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Important Forest Resource Areas are those landscape areas that are considered to be of high program potential or priority by State Forest Action Plans, and as defined by National Forest Stewardship Program Standards and Guidelines. This dataset contains the combined areas for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin within the Mississippi River Basin. Grid Value "1": Stewardship Potential - Areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery, but are not considered a priority. Grid Value "2": High Stewardship Potential - Priority areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery.
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These are the original hexagons created for the 2013 Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) for Colorado, but the attributes have been updated with the 2015 revision to reflect the revised (2015 SWAP Revision) list of Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), and to incorporate updated occurrence data and improved distribution data for some species. CNHP developed species distribution models for 17 Tier 1 SGCN. Both documented and modeled distribution data for Tier 1 animal and plant SGCN have been combined at the resolution of 640 acre hexagons across the state. Each hexagon is then placed into one of six CHAT priority categories based on rules developed by the Western Governor's Association CHAT member...
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Ecological Focus Areas (EFA), geographically explicit areas in which to address conservation issues, represent landscapes where conservation actions can be applied for maximum benefit to all Kansas wildlife. Each EFA includes a suite of SGCN and priority habitats and a unique set of conservation actions designed to address the specific resource concerns facing these species and habitats. Each EFA also includes one or more protected areas that can serve as demonstration sites for conservation actions.
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This layer represents the number of Tier 1 fish species known to occur in each HUC10 watershed in the state, according to data available in CPW’s fish database as of December 2014. There are 25 fish species on the Tier 1 SGCN list; a maximum of eight different species occur in the same watershed. This map is an indicator of species richness only; it does not consider relative habitat quality, or population metrics such as density or abundance, across watersheds.
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This dataset represents the Terrestrial Conservation Opportunity Areas identified by the 2015 update to Missouri's State Wildlife Action Plan.
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The Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) for Tennessee capture populations of GCN species and high quality habitats, and as appropriate, define the geographically relevant framework for achieving conservation outcomes. The COAs currently designed for Tennessee are large geographies, with the expectation that further prioritization and goal setting for specific habitat outcomes can be achieved within them through collaborations with partners on shared objectives. While designing the COAs for Tennessee, the planning team considered three major attributes: GCN habitat priority, the problems affecting the habitats, and the on-the-ground opportunities to implement conservation actions.
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The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) used wetland complex models for analysis in their conservation actions. A Historic Wetland Mask (HWM) was used as analysis features for the playa wetlands. The HWM is a GIS layer created by merging all of the playa wetland features identified from four sources: historic soil surveys , National Wetland Inventory, Soil Survey Geographic Database and a 2005 Ducks Unlimited satellite inventory. Using the HWM allows the model to analyze all potential historic wetlands and evaluate their restoration potential as waterfowl habitat. A combination of raster and vector-based spatial analysis was performed on the historic wetland footprints. Factors included in the mask were size,...
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Critical habitat lines - Mississippi River BasinWhen a species is proposed for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must consider whether there are areas of habitat believed to be essential the species’ conservation. Those areas may be proposed for designation as “critical habitat.” Critical habitat is a term defined and used in the Act. It is a specific geographic area(s) that contains features essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species and that may require special management and protection. Critical habitat may include an area that is not currently occupied by the species but that will be needed for its recovery. An area...
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish Wildlife Program Strategic Habitat Conservation Focus Areas. These polygons were designed to assist with prioritizing projects as a decision making tool for habitat restoration on private lands.
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This data set depicts simplified boundaries of National Wildlife Refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Mississippi River Basin.These boundaries are simplified from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Real Estate Interest data layer containing polygons representing tracts of land (parcels) in which the Service has a real estate interest. Interior boundaries between parcels were dissolved to produce a single set of simplified external boundaries for each feature. These are resource grade mapping representations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boundaries. For legal descriptions of the land represented here, contact the USFWS Realty Office. This map layer was compiled by the U.S....
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Priority Areas for conservation of aquatic Greatest Conservation Need species in Alabama, 2008. These areas are the coarse representation of areas important to preserve viable populations of the elements of biological diversity important to the ecoregion. These areas were identified through the ecoregional Planning process with teams of experts by ecoregion. (http://www.wildlifeactionplans.org/alabama.html) or (http://www.wildlifeactionplans.org/pdfs/action_plans/al_action_plan.pdf).
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GIS Metadata notes for AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas (BHCA)Kirsten Luke GIS Specialist, Atlantic Coast Joint VentureCreated October 18, 2007Updated December 28, 2007Updated March 20, 2008Base data:a) Meeting Maps and excel spreadsheets from the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Technical Committee Meeting August 7- 9th 2007 b) National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2001c) ESRI Street Map d) Federal Land : National Atlas Federal Lands Layer (2004) - these I believe are proclamation boundaries not actual fed land ownership boundariese) Protected Areas: Conservation Biology Institute Protected Areas Database (CBI -PAD) version 4. Land ownership boundaries - not proclamation boundaries.f) Audubon IBA's (2007)BHCA...
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Conservation Opportunity Areas are places in Wisconsin that contain ecological features, natural communities, or Species of Greatest Conservation Need habitat for which Wisconsin has a unique responsibility for protecting.
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NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives (including RCPP Critical Conservation Areas) overlapping the Mississippi River Basin. Data Layers: Targeted Monarch Butterfly Effort Targeted Honeybee Effort Driftless Area Initiative Gulf of Mexico Initiative Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Longleaf Pine Initiative Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Northern Plains Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Prairie Pothole Wetland and Grassland Retention Project Working Lands for Wildlife - Species Focal Areas RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Longleaf Pine RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Miss. River Basin RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Prairie Grasslands
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy - Tier One Aquatic Focus Areas. Focus Areas were developed using USGS 8-digit Hydrologic Units (HUC) as base layer. Each HUC 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. In some cases adjacent HUCs were combined to form an aquatic focus area.
High Opportunity Areas for Cooperative Conservation Actions - Data layers representing a broad array of wildlife and biodiversity plans, programs and priority areas prepared by natural resource entities were combined to identify priority areas for conservation actions. The areas on the map indicate areas identified as a priority for action by one or more of the plans referenced above. Darker shading/higher values indicate(s) areas where progressively more of the plans have overlapping priorities and indicate where partnering to maximize the effect of resources should be possible.
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This dataset displays polygon data for Global Important Bird Areas in the Mississippi River Basin.From its start in Europe in the 1980s, the Important Bird Areas concept has been a success, leading to the recognition and protection of some 3,500 sites worldwide. American Bird Conservancy's Important Bird Areas Program was launched in 1995 and has concentrated on identifying and documenting the very top sites throughout all 50 states - those of significance on a global level. Many kinds of sites are represented: National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks and Forests, state lands, conservation organization lands, and some private lands. Some of these sites are important because they are links along a migratory pathway....
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Data Sources: Native prairie data was provided by the Minnesota Biological Survey, February 2015. The land cover analysis is based on the US Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat and Population Evaluation Team's 2014 re-anlaysis of the National Land Cover Database's 2011 data.


map background search result map search result map Rainwater Basin Priority Wetlands Important Forest Resource Areas Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities American Bird Conservancy - Globally Significant Important Bird Areas (MRB) Colorado - Priority Watersheds for Tier 1 Aquatic SGCN Colorado - Priority Habitat for Tier 1 Terrestrial Animal and Plant SGCN Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan - Corridors Missouri - Terrestrial Conservation Opportunity Areas Montana - Aquatic Conservation Areas Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas USFWS Critical Habitat - Line (MRB) USFWS Region 3 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Focus Areas NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives National Wildlife Refuges - MRB (2017) Alabama - Priority Conservation Areas (Aquatic) Rainwater Basin Priority Wetlands Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan - Corridors Alabama - Priority Conservation Areas (Aquatic) Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Missouri - Terrestrial Conservation Opportunity Areas Colorado - Priority Habitat for Tier 1 Terrestrial Animal and Plant SGCN Colorado - Priority Watersheds for Tier 1 Aquatic SGCN Montana - Aquatic Conservation Areas UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Important Forest Resource Areas USFWS Region 3 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Focus Areas USFWS Critical Habitat - Line (MRB) National Wildlife Refuges - MRB (2017) American Bird Conservancy - Globally Significant Important Bird Areas (MRB) NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives