The Southeast Conservation Blueprint is a map of important areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. The Blueprint categories represent the level of value—high or medium—of healthy natural resources and their potential to benefit fish, wildlife and plants. The Blueprint is the primary product of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). Through SECAS, diverse partners are working together to design and achieve a connected network of lands and waters that supports thriving fish and wildlife populations and improved quality of life for people across the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.
This product record includes the following:Southeast Blueprint v3.0 dataset
Input datasetsSoutheast Blueprint v3.0 Hubs and Corridors - This layer combines the hubs and corridors underlying the Southeast Blueprint in the Appalachian and South Atlantic subregions. While the South Atlantic and Appalachian connectivity analyses were conducted separately using different methods, the overall approach is similar. Both use a structural connectivity framework, capturing how well natural habitat is connected in general, without using species-specific thresholds. Hubs are defined as large continuous patches of high-value areas based on an integrated prioritization of land and water. Corridors are identified through a least-cost path analysis using Linkage Mapper. You can refer to the metadata for each of the two inputs to learn more about the approaches.
Southeast Blueprint v3.0 Input and Overlap Areas - This layer depicts the best current approximation of the analysis extent for each subregional Blueprint input. It can serve as a resource for determining which of the subregional Blueprint inputs covers a particular area of interest, providing a roadmap for where to look for more detailed information. This layer also illustrates how the various inputs overlap with one another. This layer was also used to assign 0 and NoData values in Southeast Blueprint v3.0.
Support documentationSoutheast Blueprint User GuideSoutheast Blueprint v3.0 Development Process
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