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The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative needed seamless landcover data for the south-central United States. This information is essential for developing computer modeling tools related to the conservation of many terrestrial species and determining the quality of vegetation to assess current and desired conditions.
This data shows Boat Ramp locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Each data set was compiled from each state, including, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Data for some of the states may not be completely up to date or completely accurate.
Developing Regional Partnerships for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative - Urban Monarch Technicians
Sampling Grassland habitats in Urban, Suburban and Rural areas of Central Texas using a modified GMIT protocol and Data Recorder Protocol provided a baseline of operations and tested various techniques and equipment prior to large-scale implementation. This 6-month effort combined the Urban Monarch project with testing field data collections techniques with those used by several partners (TPWD protocol) interested in determining best practices, tools and methodologies for evaluating and monitoring habitat for monarchs, other pollinators and grassland birds. Tablet data recorders were far superior that other recorders tested, and also were superior to cell phone applications. Several milk weed planted areas were...
Managing Instream Flows and Developing Hydrologic Information for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative
The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, a partner in the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is advancing instream flow science by developing basic information necessary to support flow standards and water management recommendations for waterways throughout the region. Helping resource managers prepare for future population growth and climate change-associated flow alterations at regional and local scales will enable state and federal agencies to focus regulatory and management efforts on habitats most vulnerable to altered flow. They will be able to develop more effective management strategies to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife and better inform policy-makers on conservation needs.
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) form a national network of partnerships working collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to address landscape-style changes and impacts to America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources by leveraging and sharing science capacity. The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC is partnering with the Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership (SARP) to ensure that the rich aquatic resources of their region are protected from impacts of future population growth and climate change. SARP has identified flow alteration as a priority threat and is helping the GCPLCC to advance regional instream flow science by developing basic information necessary to support credible instream...