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Conclusions:Wetlands and riparian zones should be strategically placed in watersheds to optimize nitrogen removal, as, for example, in tile-drained farmlands prone to high concentrations of nitrateThresholds/Learnings:Restoring 10 million hectares of riparian zones and wetlands, representing 3.4% of the Mississippi River basin, would reduce nitrogen in the Mississippi River Basin and its tributaries by an average of 40%
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The Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area represents an area of interest pertaining to the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. The WLFW project will target species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other...
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The Gopher Tortoise Focal Area represents an area of interest pertaining to the gopher tortoise under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. The WLFW project will target species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with...
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GIS Metadata notes for AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas (BHCA)Kirsten Luke GIS Specialist, Atlantic Coast Joint VentureCreated October 18, 2007Updated December 28, 2007Updated March 20, 2008Base data:a) Meeting Maps and excel spreadsheets from the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Technical Committee Meeting August 7- 9th 2007 b) National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2001c) ESRI Street Map d) Federal Land : National Atlas Federal Lands Layer (2004) - these I believe are proclamation boundaries not actual fed land ownership boundariese) Protected Areas: Conservation Biology Institute Protected Areas Database (CBI -PAD) version 4. Land ownership boundaries - not proclamation boundaries.f) Audubon IBA's (2007)BHCA...
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Conservation Opportunity Areas are places in Wisconsin that contain ecological features, natural communities, or Species of Greatest Conservation Need habitat for which Wisconsin has a unique responsibility for protecting.
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This represents historical reference conditions for old tallgrass and wet prairie areas. Thus, offers information toward ecological land management efforts.These data represent the areas that the US GLO land surveyors and French/Spanish surveyors considered to be prairie in Missouri.
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The subset of all NRCS Common Resource Areas (CRA), version 1.2, that can support native prairie habitats within the Mississippi River Basin. A Common Resource Area is defined as a geographical area where resource concerns, problems, or treatment needs are similar. It is considered a subdivision of an existing Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) map delineation or polygon. Landscape conditions, soil, climate, human considerations, and other natural resource information are used to determine the geographic boundaries of a CRA.
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In order to identify areas within the Mississipi River Basin (MRB) where implementing wildlife conservation actions could potentially provide the highest benefit to both local waters and the Gulf of Mexico the Miss. River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative identified a "Water Quality Priority Zone". This provisional zone of interest represents HUC-8 watersheds having the highest potential for nutrient export from agricultural sources (using nitrogen as a surrogate). The potential for nutrient export was determined using the 2002 SPARROW Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin Model and cropland data from the 2013 USDA-NASS Cropland Data Layer. As the results from the SPARROW model are somewhat dated (ca. 2002), we incorporated...
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Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P)-related impaired waters for which a TMDL has been developed (Cycle Year 2010) within the Mississippi River Basin. For purposes of identifying N/P-related TMDLs, EPA used the following national impairment categories: algal growth, ammonia, noxious aquatic plants, nutrients, organic enrichment/oxygen depletion. Source : EPA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Downloads <http://gispub2.epa.gov/NPDAT/DataDownloads.html> Downloaded June 2014.
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This digital version of the original vegetation cover map can be used to identify regional changes in land cover since the time when the state was first surveyed. This data is not intended for landscape-scale analysis.This is a polygon shapefile derived from a 1:500,000-scale map showing the original, pre-settlement vegetation cover in Wisconsin. The original vegetation cover data was digitized from a 1976 map created from land survey notes written in the mid-1800s when Wisconsin was first surveyed. Linework representing lakes and other hydrographic areas in other data sets were subsequently merged with the original vegetation cover data set to more closely match the source map.
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Ducks Unlimited CPC (Conservation Program Committee) approved focus areas for conservation easements and land acquisitions within the Mississippi River Basin. These regions are very important to DU's habitat restoration and enhancement.Focus areas are designated by DU Board for acquiring conservation easements and land acquisitions without going through three board committees for approval. Only DU's internal board reviews any new easements or acquisitions in focus areas.


map background search result map search result map Prairie Ecological System (MRB) Major River (ERF1v2) - Mississippi River Basin Corn/Soybean Production Region Rice Production Region Water Quality Priority Zone (Draft - 2014) Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area (WLFW) Gopher Tortoise Focal Area (WLFW) Ducks Unlimited - Land Acquisition/Easement Focus Areas Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) Reaches with Nutrient TMDLs (2010) UMRGLR JV - Openland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation Missouri - Historic Prairie Ohio - Original Vegetation Wisconsin - Original Vegetation Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas Ohio - Original Vegetation Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) Rice Production Region Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Wisconsin - Original Vegetation Missouri - Historic Prairie Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area (WLFW) Gopher Tortoise Focal Area (WLFW) UMRGLR JV - Openland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Corn/Soybean Production Region UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Ducks Unlimited - Land Acquisition/Easement Focus Areas Reaches with Nutrient TMDLs (2010) Water Quality Priority Zone (Draft - 2014) Prairie Ecological System (MRB) Major River (ERF1v2) - Mississippi River Basin