well as a new kind of conservation partnership. We are part of a national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). LCCs are partnerships among federal agencies, regional organizations, states, tribes, NGOs, universities and others, all of whom leverage resources to define a common vision for sustaining natural resources within a region. The GCPO LCC conducts research, develops tools that improve natural resource...
This web link connects to a list of the applied science projects that were chosen by the Bureau of Reclamation to receive funding in 2011. Full proposals are included. http://www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART/lcc/2011propsals.html In addition, a PDF list of the projects (without links to their proposals) is attached here. The projects are intended to assist management decisions for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Cooperatives.
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Conservation priorities have been identified for each river basin at the cataloging unit or stream reach scale and were categorized using two tiers to indicate relative importance when considering the limited resources available for conservation initiatives. The recommendations were developed by Commission biologists through review of their field data as well as data from several agencies and research organizations. The review considered a combination of factors such as the presence of federal- or state-listed species; distribution of priority species; high species diversity; unique habitats, or high-quality habitats in the subbasin; and the importance of the watershed to downstream populations. Priority areas identified...
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The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative draws on its Steering Committee and Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (S-TEK) partners to prioritize and support conservation science across the Great Basin region. Over five years, GBLCC has distributed $3.3 million in direct funds and leveraged an additional $5.2 million in matching and in-kind contributions to 41 projects including sagebrush modelling under climate scenarios, tribal adaptations to climate change, mapping of wetlands across the region and many more. Conservation Science in the Great Basin is part one in a four part series highlighting Great Basin LCC research and provides users an opportunity to learn about and interact with high-priority...
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This study focused on sensitivity of high-elevation ecosystems in Hawai‘i to climate change. These Hawaiian ecosystems are becoming warmer and drier, and are relevant because they house many rare species, represent the last remaining stretches of uninvaded landscapes, and include wao akua – the small-statured cloud forests of great cultural significance that are the ‘realm of the gods’. Rapid climate change here presents a disproportionately high climate change impact risk. We provided models that relate current, past, and future distribution of plant species from 6000 – 7500’ feet in elevation on Haleakalā, to mean climate, extreme drought events, and soil properties. We constructed 24 models of current vegetation...
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Pelagic seabirds (albatrosses and petrels) find food by relying on distinct oceanographic features like transition zones, upwelling, and large eddies. These oceanographic features change intensity, distribution, and duration during El Niño/La Niña events resulting in poor breeding performance in seabirds. Climate models predict that these perturbations will last longer, be more variable, and in some cases, cause major shifts in oceanographic regimes. We analyzed our decade-­‐long dataset of tracked Laysan and black-­‐footed albatrosses (N = 192 individual trips) the breed in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to investigate the mechanistic role that oceanography plays in affecting the foraging distributions and its...
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The primary objective of this project is to develop a short synthesis report assessing 11 habitats, using a variety of ecological indicators. The report will be one tool that the South Atlantic LCC can use to inform decision-makers, stakeholders, and the general public about the health of South Atlantic habitats. To achieve this project, six discrete project tasks have been identified and are outlined in the next section.1) Project start-up and pre-workshop preparation: IAN will carefully review the Conservation Blueprint habitats and the indicators used to assess the health of these habitats. We will become familiar with the thresholds and data analysis that the South Atlantic LCC is using for their project. This...
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This dataset represents the soil order from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of northern California that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
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This dataset represents the soil minimum depth (inches) from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of southern Alaska (a) that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
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This dataset represents the soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 1.5 m depth) from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of southern Alaska that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Available Water Storage 0-150 cm - Weighted Average (centimeters). Available water storage (AWS). The volume of water that the soil, to a depth of 150 centimeters, can store that is available to plants. It is reported as the weighted average of all components in the map unit, and is expressed as centimeters of water. AWS is calculated from AWC (available water capacity) which is commonly estimated as the difference between the water contents at 1/10 or 1/3 bar (field capacity)...
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This dataset represents the soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 0.25 m depth) from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of western Washington that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Available Water Storage 0-25 cm - Weighted Average (centimeters). Available water storage (AWS). The volume of water that the soil, to a depth of 25 centimeters, can store that is available to plants. It is reported as the weighted average of all components in the map unit, and is expressed as centimeters of water. AWS is calculated from AWC (available water capacity) which is commonly estimated as the difference between the water contents at 1/10 or 1/3 bar (field...
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This dataset represents the soils with high iron concentrations content in the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
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This dataset represents the soils with high kaolinite (low activity clay) content in the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
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The USGS and South Atlantic LCC worked with stakeholders and managers across the Southeast to identify and assess landscape-level strategies for conserving multiple species. These strategies incorporated predictions from downscaled climate models, sea level rise, and changes to aquatic and terrestrial habitats.


map background search result map search result map Integrated monitoring within BCR’s: Creating a wildlife monitoring grid for the GPLCC Soil order for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- northern California, USA Soil minimum depth (inches) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- southern Alaska (a), USA Soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 1.5 m depth) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- southern Alaska (a), USA Soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 0.25 m depth) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- western Washington, USA Soils with high iron content in the Oregon portion of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Soils with kaolinitic layers in the Oregon portion of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Future Distribution of Cloud Forests and Associated Species in Hawaii SERAP: Decision Support for Stakeholders and Managers Responses of Hawaiian Albatrosses to Environmental Change North Carolina SWAP Priority Watersheds (MRB HUC-12) Synthesis of South Atlantic ecosystem health indicators Regionalized Sensitivity Analysis and related techniques applied to landscape and ecological response models Identifying Important Migratory Landbird Stopover Sites in the Northeast Conservation Science in the Great Basin Story Map South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint Version 2.2 Yazoo River Basin (HU4-0803) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) North Carolina SWAP Priority Watersheds (MRB HUC-12) Future Distribution of Cloud Forests and Associated Species in Hawaii Soil order for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- northern California, USA Soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 0.25 m depth) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- western Washington, USA Soils with high iron content in the Oregon portion of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Soils with kaolinitic layers in the Oregon portion of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Soil minimum depth (inches) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- southern Alaska (a), USA SERAP: Decision Support for Stakeholders and Managers Conservation Science in the Great Basin Story Map Integrated monitoring within BCR’s: Creating a wildlife monitoring grid for the GPLCC Synthesis of South Atlantic ecosystem health indicators Regionalized Sensitivity Analysis and related techniques applied to landscape and ecological response models South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint Version 2.2 Soil water storage capacity (AWS in mm at 1.5 m depth) for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- southern Alaska (a), USA Identifying Important Migratory Landbird Stopover Sites in the Northeast Responses of Hawaiian Albatrosses to Environmental Change Yazoo River Basin (HU4-0803) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017)