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Range-wide habitat suitability maps for at-risk species in the longleaf system - polygon version

Polygon feature datasets for predicted habitat suitability for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine system in the Southeast US


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Crawford, B.A., Maerz, J.C., and Moore, C.T., 2020, Range-wide habitat suitability maps for at-risk species in the longleaf system: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The polygon data in the geodatabase represent range-wide habitat suitability model predictions for five species of herpetofauna: gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus), Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus), gopher frog (Lithobates capito), and striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus). Collectively, the habitat suitability polygons extend across the range of these species in the Southeast US, including areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. This assessment was conducted by the USGS Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Georgia in collaboration with other partners. Habitat suitability models were developed [...]


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These data were developed to support the Species Status Assessments conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and conservation planning for State, Federal, and non-government researchers, managers, landowners, and other partners for the five focal herpetofauna species. The raster and polygon vector data in the geodatabase are suitable for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other database and geospatial software. The data provide information on current (as of 2018) predicted habitat suitability for each of the five focal species within their combined ranges in the Southeast. The data may be used to develop maps, perform geospatial analyses, or to inform planning of survey, management, or other decisions in the areas covered by the data.

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