Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Folders: ROOT > ScienceBase Catalog > LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal > South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative > CPA_Data > Blueprint 2.0 Data > Indicators_V_2_0 ( Show all descendants )

46 results (316ms)   

Location

Folder
ROOT
_ScienceBase Catalog
__LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
___South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
____CPA_Data
_____Blueprint 2.0 Data
______Indicators_V_2_0
View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
Coastal Condition (Combined) This layer is an older version of one of the the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the estuarine ecosystem (both estuarine marsh and estuarine open water). It is an index of coastal condition capturing water quality, sediment quality, and benthic community condition. This indicator was updated with more current data in Blueprint 2.1. Reason for Selection This index measures the overall abiotic condition of the system, is well monitored, and is synthesized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every 5 years. It integrates measures of water quality, sediment quality, and benthic habitat quality. Input Data The EPA Coastal Condition Index (CCI) is a ranking derived from a water...
thumbnail
Forested Wetland Amphibians This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the forested wetland ecosystem. It captures Priority Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Areas within forested wetlands. This indicator was updated in Blueprint 2.1 to extend it to new areas of the forested wetland ecosystem map. Reason for Selection Amphibians provide an indicator of the condition and arrangement of embedded isolated wetlands. Input Data South Atlantic LCC Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) served as input data for this indicator. PARCAs are a nonregulatory designation whose purpose is to raise public awareness and spark voluntary action by landowners and conservation...
thumbnail
Forested Wetland Extent This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the forested wetland ecosystem. It captures the overall acres of forested wetlands present in the South Atlantic geography. This indicator was most recently updated in Blueprint 2.2. The updated version uses an improved resampling method and reflects changes in how extent indicators and ecosystem maps are envisioned. Reason for Selection Overall acreage provides an indicator of whether forested wetlands being inundated by sea level rise are being replaced or restored somewhere else. It is also well monitored and resonates with a diversity of audiences. Input Data, Mapping Steps, and Known Issues -- This indicator...
thumbnail
Richness of Fish of Conservation Concern This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the freshwater aquatic ecosystem. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page. Reason for selection Fish of conservation concern provide an indicator of cumulative impacts to the freshwater aquatic ecosystem and are regularly monitored throughout the LCC Input Data Draft fish database from the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Program (SEACAP) - Includes data from all three sources below NatureServe Digital Distribution of Native U.S. Fishes by Watershed Biodiversity Information Serving our Nation (BISON) species occurrence data Multi-state aquatic...
thumbnail
Structural Connectivity This was one of the early South Atlantic LCC indicators in the landscapes ecosystem. It captured important hubs and corridors for structural ecological connectivity. It has since been removed as an indicator. It was used in the 2015 State of the South Atlantic, but was never used in the Blueprint. Because this layer is based on outdated landcover data from 2001, we do not recommend using it to inform conservation decisions. Instead, we recommend the Blueprint 2.2 hubs and corridors for identifying large hubs and the connections between them. The low road density indicator also provides complementary information on habitat patches. Reason for Selection This indicator provides an indicator...
thumbnail
Unaltered Beach This layer is an outdated version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the beach and dune ecosystem. It is an index of altered beaches capturing impacts from hardened structures like jetties, groins, and infrastructure. This indicator was updated in Blueprint 2.2 to incorporate more recent data from the Coastal Barrier Resources System, which is used to set the boundaries of undeveloped beaches. The updated indicator was also extended to new areas of the beach and dune ecosystem map. Reason for Selection Altered beaches (including human developments along shorelines, jetties, groins, seawalls, revetments, and other structures) provide a measure of overall habitat alteration. Human infrastructure...
thumbnail
Beach Birds This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the beach and dune ecosystem. It is an index capturing observed abundance of four shorebird species. This indicator was updated in Blueprint 2.1 to rescale it from 0-100 for consistency with other continuous indicators. Reason for Selection This index represents a variety of ecosystem features and the species selected are already being monitored for the entire region by state and Federal agencies. Input Data Wilson's Plover and American Oystercatcher Betsy Von Holle (University of Central Florida) led a project that included state waterbird biologists in the South Atlantic: Tim Keyes, Felicia Sanders, Sara Schweitzer, and...
thumbnail
Forested Wetland Birds This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the forested wetland ecosystem. It is an index of habitat suitability for six forested wetland bird species. This indicator was updated in Blueprint 2.1 to extend it to new areas of the forested wetland ecosystem map and the lower half of the ACF Basin. This update also used an improved resampling method. Reason for Selection This index represents a variety of ecosystem features and is already being modeled and monitored for the entire region by the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. Input Data Select models from the Designing Sustainable Landscapes avian habitat models: -- Black-throated green warbler (bBTNW) -- Chuck-will’s...
thumbnail
Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity This layer was one of the old South Atlantic LCC indicators in the waterscapes ecosystem. It was an index of dams preventing fish migration between rivers and the ocean. Fresh and saltwater connectivity was not performing well as an indicator and could not be used in Blueprint 2.0. This indicator was replaced in Blueprint 2.1 with a new migratory fish connectivity indicator. Reason for Selection Barriers to connectivity between rivers/streams and the ocean can strongly impact diadromous fish and alter natural movement of sediments, are easy to monitor and model, and are widely used and understood by diverse partners. Input Data Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project:...
thumbnail
Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the landscapes “habitat aggregate”, which is intended to capture connections across all terrestrial ecosystems. It is an index of mostly natural, high-diversity areas potentially resilient to climate change. This indicator was most recently updated in Blueprint 2.2 to incorporate more recent data from TNC’s Resilient Land project. The updated indicator also has 8 categories based on standard deviations from the mean, rather than the two categories in this version, and uses an improved resampling method. Reason for Selection Resilience scores quantify a combination of landscape diversity and local connectedness....
thumbnail
Reason for Incorporating Sea-level Rise Transition Areas Sea-level rise is projected to have a profound impact on the people and natural communities of the South Atlantic coast. Both the transition of ecosystems and complete loss of land are projected to occur by 2050. Rather than planning for worst-case inundation scenarios, a recent focus has been placed on managing retreat of coastal wetlands as marshes migrate inland and ecosystems transition (Amundsen et al. 2010, Nicholls and Cazenave 2010, Rogers et al. 2014). This data layer depicts areas where transitions are likely to occur, but given the great uncertainty involved, does not attempt to distinguish between particular transitions (e.g., forested wetlands...
thumbnail
Bachman's Sparrow Species Distribution Model Bachman's Sparrow locations were recorded in three distinct survey projects conducted by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) (n = 544; 2006-2013), Paul Tallie et al. (Taillie et al. In review) (n = 99; 2012), and a Virginia Tech study in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune (n = 84; 2010). Paul Taillie (NCWRC), Jeffrey Marcus (The Nature Conservancy), Scott Anderson (NCWRC), and John Carpenter (NCWRC) collected data and summarized existing data sources. Data were collected as part of species-specific point count surveys with call-backs, general point counts, and as incidental observations. Points within 250 m of another presence...
thumbnail
No Metadata Available at this time. Please review the draft report for this project.
thumbnail
Freshwater Marsh Birds This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the tidal and nontidal freshwater marsh ecosystem. It is an index of potential habitat for five freshwater marsh bird species. Reason for Selection Patch sizes of fresh marsh were ranked with knowledge of marsh bird habitat relationships. Over time, a decrease in patch size will correspond to marsh degradation and wetland loss. Brown and Dinsmore (1986) tested bird responses to wetland patch size in interior fresh marshes. They showed 10 species were not present in wetland patches of < 5 ha, but were included in greater patch sizes. Examples of these species include least bittern, northern pintail, and northern shoveler. Several other...
thumbnail
Riparian Buffers This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the freshwater aquatic ecosystem. It is a riparian buffer index capturing natural habitat near rivers, streams, and large waterbodies. This indicator was totally recomputed in Blueprint 2.1 using improved data and methods. The updated indicator defines riparian buffers using the Active River Area, is no longer summarized at the HUC12 scale, and is continuous rather than binned into categories. Reason for Selection Habitat near rivers and streams is strongly linked to water quality and instream flow (Naiman 1997), is easy to monitor and model, and is widely used and understood by diverse partners. These buffers provide...
thumbnail
Wetland Patch Size This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the estuarine ecosystem. It is an index based on the size of estuarine patches. Reason for Selection Larger, better connected wetlands are positively associated with fish (Meynecke et al. 2008), shrimp (Turner 1977), and marsh birds. In particular, seaside sparrow (Benoit and Askins 2002, Rush et al. 2009), saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow (Benoit and Askins 2002), and marsh wren (Rush et al. 2009) have been associated with marsh area effects. Other species are expected to be limited based on home range size. In addition, wave attenuation is increased with wetland area (Shepard et al. 2011). Over time, a decrease in patch size will correspond...
thumbnail
Low-Urban Historic Landscapes This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the landscapes “habitat aggregate”, which is intended to capture connections across all terrestrial ecosystems. It is an index of National Historic Register sites surrounded by limited urban development. This indicator was updated in Blueprint 2.1 to include an additional category giving urban historic places a higher score than non-historic places. This update also used an improved resampling method. Reason for Selection The National Register of Historic Places reflects what Americans value in their historic built environment. It is the collection of our human imprint on the landscape that records through...


map background search result map search result map OUTDATED Indicator V 1.0: Landscapes - Structural Connectivity OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Low-Urban Historic Landscapes Draft Functional Diversity for Freshwater Aquatic Systems Freshwater Aquatic - Richness of Fish of Conservation Concern OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Aquatic - Riparian Buffers OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Extent OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Amphibians Indicator V 2.0: Estuarine Marsh - Wetland Patch Size Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Marsh - Freshwater Marsh Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity Additional Data: Pine Woodlands, Savannas and Prairies - Bachman' s Sparrow Species Distribution Draft Baseline Blueprint 2.0 - Used in Workshops Threats: Sea-level Rise Transition Areas by 2050 (projected rate of 0.9 m by 2100) OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Estuarine Combined: Coastal Condition OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Beach and Dune: Unaltered Beach OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Beach and Dune - Birds Threats: Sea-level Rise Transition Areas by 2050 (projected rate of 0.9 m by 2100) Freshwater Aquatic - Richness of Fish of Conservation Concern Additional Data: Pine Woodlands, Savannas and Prairies - Bachman' s Sparrow Species Distribution Draft Functional Diversity for Freshwater Aquatic Systems Indicator V 2.0: Estuarine Marsh - Wetland Patch Size Draft Baseline Blueprint 2.0 - Used in Workshops OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Estuarine Combined: Coastal Condition OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Low-Urban Historic Landscapes OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Aquatic - Riparian Buffers OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Extent OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Forested Wetland - Forested Wetland Amphibians Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Marsh - Freshwater Marsh Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Beach and Dune: Unaltered Beach OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Beach and Dune - Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity OUTDATED Indicator V 1.0: Landscapes - Structural Connectivity