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Combined core and corridor areas used to identify the landscape context of potential implementation opportunities in terms of enhancing functional connectivity. Data generated by The Conservation Fund as part of the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) and NiSource MSHCP green infrastructure network design processes.
Maps displaying EQIP contracts, acres, and financial obligations by HUC-12 for Mississippi River Basin Initiative states, FY2009-2015. Note: Missing watersheds contain no EQIP contracts.
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The Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) for Tennessee capture populations of GCN species and high quality habitats, and as appropriate, define the geographically relevant framework for achieving conservation outcomes. The COAs currently designed for Tennessee are large geographies, with the expectation that further prioritization and goal setting for specific habitat outcomes can be achieved within them through collaborations with partners on shared objectives. While designing the COAs for Tennessee, the planning team considered three major attributes: GCN habitat priority, the problems affecting the habitats, and the on-the-ground opportunities to implement conservation actions.
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Estimates of county tile drainage in the Mississippi River Basin. Data Sources: 2012 USDA NASS Census of Agriculture; World Resources Institute. 2008. Assessing Farm Drainage; USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 2014. Assessment of agricultural subsoil pattern tile drainage on wetland hydrology and ecosystem services in the Prairie Pothole Region. Field Description tiled_acre Acres drained by tile (NASS Census of Agriculture, 2012) or drainage permit acres in Dakotas (NPWRC, 2014), whichever is higher. pct_tile Percent of county drained by tile (tiled_acre/cty_acr*100) prmtac2 Acres under drainage permit in North or South Dakota (NPWRC, 2014). Best_Guess Acres drained by tile (WRI - Assessing...
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Estimated number of breeding pairs of LeConte's sparrow based on the amount of grass, trees, and/or hay in the landscape. Landscape scale varied from 1/4- to 2-mile radius depending on the species. Pair estimates were calculated for grass patches >=1 ha, extrapolated to 40-ac cells, then smoothed by averaging over a 1-mile radius. Models were based on point count surveys conducted in 2003-2005 throughout the Tallgrass Prairie Pothole Region. Point count locations were stratified by cover type, the amount of grass in the landscape, and USFWS Wetland Management District boundaries. Landcover data were derived from 2000 Thematic Mapper imagery. Grid values = number of breeding pairs per 30-m pixel.
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Mainstem Mississippi River bottomlands. Derived by combining the Mississippi alluvial plain with natural floodplains created by the Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team for the Upper Mississippi. While the Mississippi alluvial plain is not entirely bottomland (e.g. Crowley's Ridge), excluding these non-bottomland areas from analysis would exclude opportunities to expand existing forest patches and enhance connectivity.
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Important Forest Resource Areas are those landscape areas that are considered to be of high program potential or priority by State Forest Action Plans, and as defined by National Forest Stewardship Program Standards and Guidelines. This dataset contains the combined areas for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin within the Mississippi River Basin. Grid Value "1": Stewardship Potential - Areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery, but are not considered a priority. Grid Value "2": High Stewardship Potential - Priority areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery.
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Ecological Focus Areas (EFA), geographically explicit areas in which to address conservation issues, represent landscapes where conservation actions can be applied for maximum benefit to all Kansas wildlife. Each EFA includes a suite of SGCN and priority habitats and a unique set of conservation actions designed to address the specific resource concerns facing these species and habitats. Each EFA also includes one or more protected areas that can serve as demonstration sites for conservation actions.
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%


map background search result map search result map Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Important Forest Resource Areas UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation Ohio - Original Vegetation HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Rice (2017) Lower Illinois River Basin (HU4-0713) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Wabash River Basin (HU4-0512) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Ohio - Original Vegetation Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Important Forest Resource Areas Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Rice (2017) Lower Illinois River Basin (HU4-0713) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Wabash River Basin (HU4-0512) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI)