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Data layers pertaining to the management, restoration, or acquisition designations of state, federal, and non-government organizations (e.g., Focus Areas, Opportunity Areas, Priority Areas, Outstanding Natural Areas) along with the conservation estate (i.e. protected lands) within the Mississippi River Basin and intended to support development of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative’s Conservation Blueprint.
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About This ProjectOpen woodlands dominated by southern yellow pine were historically a large component of the landscape across the southeastern United States. These woodlands have an open canopy of longleaf, slash, shortleaf, and/or loblolly pines, with scattered shrubs and a grassy understory. These southern open pine ecosystems support many species of wildlife, many of which have declined in recent years as the amount and condition of their habitat has declined. This troubling decline in wildlife species has led to a focus on regional conservation efforts by America’s Longleaf, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, state wildlife agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, National...
This project will support the hiring of a detail position to work with the Geomatics Coordinator to complete current assessments of terrestrial systems focusing on landscape endpoints as described in the GCPO LCC’s Integrated Science Agenda, then begin the process of applying species endpoints to these landscapes through a Landscape Conservation Design process for the entire GCPO geography. This rapid ecological assessment will seek to answer the following questions: (1) How much habitat is in a desired ecological state, as defined by the Integrated Science Agenda? (2) How much more habitat is needed? (3) Where is habitat that is in the desired ecological state? (4) Where are opportunities to manage improved or...
The GCPO LCC assessed landscapes within the broad vegetative class of grasslands at a spatial resolution of 30 meters using a national database of existing vegetation type (LANDFIRE) combined with various high resolution data layers obtained from the states of Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida, and from researchers, non-governmental agencies, and state agencies for Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. This process identified over 32 million acres of the grassland vegetative type (broadly defined) and just over 1 million acres meeting the more restrictive definition of prairie (Figure 1). However, none of those areas identified as prairie were shown to meet all four of the condition endpoints assessed, and only...
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This layer was created by selecting classes relevant to conservation of the grassland-prairie-savanna broadly defined habitat from the LANDFIRE Existing Vegetation Type (evt) spatial data product clipped to the boundary of the GCPO LCC. The layer was generated as in input layer for the Draft Grassland Condition Index raster data layer in support of the GCPO LCC rapid ecological assessment of the Grassland-Prairie-Savanna Priority Habitat. In selecting vegetation types, “grasslands” were defined as any landscape dominated by grass, excluding classes considered to be features of other priority habitats, such as marshes, dunes, glades, woodlands, and pine savanna. The 44 selected grassland classes included pasture/hay...
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About This ProjectOpen woodlands dominated by southern yellow pine were historically a large component of the landscape across the southeastern United States. These woodlands have an open canopy of longleaf, slash, shortleaf, and/or loblolly pines, with scattered shrubs and a grassy understory. These southern open pine ecosystems support many species of wildlife, many of which have declined in recent years as the amount and condition of their habitat has declined. This troubling decline in wildlife species has led to a focus on regional conservation efforts by America’s Longleaf, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, state wildlife agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, National...
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The dataset includes Land Use/Land Cover types throughout the Chenier Eco-Region in Southwest Louisiana. Using the 2015 NAIP dataset (1m) as the basemap, E-Cognition image objects were derived from the multiresolution segmentation algorithm at 75 and 250 segments. Attempts to refine the data training methods using E-cognition, to extrapolate automating categories of this information to the entire map resulted with exceedingly low accuracy. Therefore, a raster was produced by piecing together several data resources, which provide reliable data for specific LULC categories. This process involved stitching together more reliable sources for specific categories to apply to higher resolution (75) segmentation product....
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The National Landcover Database (NLCD) from the United States (2001) and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) (2000), and a classified Landsat TM scene to fill the gap between the US and Canada were mosaicked together. Landsat images from June or July 2000-2002 were used to be consistent with timing of other data layers. Landcover across the layers were crosswalked and standardized into 5 classes: crop, grassland, other/non-habitat, woody vegetation and water/wetlands.
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About This ProjectOpen woodlands dominated by southern yellow pine were historically a large component of the landscape across the southeastern United States. These woodlands have an open canopy of longleaf, slash, shortleaf, and/or loblolly pines, with scattered shrubs and a grassy understory. These southern open pine ecosystems support many species of wildlife, many of which have declined in recent years as the amount and condition of their habitat has declined. This troubling decline in wildlife species has led to a focus on regional conservation efforts by America’s Longleaf, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, state wildlife agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, National...
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Researchers assessed how an expansion of forest reserves and climate-adaptive management may improve ecological connectivity and resilience under different climate scenarios. Resilience is measured as the capacity for these systems to maintain extant forest communities and aboveground live biomass. Forest landscape change was simulated via a spatially explicit forest ecosystem model, LANDIS-II. Simulations covered areas in northern Minnesota and northern lower Michigan that represent northern Great Lakes forest types. Restoring and maintaining ecological connectivity is one of the primary climate change adaptation strategies available to land managers, in addition to silvicultural practices. This study is...
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About This ProjectOpen woodlands dominated by southern yellow pine were historically a large component of the landscape across the southeastern United States. These woodlands have an open canopy of longleaf, slash, shortleaf, and/or loblolly pines, with scattered shrubs and a grassy understory. These southern open pine ecosystems support many species of wildlife, many of which have declined in recent years as the amount and condition of their habitat has declined. This troubling decline in wildlife species has led to a focus on regional conservation efforts by America’s Longleaf, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, state wildlife agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, National...


map background search result map search result map Land Cover for Conservation Planning for the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecosystems Data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Basemaps for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Conservation Designations for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Ecological Systems for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Production Systems data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Oppertunities data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Geophysical data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Water Quality data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Lower Wabash LCD Basemaps for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint GCPO Grassland existing vegetation type from LANDFIRE Report: Scenarios for forest reserve expansion and adaptive management under alternative climate change scenarios in the northern Great Lakes High resolution landcover for the Western Gulf Coastal Plain of Louisiana Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Fire Spatial Footprint White Paper Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Fire spatial footprint geodatabase Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Open pine rapid assessment metrics / field guide 2.0 Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: ECO OBS High resolution landcover for the Western Gulf Coastal Plain of Louisiana Lower Wabash LCD Basemaps for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Report: Scenarios for forest reserve expansion and adaptive management under alternative climate change scenarios in the northern Great Lakes Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Fire Spatial Footprint White Paper Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Open pine rapid assessment metrics / field guide 2.0 Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: ECO OBS GCPO Grassland existing vegetation type from LANDFIRE Land Cover for Conservation Planning for the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecosystems Efficiently monitoring extent of fire and fire effects in the South Atlantic LCC: Fire spatial footprint geodatabase Data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Basemaps for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Conservation Designations for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Ecological Systems for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Production Systems data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Oppertunities data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Geophysical data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint Water Quality data for Gulf Hypoxia Blueprint