Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Filters: Tags: biota (X) > partyWithName: Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (X)

138 results (72ms)   

Filters
Date Range
Extensions
Types
Contacts
Categories
Tag Types
Tag Schemes
View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
Open canopy conditions in southeastern pine (Pinus spp.) forests were historically maintained by frequent fire and other disturbances, without which midstory hardwoods create closed canopy conditions limiting value of pine stands for many endemic, disturbance-adapted species. Intensively managed pine forests, which comprise 19% of forests in the southeastern U.S., can emulate historical open pine conditions, providing appropriate vegetation structure and composition for many endemic species. However, exact mechanisms for producing and maintaining open pine conditions and subsequent effects on biodiversity have not been examined across regions and stand ages. To better inform managers about options for providing...
The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCPO) is a regional collaboration across agency and ownership boundaries to conserve sustainable landscapes in the face of global change. Planning for sustainable landscapes is hampered by uncertainty in how species will respond to conservation actions amidst impacts from landscape and climate change, especially when those impacts are also uncertain. Conservation is also complicated by the complexities of the planning decisions, including tradeoffs among competing species objectives. To help guide landscape conservation design, we piloted a process that integrated dynamiclandscape metapopulation models (DLMPs) and Structured Decision Making to...
thumbnail
The purpose of this data set is support resource allocation decisions (i.e. where to invest conservation effort) within the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The Condition Index ranks pixels (250-m) according to how well they meet the Desired State for the Open Pine habitat system, which is described qualitatively and quantitatively in the GCPO LCC’s draft Integrated Science Agenda (v4). Higher values indicate sites closer to the Desired State. Value of 1 indicates areas appropriate for restoration but currently under an alternative land use (i.e. potential habitat). Please see PDF file in the Open Pine folder in the Blueprint Gallery at https://gcpolcc.databasin.org/ for a full...
thumbnail
The purpose of this data set is support resource allocation decisions (i.e. where to invest conservation effort) within the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The Protection Opportunity action map for the Open Pine habitat system ranks pixels (250-m) based primarily on the Open Pine Condition Index such that unprotected sites within healthy landscapes are ranked higher than those in very fragmented landscapes. Ranks are increased by information on existing partner interest (i.e. stated priority areas), elevated risk of change by 2060, and predicted occupancy of a majority of species identified in the GCPO LCC’s draft Integrated Science Agenda (v4). Areas ranked as high restoration...
thumbnail
This data represents an assessment of forest patch size used in the ecological assessment of upland hardwood systems by the GCPO LCC. We used a combination of remote sensing products including 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD) forest classes and the 2011 MAV forest classification layer produced by the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture to delineate patches of all forest types in the GCPO LCC. We used NLCD as the primary data source when assessing forests outside the GCPO LCC MAV subgeography, and the LMVJV forest classification as the primary data source for forest assessment within the MAV. NLCD was developed using 2011 Landsat TM imagery, with forest classes including only areas with trees exceeding...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: BIOSPHERE, BIOSPHERE, ECOSYSTEMS, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS, All tags...
The desired ecological state for priority habitat systems should characterize the least impacted condition – systems in this condition should be targets for maintenance/protection and the goal of restoration activities in degraded systems. In the GCPO LCC Integrated Science Agenda (ISA), ageneral description of the desired ecological state for high gradient streams and rivers of the Ozark Highlands is: “Small springs, runs, and headwaters characterized by clear, clean, and relatively cold water in largely undisturbed forest settings.”To identify high gradient streams, a threshold of 2% slope was originally chosen to align with categories of “high” and “very high” established by the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership...
A presentation describing the planned prioritization model for identifying potentially suitable but currently unoccupied habitats to target search and restoration efforts for the federally-threatened Louisiana Pearlshell Mussel, from an early stage in the project.
The objectives of this open pine and woodland rapid ecological assessment are to provide information about (1) how much and where the pine-dominated landscapes in the GCPO meet the criteria for open pine habitat as defined in the Integrated Science Agenda (ISA), (2) how much more such habitat is needed, and (3) where opportunities exist to manage for these conditions (through thinning, burning, reforestation, enhancement, etc.). The ISA defines the desired ecological state for open pine as “woodlands and savannas that are floristically rich and comprised mostly of site-appropriate pine with low basal area, open canopies, and dense herbaceous understories in large interconnected blocks.”
thumbnail
Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources — particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast). Management decisions to address these effects (i.e., adaptation) require an understanding of the relative vulnerability of various resources to these stressors. To meet this need, the four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives along the Gulf partnered with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to conduct this Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA).
Efforts to conserve regional biodiversity in the face of global climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation will depend on approaches that consider population processes at multiple scales. By combining habitat and demographic modeling, landscape-based population viability models effectively relate small-scale habitat and landscape patterns to regional population viability. We demonstrate the power of landscape-based population viability models to inform conservation planning by using these models to evaluate responses of prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) and wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) populations in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region to simulated conservation scenarios. We assessed the...
This project links downscaled climate data to an ecosystem model (LINKAGES) to a landscape simulator (LANDIS) to wildlife models (HSI). Collectively, these models offer a means to assess the response of wildlife to climate change - mediated through habitat.
thumbnail
The purpose of this data set is support resource allocation decisions (i.e. where to invest conservation effort) within the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The Protection Opportunity action map for the Forested Wetland habitat system ranks pixels (250-m) based primarily on the Forested Wetland Condition Index such that unprotected sites within healthy landscapes are ranked higher than those in very fragmented landscapes. Ranks are increased by information on existing partner interest (i.e. stated priority areas), elevated risk of change by 2060, and predicted occupancy of a majority of species identified in the GCPO LCC’s draft Integrated Science Agenda (v4). Areas ranked as high...
This project represents the first attempt to map floodplain inundation frequency at the landscape scale in the south central United States. Using 15-40 images per Landsat scene, we established a wide range of possible flood frequencies across a variety of rising and falling river stages. This method represents a flexible approach that can be configured to define habitat availability for a variety of terrestrial and aquatic species.
The Adaptation Science Management Team adopted the broadly defined habitat type of “medium-low gradient rivers and streams,” as a priority habitat within the GCPO geography. The desired landscape endpoint for these rivers and streams should characterize a natural system in a least impacted condition – systems in this condition should be targets for protection and the goal of restoration activities in degraded systems. Landscape endpoints specified in the GCPO Integrated Science Agenda (ISA) are intended to more narrowly describe localized stream amount, configuration and condition. In the ISA, a general description of desired landscape endpoints for medium-low gradient streams and rivers include intact channel...
High gradient streams and rivers of the Ozark Highlands were selected by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks (GCPO) Adaptation Science Management Team (ASMT) as a priority habitat system. The goal of this document discover and apply geospatial data and analysis to estimate the amount, configuration and condition of key habitat features of high gradient streams and rivers of the GCPO. The desired ecological state for priority habitat systems should characterize the least impacted condition – systems in this condition should be targets for maintenance/protection and the goal of restoration activities in degraded systems. In the GCPO Integrated Science Agenda (ISA), a general description of the desired ecological...
The Conservation Blueprint provides a foundation to design strategies for collaborative conservation effort to achieve sustainable landscapes in the face of change. It builds on the Ecological Assesment project to develop a set of linked geospatial data products related to the nine priority systems of the GCPO LCC to provide a scientific (i.e. transparent, replicable & defensible) approach to identifying the next best places for collaborative conservation effort toward the partnership’s shared vision.
Building off the successes of the stratified random sampling approach to selecting aerial transects for waterfowl surveying used by Mississippi and Arkansas, the waterfowl conservation community is undertaking this approach across the entire Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Waterfowl respond directly to climate factors and this approach allows for statistically valid estimates that can track trends over time.


map background search result map search result map Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment GCPO Forest Patches and Patch Sizes >3,000 ac Forested Wetlands Protection Opportunities Open Pine Condition Index Open Pine Protection Opportunities Southeast Blueprint v3.0 Development Process Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Open Pine Protection Opportunities Forested Wetlands Protection Opportunities GCPO Forest Patches and Patch Sizes >3,000 ac Open Pine Condition Index Southeast Blueprint v3.0 Development Process