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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts 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 articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
This is a set of scripts developed by Madeline Steele in 2013 as a part of the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) spatial prioritization analysis. They are provided here both as methodological documentation and because they may be useful for other projects. They are not set up to be imported into an ArcGIS toolbox, and all path names would have to be changed before they could be used. They are commented, and variables should be at the top, but they are probably not very useful without a bit of previous Python experience. Please feel free to use and/or splice and dice these scripts, and contact Madeline if you have any questions. Madeline Steele GIS Specialist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region/SWCA...
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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts 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 articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts 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 articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
This Addendum describes the decision-support products the Arid Lands Initiative has developed and is using to facilitate partners’ transition from landscape planning to taking coordinate action guided by shared priorities, as the ALI partners strive to achieve landscape-scale conservation in eastern Washington’s arid lands.
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This dataset is an extract of the resistance surface created for the Pacific Northwest Duke Climate Resilience Project. It incorporates data on various human activities from the following data sources: National Landcover Dataset, Energy Infrastructure data from the Ventyx Corporation, National Wetlands Inventory, TIGER 2010 Road Data, active railroads and Dave Theobald's housing density dataset developed from 2010 census data. More details on the creation of this surface can be found in the document "Creation of Resistance Surfaces for the Resistant Kernel Pacific Northwest Duke Landscape Resilience Project".
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This project is part of a larger effort to design a sustainable landscape for wildlife and ecological systems in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Another goal of this effort is to test and describe different approaches to doing “Landscape Conservation Design” (LCD) and working towards articulating a toolkit of approaches for LCD. This report documents a task related to further develop and testing of this toolkit as applied to priority areas in the Columbia Plateau). This project focuses on a rapid assessment method of several potential areas across a large landscape. This assessment project builds from these previous ALI efforts (ALI 2013 and ALI 2014) by providing decision support for strategy development. ...
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This project is part of a larger effort to design a sustainable landscape for wildlife and ecological systems in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Another goal of this effort is to test and describe different approaches to doing “Landscape Conservation Design” (LCD) and working towards articulating a toolkit of approaches for LCD. This report documents a task related to further develop and testing of this toolkit as applied to priority areas in the Columbia Plateau). This project focuses on a rapid assessment method of several potential areas across a large landscape. This assessment project builds from these previous ALI efforts (ALI 2013 and ALI 2014) by providing decision support for strategy development. ...
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The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line File is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. The All Roads Shapefile includes all features within the MTDB Super Class "Road/Path Features" distinguished where the MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) for the feature in MTDB tha begin with "S". This includes...
NatureServe Vista (Vista) is a free ArcGIS extension that was integrated into the project to support analysis in the project, as well as continued “as needed” implementation planning. Vista is a broad tool that could support the following tasks: Integrate spatial data Define “conservation elements” or those features of conservation assessment and planning interest Collect and populate a database of conservation element indicators and requirements such as retention goal, minimum occurrence size, condition threshold, and response (e.g., condition model parameters) of the element to stressors and conservation practices Characterize patterns of diversity, value (e.g., imperilment status), and data uncertainty Characterize...
These photos were taken by the Washinton Natural Heritage Program in Summer, 2014 to support an Ecological Integrity Assessment project (https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/54ed0f13e4b02d776a68481b). Photos are taken of field sampling sites that were selected to assess ecological integrity. Methods can be found in the report. Each zipped folder contains several photo series that correspond to individual sites. Each site series starts with a photo of a field sheet with the site ID. This site ID can be linked to information in the field database (put link here when uploaded). Following that are 4 photos that correspond to the cardinal directions from that point, in order: North, East, South, West. This...
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This file represents the linear riverine features that were selected as priority places for conservation based upon an analysis. This analysis is detailed at https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/58e1cc2ee4b09da67996a610
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This file geodatabase includes the 2013 Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) and the Marxan target rasters that were derived from it. For an explanation of why targets were selected and how they were derived, please refer to the report. The Python scripts used to generate the layers are also available via the GNLCC portal.


    map background search result map search result map TIGER 2010 data for the ALI analysis area Resistance Surface for the ALI analysis area TNC Land Facets for the ALI analysis area Arid Lands Initiative land use/land cover layer and derived rasters Crawford and Rocchio, 2014: Assessing the Condition of Spatial Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion EIA Field Data for Columbia Plateau Priority Areas 2017 Spatial Conservation Priorities for Riverine and Riparian Systems In the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Riverine Priority Areas for the Columbia Plateau Priority areas as linear networks (Figure 12) Selection frequency score Figure(6) EIA Field Data for Columbia Plateau Priority Areas Crawford and Rocchio, 2014: Assessing the Condition of Spatial Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion 2017 Spatial Conservation Priorities for Riverine and Riparian Systems In the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion TNC Land Facets for the ALI analysis area Resistance Surface for the ALI analysis area Arid Lands Initiative land use/land cover layer and derived rasters TIGER 2010 data for the ALI analysis area Riverine Priority Areas for the Columbia Plateau Priority areas as linear networks (Figure 12) Selection frequency score Figure(6)