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This dataset depicts Wolf (Canis lupus) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the projected habitat effectiveness for 2025 plus moderate US mortality plus low Canadian mortality scenario (Carroll 2003). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the effects of habitat effectiveness and mortality rates on wolf populations. Static habitat suitability models for wolf were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for wolf were created based on current and projected habitat effectiveness, which were based in part on road density and human population density. Wolf fecundity rates were...
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This dataset depicts Wolf (Canis lupus) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the current habitat effectiveness plus low US mortality plus moderate Canadian mortality scenario (Carroll 2003). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the effects of habitat effectiveness and mortality rates on wolf populations. Static habitat suitability models for wolf were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for wolf were created based on current and projected habitat effectiveness, which were based in part on road density and human population density. Wolf fecundity rates were based on...
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This dataset depicts Lynx (Lynx canadensis) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the population cycling across the region plus trapping plus climate change scenario (FC2; Carrol 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of population cycling, trapping, territory size, and climate change on lynx populations. Static habitat suitability models for lynx were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for lynx were created based on a logistic regression model of reported lynx locations against the proportion of the landscape in deciduous forest cover...
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This dataset depicts Marten (Martes americana) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the increased trapping intensity scenario (B4; Carrol 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of trapping, timber harvest, habitat restoration, and climate change on marten populations. Static habitat suitability models for marten were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for marten were created based on annual snowfall and percentage of older conifer and mixed forest. Demographic parameters were obtained from the literature and from calibration of the model....
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All Conservation Design Elements identified through a multi-year conservation planning effort undertaken by the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC). These elements were identified by the program Marxan as meeting collective conservation targets. Datasets include a merged design of all five elements, individual element shapefiles, and a prioritization shapefile (Conservation Design elements outlined by the NatureScape Design that were then placed into a prioritization framework based on Margulis and Pressy 2000).
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The capacity of ecosystems to provide services such as carbon storage, clean water, and forest products is determined not only by variations in ecosystem properties across landscapes, but also by ecosystem dynamics over time. ForWarn is a system developed by the U.S. Forest Service to monitor vegetation change using satellite imagery for the continental United States. It provides near real-time change maps that are updated every eight days, and summaries of these data also provide long-term change maps from 2000 to the present.Based on the detection of change in vegetation productivity, the ForWarn system monitors the effects of disturbances such as wildfires, insects, diseases, drought, and other effects of weather,...
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WaSSI (Water Supply Stress Index) predicts how climate, land cover, and human population change may impact water availability and carbon sequestration at the watershed level (about the size of a county) across the lower 48 United States. WaSSI users can select and adjust temperature, precipitation, land cover, and water use factors to simulate change scenarios for any timeframe from 1961 through the year 2100.Simulation results are available as downloadable maps, graphs, and data files that users can apply to their unique information and project needs. WaSSI generates useful information for natural resource planners and managers who must make informed decisions about water supplies and related ecosystem services...
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Systematic conservation planning is well suited to address the many large-scale biodiversity conservation challenges facing the Appalachian region. However, broad, well-connected landscapes will be required to sustain many of the natural resources important to this area into the future. If these landscapes are to be resilient to impending change, it will likely require an orchestrated and collaborative effort reaching across jurisdictional and political boundaries. The first step in realizing this vision is prioritizing discrete places and actions that hold the greatest promise for the protection of biodiversity. Five conservation design elements covering many critical ecological processes and patterns across the...
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Spotted Skunk presence data acquired from James L. Fowler IV and limited to points dating from 1980 to the present, with individual points adapted from the available data. Geospatial data acquired from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Land Cover Database (NLCD) and Digital Elevation Model (DEM), NASA Earth Observation Systems, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), and the Naturalness Index from Theobald et al. 2010 and 2012. The study was conducted over the extent of the Appalachian LCC. Environmental variables of consideration were determined through literature review and expert recommendations on the species. Spotted Skunk presence data was sub-sampled to reduce spatial bias. Pseudoabsence...
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This dataset depicts Wolf (Canis lupus) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the current habitat effectiveness plus high US mortality plus moderate Canadian mortality scenario (Carroll 2003). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the effects of habitat effectiveness and mortality rates on wolf populations. Static habitat suitability models for wolf were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for wolf were created based on current and projected habitat effectiveness, which were based in part on road density and human population density. Wolf fecundity rates were based...
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This dataset depicts Marten (Martes americana) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the increased trapping Area scenario (B3; Carrol 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of trapping, timber harvest, habitat restoration, and climate change on marten populations. Static habitat suitability models for marten were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for marten were created based on annual snowfall and percentage of older conifer and mixed forest. Demographic parameters were obtained from the literature and from calibration of the model....
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The Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team (FHTET) was created by the Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry in February 1995 to develop and deliver forest health technology services to field personnel in public and private organizations in support of the Forest Service’s land ethic, to “promote the sustainability of ecosystems by ensuring their health, diversity, and productivity.” This dataset shows the total basal area of all tree species as square feet per acre.For more information: http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/nidrm2012.shtml
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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, initiated in 2009 and finalized in 2014, provides a national vision for wildland fire management. This highly collaborative effort establishes three overarching goals, and describes stakeholder-driven processes for achieving them: (1) resilient landscapes; (2) fire-adapted communities; and (3) safe and effective wildfire response. The scientific rigor of this program was ensured with the establishment of the National Science and Analysis Team (NSAT). The main tasks of NSAT were to compile credible scientific information, data, and models to help explore national challenges and opportunities, identify a range of management options, and help set national priorities...
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This dataset represents the vector output from the Riparian Prioritization for Climate Change Resilience (RPCCR) tool with riparian corridors identified which met user-based parameters regarding percent canopy cover, solar gain percentile, impervious surface, and elevation that are also within 200 meters of a stream with natural trout reproduction as identified by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in coldwater streams. This dataset is used as part of a case study exercise (Module 4) of the RPCCR training course available at: http://www.scienceapplications.org/.
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Citation, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Private land owners, resilient, Policy makers & regulators, riparian, climate change, All tags...
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This dataset depicts Lynx (Lynx canadensis) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the population cycling only in Gaspe (core area) plus trapping scenario (B2; Carroll 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of population cycling, trapping, territory size, and climate change on lynx populations. Static habitat suitability models for lynx were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for lynx were created based on a logistic regression model of reported lynx locations against the proportion of the landscape in deciduous forest cover and annual...
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This dataset depicts Marten (Martes americana) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the increased trapping area plus timber harvest scenario (L3; Carrol 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of trapping, timber harvest, habitat restoration, and climate change on marten populations. Static habitat suitability models for marten were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for marten were created based on annual snowfall and percentage of older conifer and mixed forest. Demographic parameters were obtained from the literature and from calibration...
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This file contains a series of indexed conservation parameters and a cumulative relative conservation value scores. The file was created as part of a 7-state, wildlife action plan priority standardization project. The project, directed by the Open Space Institute (http://www.osiny.org) , was designed to complete a comprehensive GIS-based assessment of critical SWAP priority land protection targets across the greater Southern Appalachian range of AL, GA, TN, NC, SC, KY, and VA. The project developed a series of uniform geospatial data layers that illustrated ecological connectivity and associated wildlife habitat corridors at landscape-scale throughout the project region, as well as a standard analytical approach...
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This dataset depicts Lynx (Lynx canadensis) habitat in the Northern Appalachians predicted using the spatially explicit population model PATCH under the population cycling only in Gaspe (core area) plus 36 square kilometer territory size (compared to 90 square kilometer territory) scenario (B136; Carroll 2007). This dataset represents one of several scenarios testing the interacting effects of population cycling, trapping, territory size, and climate change on lynx populations. Static habitat suitability models for lynx were fed through PATCH to predict source and sink habitat areas across the landscape. The static models for lynx were created based on a logistic regression model of reported lynx locations against...
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Geographic relationships among energy infrastructure development, regional economic linkages, and the environment is crucial for understanding the impacts of Appalachian energy extraction activities and for regional planning efforts focused on the ecosystem services that may be affected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides impartial and independent data on the nation’s energy infrastructure, its sources, flows, and end uses, as well as forecasts and outlooks. Location information for specific extraction activities, as well as power plants and other supply chain components, can help reveal the regional nature of specific impacts and the often large distances between those effects and end-use...


map background search result map search result map Southern Appalachian Priority Conservation Forest Blocks Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Intensity Scenario Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Area + Timber Harvest Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: 2025 Habitat Effectiveness + Moderate US Mortality + Low Canadian Mortality Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Current Habitat Effectiveness + Low US Mortality + Moderate Canadian Mortality Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Current Habitat Effectiveness + High US Mortality + Moderate Canadian Mortality Scenario Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Area Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Population Cycling + Trapping + Climate Change Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Cycling in Gaspe + Smaller Territory Size Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Cycling in Gaspe + Trapping Scenario Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design Phase 1 Local Build-outs US Power Plant Locations Spotted Skunk Suitable Habitat WASSI Future Change in Water Supply Stress Index 1991-2010 ForWarn Mean Summer National Difference Vegetation Index 2009-2013 Total Basal Area of All Tree Species 2012 U.S. Forest Service National Cohesive Fire Strategy Dataset Forest Product Production Tunkhannock Watershed Riparian Prioritization for Climate Change Resilience Output with Natural Trout Reproduction in Coldwater Streams Amount of inflow stored in upstream dams-rivers NatureScape, Design Tunkhannock Watershed Riparian Prioritization for Climate Change Resilience Output with Natural Trout Reproduction in Coldwater Streams Southern Appalachian Priority Conservation Forest Blocks Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Area + Timber Harvest Scenario Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Intensity Scenario Predicted Marten Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Increased Trapping Area Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Population Cycling + Trapping + Climate Change Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Cycling in Gaspe + Smaller Territory Size Scenario Predicted Lynx Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Cycling in Gaspe + Trapping Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: 2025 Habitat Effectiveness + Moderate US Mortality + Low Canadian Mortality Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Current Habitat Effectiveness + Low US Mortality + Moderate Canadian Mortality Scenario Predicted Wolf Habitat in the Northern Appalachians: Current Habitat Effectiveness + High US Mortality + Moderate Canadian Mortality Scenario U.S. Forest Service National Cohesive Fire Strategy Dataset Forest Product Production WASSI Future Change in Water Supply Stress Index 1991-2010 NatureScape, Design Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design Phase 1 Local Build-outs Amount of inflow stored in upstream dams-rivers ForWarn Mean Summer National Difference Vegetation Index 2009-2013 Total Basal Area of All Tree Species 2012 Spotted Skunk Suitable Habitat US Power Plant Locations