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Points from Bob Altman, Aug 2013
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The zip file below contains raw input and output files for the 4 final version of the ALI Marxan model. The versions all have the same number of runs (100), number of iterations (35 million), SPF factor for each conservation feature,(100) and BLM (0.35). They vary in overall goal levels and whether or not facets were targeted. The four versions are: (1) high overall goal levels, facets not targeted;(2) medium overall goal levels, facets not targeted; (3) medium overall goal levels, facets not targeted; (4) medium overall goal levels, facets targeted at 15%. Please see the associated report (ALI 2013) for further details, and contact Madeline with any questions.
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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts a “zoned” approach to identifying focal areas, connectivity management zones and zones for riparian habitat and ecological representation. Through a series of workshops and webinars, the ALI articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
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The Omniscape algorithm is based on an omnidirectional implementation of the connectivity tool, CircuitScape. It uses a moving window approach to calculate connectivity. For more information on the OmniScape approach please refer to McRae et al (2016) For this project, we tested several different moving window sizes from 250 meters to 1250 meters. A pixel size of 90 meters was used for computational efficiency. We used the OmniScape Python script provided by TNC. Omniscape requires two inputs: a resistance surface and a source surface. We used the standard resistance surface described above, along with the habitat layer described above as the source surface. Current FlowThe raw output of Omniscape is converted into...
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This database contains the data inputs used to create a 30 meter resistance layer for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment. All input data were clipped to the study area and converted to 30 meter raster format in the same projection with matching cell alignment unless otherwise noted. Input data was reclassified as needed in order to assign resistance values.We made three different resistance surfaces, using these data inputs, for testing in sensitivity analyses. For the first, we started with a conventional methodology for creating resistance surfaces (Using Gnarly Landscape Utilities), and then combined this result with nuanced layers about road impacts and building density impacts. These nuanced...
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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts a “zoned” approach to identifying focal areas, connectivity management zones and zones for riparian habitat and ecological representation. Through a series of workshops and webinars, the ALI articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
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This map package contains four resistance surfaces, one which is the same surface at two different resolutions (30m and 90m). The resistance surfaces were used in Linkage Mapper and Omniscape to model naturalness connectivity in Southwest Washington. Naturalness resistance values from all the inputs can be found in the report methodology.We made three different resistance surfaces, using the data inputs, found here, for testing in sensitivity analyses. For the first, we started with a conventional methodology for creating resistance surfaces (Using Gnarly Landscape Utilities), and then combined this result with nuanced layers about road impacts and building density impacts. These nuanced layers have continuous numerical...
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The layers in this map service represent 4 different version of the final ALI Marxan model. Selection frequency layers show how often each hexagon was selected over 100 runs of a specific version. The "Best Solution" is not a perfect solution, but simply the best scoring solution out of 100 runs for each version.
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This project identifies priority areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion to implement conservation strategies for riverine and riparian habitat. This is tailored towards the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) conservation goals and objectives, and provides the foundation for adaptation to a changing climate. This project adopts a “zoned” approach to identifying focal areas, connectivity management zones and zones for riparian habitat and ecological representation. Through a series of workshops and webinars, the ALI articulated its freshwater conservation goals and targets. Key aspects of these goals included: a focus on non-anadromous salmonid (salmon and steelhead) species, include riparian birds and waterfowl as key...
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Veg layer synthesis by Tom Miewald
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Context and Research QuestionIn 2010, the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WWHCWG) statewide analysis identified a need for a closer look at this landscape extending from the Southern Cascades (from approximately Mount Rainier to the Columbia River), through southwestern Washington, and into the Olympic Peninsula. Several species in this landscape have unique connectivity patterns and broad-scale data limitations which we began to explore in this analysis. Finer-scale analyses are necessary to prioritize and inform actions to maintain and restore habitat connectivity in this region.During meetings in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the WWHCG group developed a plan to model the region using Linkage Mapper...
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In 2014 and 2015, the Arid Lands Initiative developed “Conservation Scorecards” for their Priority Core Areas (PCAs) and Priority Linkage Areas (PLAs). To create the scorecards, we collected numerous existing geospatial datasets that could help provide decision support for ALI land managers, then summarized them to the geometry of PCAs and PLAs (e.g., took the spatial mean of a Landscape Condition Model). To better understand the analysis, please read the report, “Assessing the Condition and Resilience of Collaborative Conservation Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion,” available here. The PCA scorecards pdfs are attached to the main report as an appendix, and the PLA scorecards are included in a short...
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Protected areas are cornerstones of national and international conservation strategies. By way of these designations, lands and waters are set-aside in-perpetuity to preserve functioning natural ecosystems, act as refuges for species, and maintain ecological processes. Complementary conservation strategies preserve land for the sustainable use of natural resources, or for the protection of significant geologic and cultural features or open space. PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) attempts to include all available spatial data on these places. It is our goal to publish the most comprehensive geospatial data set of U. S. protected areas to date. PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) is limited to the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii....
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This project is part of a larger effort to design a sustainable landscape for wildlife and ecological systems in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Another goal of this effort is to test and describe different approaches to doing “Landscape Conservation Design” (LCD) and working towards articulating a toolkit of approaches for LCD. This report documents a task related to further develop and testing of this toolkit as applied to priority areas in the Columbia Plateau). This project focuses on a rapid assessment method of several potential areas across a large landscape. This assessment project builds from these previous ALI efforts (ALI 2013 and ALI 2014) by providing decision support for strategy development. ...
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This project was initially envisioned as an approach to identify priority areas for the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. It quickly became clear that working in a partnership-based setting would lead to a more holistic conservation design in the region, and NWRS priorities would follow from that design. Therefore, we aligned this project with an existing conservation partnership in the region, the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI).The ALI is a partnership comprised of state and federal agencies and public and private organizations working to conserve and restore a viable and well-connected ecosystem in eastern Washington’s arid lands. This group is working to determine priority...
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This zipped folder includes a file geodatabase that contains the spatial data sets gathered for the second phase of the Arid Land Initiative’s Landscape Conservation Design activity in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion, as well as an excel file with information about the Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) data variables. This analysis, which was funded by the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is fully described in the 2015 ALI report also available on ScienceBase, here.The file geodatabase contains the Priority Conservation Areas identified using Marxan in the first phase of the analysis. For the second phase, numerous statistics summarizing representing current conservation value and vulnerability...
This project is part of a larger effort to design a sustainable landscape for wildlife and ecological systems in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Another goal of this effort is to test and describe different approaches to doing “Landscape Conservation Design” (LCD) and working towards articulating a toolkit of approaches for LCD. This report documents a task related to further develop and testing of this toolkit as applied to priority areas in the Columbia Plateau). This project focuses on a rapid assessment method of several potential areas across a large landscape. This assessment project builds from these previous ALI efforts (ALI 2013 and ALI 2014) by providing decision support for strategy development. This...
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This map of North American land cover at a spatial resolution of 250 meters provides a harmonized view of the physical cover of Earth's surface across the continent in 2005. Nineteen Level II land cover classes were defined using the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) standard developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations.The land cover map is the first in a series of maps produced by the North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS). NALCMS is a collaborative initiative between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to monitor land cover and its change over time. The NALCMS product displayed in this map represents land cover based on monthly composites of 2005 Moderate Resolution...
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map background search result map search result map ALI Marxan Analysis Results WMS ALI Marxan Analysis Planning Units Final ALI Marxan folders NonCultivatedGrass bison_western_meadowlark_Oregon_20130824_020624 AltmanBirdPoints_Aug2013_wm Land Cover of North Pacific LCC, 250m CEC Data PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) for the NPLCC Crawford and Rocchio, 2014: Assessing the Condition of Spatial Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion ALI Phase 2 Data EIA Field Data for Columbia Plateau Priority Areas ALI Conservation Scorecards Input Data Layers 2017 Spatial Conservation Priorities for Riverine and Riparian Systems In the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion ALI Priority areas as linear networks (Figure 12) Selection frequency score Figure(6) Webinar: Developing a collaborative spatial conservation design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion webinar Data Inputs for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment Resistance Surfaces for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment Omniscape Results for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment NonCultivatedGrass Data Inputs for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment Omniscape Results for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment ALI Marxan Analysis Planning Units Final ALI Marxan folders Crawford and Rocchio, 2014: Assessing the Condition of Spatial Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion EIA Field Data for Columbia Plateau Priority Areas ALI Conservation Scorecards Input Data Layers 2017 Spatial Conservation Priorities for Riverine and Riparian Systems In the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Webinar: Developing a collaborative spatial conservation design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion webinar ALI Marxan Analysis Results WMS ALI Phase 2 Data ALI Priority areas as linear networks (Figure 12) Selection frequency score Figure(6) bison_western_meadowlark_Oregon_20130824_020624 Land Cover of North Pacific LCC, 250m CEC Data PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) for the NPLCC Resistance Surfaces for the Western Washington Habitat Connectivity Assessment