The Greater Sage Grouse Focal Area represents an area of interest pertaining to the greater sage grouse under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. The WLFW project will target species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species...
Appendix 4.26, 4.31, 4.32, and 4.33 in Kentucky's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan. Each taxonomic conservation area (6 total) was assigned a value of 1 and then all were summed together. Ecoregions with values of 4 or more were considered tier I areas
This dataset displays polygon data for Corridors and Key Habitat Areas in the United States.-Key Migration Corridors where bird risk will differ from season to season, and may also differ from year to year among specific locations within the corridor.-Key Habitat Areas for birds on the Red WatchList (plus both widespread eagle species, and Ferruginous Hawk), where the species may not be present year round. Birds are likely to be most at risk from wind development where their optimal habitat is found within the tinted area.
Estimated number of breeding pairs of Clay-colored 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.
Summary of EQIP contracts, acres, and financial obligations by HUC-12 for Mississippi River Basin Initiative states, FY2009-2015. Note: Missing watersheds contain no EQIP contracts.
Data layers portraying hydrogeomorphic evaluation of ecosystem restoration options for the Lower Missouri River Floodplain. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/currentplans.html
Estimated number of breeding pairs of Grasshopper 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.
Predictions of the number of upland nesting duck pairs (mallards, blue-winged teal, gadwall, northern pintail, and northern shoveler) that could potentially nest in the upland habitats of every 40 acre block of the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). These predictions are based on the known maximum travel distances of hens from wetlands to their nest sites, and regressions (statistical models) created from 4 square mile survey data predicting the number of duck pairs that utilize every individual wetland in PPR during a “typical” breeding season. GRID CODE = Number of Duck Pairs: 1 = 0-10; 2 = 11-20; 3 = 21-40; 4 = 41-60; 5 = 61-80; 6 = 81-100; 7 = >100.
Predicted greater prairie chicken habitat - Iowa Wildlife Action Plan (2007). Landscape suitability was mapped by applying a model developed for Northwest Minnesota to the 2001 National Land Cover Data for Iowa. Logistic regression was used to compare landscape characteristics between booming grounds and random sites. The model is based on the assumption that areas classified as hayland are equivalent to grassland habitat. In addition to providing information about the Greater Prairie-Chicken, this map is included as a representation of the location of mid-grass habitat in amounts significant enough to support grassland species more generally. Model developed by USFWS.
Forest conservation and bottomland forest restoration priorities identified by the Upper Mississippi River Forest Partnership.
Low-lying areas (1-acre minimum) within the MRB/GHI Water Quality Priority Zone derived from 30-m NED DEM Topographic Position Index (180-m radius) values less than 1/4 standard deviation below the mean. Used as an aid in identifying wetland restoration potential.
Crop and grazing land production system regions within the Mississippi River Basin, based on NRCS Common Resource Areas where a particular production system covers a significant area.
This layer displays Conservation Opportunity Areas (COA’s), which are places in Pennsylvania that represent clusters of Species, as well as most critically imperiled plants and their associated habitats where collaborative conservation action should be targeted. The COAs are intended to complement, not replace, other conservation planning efforts, by providing specific recommendations focused on Species and their habitats.
This layer depicts U.S. Forest Service ecological subsections, which were used to define potential geographic focus areas for the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Action Plan. Each subsection was ranked using both quantitative and qualitative criteria and using the ranks revised based on peer review and expert opinion. For methodology relating to this ranking please visit the Montana Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Management Strategy website at http://fwp.mt.gov/specieshabitat/strategy/default.html.
Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) are large, loosely defined, geographic areas within Mississippi that have been identified by MDWFP as priority areas for implementing conservation actions recommended in Mississippi’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). They may contain priority habitats or Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), represent areas that have unique habitats (e.g. prairies) within them but they are composed of many different habitats, or may have been chosen because they have a wide range of SGCN, or include areas that are particularly important to one SGCN.
Data layers pertinent to drainage water management e.g. cropland on flat slopes, poorly drained soils, and soils with sufficient organic matter.
Watersheds identified as priorities in State Nutrient Reduction Strategies to support the efforts of the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. Received June 2014.
Common Resource Areas containing at least 22% "grassland/pasture" or "other hay/non-alfalfa" (Cropland Data Layer - 2013) within the Mississippi River Basin. Version 1.
Grassland priority conservation areas (GPCAs) within North America's Central Grasslands identified by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America. GPCAs are defined as areas of tri-national importance due to their ecological significance and threatened nature, which are in need of international cooperation for their successful conservation.
Mississippi River Basin Gridded SSURGO potential wetland soil landscapes (PWSL version 1) - the percentage of the map unit (all components) that meet the criteria for a potential wetland soil landscape. For version 1 (pwsl1), those soil components that meet the following criteria are tagged as PWSL and their comppct_r values are summed for each map unit. Soil components with hydricrating = 'YES' are considered PWSL. Soil components with hydricrating = “NO” are not PWSL. Soil components with hydricrating = 'UNRANKED' are tested using other attributes, and will be considered PWSL if any of the following conditions are met: drainagecl = 'Poorly drained' or 'Very poorly drained' or the localphase or the otherph data...