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We propose to support the revision and implementation of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s Conservation Blueprint by integrating its Ecosystem Indicators into a structured decision support system that makes explicit how the Indicators are interrelated and how these will respond to management and policy interventions aimed at improving the conservation status of the South Atlantic region. Our specific objectives are to (1) develop ecological production functions that predict theecological impacts of selected conservation actions relative to current conditions, and to propagate these impacts through other affected systems or functions; (2) codify protocols for updating and curating geospatial...
We will develop SMART-SLEUTH, an advanced spatially explicit modeling framework designed to augment the current SLEUTH model with sophisticated smart-growth capabilities. Based on the latest version of SLEUTH, we will create an open-source GIS-enabled software package that will implement SMART-SLEUTH with advanced modules and tools for evaluating, predicting, and visualizing smart growth scenarios and outcomes. In this software package, a more user friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI), a multi-level automatic calibration approach built on machine learning algorithms, and new spatial landscape metrics for quantifying land change patterns will provide enhanced support for complex model configuration, calibration,...
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Nutrient Reduction is an indicator of the Midwest Landscape Initiative’s (MLI) 2023 Midwest Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint is a basemap of priority lands and waters for conservation across the Midwest consisting of over 20 social and environmental values representing diverse interests across society. This indicator was chosen as a targetable, important feature of the MLI goals that will be used to track conditions over time and prioritize areas for conservation. Indicators were defined through elicitation and prioritization exercises with federal and state participants. Criteria for the indicators includes 1) actionable, 2) measurable, 3) relevant to multiple groups across the region, and/or 4) representative...
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The Highly Altered Areas Mask is an input of the Midwest Landscape Initiative’s (MLI) 2023 Midwest Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint is a basemap of priority lands and waters for conservation across the Midwest consisting of over 20 social and environmental values representing diverse interests across society. For all of our input indicator layers, we use this mask to remove the most highly altered areas on the landscape from our datasets. These areas include the highest-intensity urban development, plus large roads. By removing these select areas, we help the prioritization algorithm of the Blueprint to de-prioritize pixels at the edges of the most altered areas, which in turn leads to more connected hubs in...
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This project seeks to develop a tool that strategically identifies priority areas for land protection. This is a pilot study to assess the extent of taxa that contain adequate genetic sampling within the south Atlantic ecoregion for characterization of intraspecific genetic variation. We seek to use genetic data from multiple taxa coupled with GIS data to provide a genetic landscape from which geographic patterns of intraspecific genetic diversity will be inferred. Joint analyses of the resulting genetic landscapes will be used to identify geographic areas where multiple species show atypical patterns of interpopulation divergence or intrapopulation diversity (i.e., a hotspot of high biological value). We will then...
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The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan to conserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. It identifies shared conservation priorities across the South Atlantic region. The first Blueprint, Version 1.0, was released in March 2014. Blueprint 1.0 was based on a combination of expert input and partner plans and used a spatial scale of HUC-12 subwatersheds in the terrestrial environment and outer continental shelf lease blocks in the marine environment. More than 300 people from 85 organizations were actively involved in developing this version of the Blueprint.
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2014, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, Academics & scientific researchers, Applications and Tools, All tags...
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Cropland conversion is a leading cause of human modification that threatens the ecological function of the sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) biome – the most intact biome remaining in the conterminous United States. However, despite its prevalence relatively little is known about the extent and risk of cropland conversion as well as the landscape scale benefits of easements in combating cropland conversion. Therefore, our goals were to: 1) quantify the cropland area of the sagebrush biome, 2) identify where the highest quality sagebrush rangelands are most at risk to future cropland, and 3) estimate the ecological benefits of conservation easements to adjacent public lands. Our findings show that croplands span over 14.4...
Categories: Data; Types: Downloadable, GeoTIFF, Map Service, Raster; Tags: AGRICULTURAL LANDS, AGRICULTURAL LANDS, AGRICULTURAL LANDS, AGRICULTURAL LANDS, AGRICULTURAL LANDS, All tags...
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This data is the Missouri River Basin subset of the National Anthropogenic Barrier Dataset (NABD) 2012 developed by USGS additional gauge data may exist in this dataset. Please refer to the complete dataset for use in other projects. A copy can be found at:https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/56a7f9dce4b0b28f1184dabdThe follow is metadata from the source data:The main objective of this project was to develop a dataset of large, anthropogenic barriers that are spatially linked to the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) for the conterminous U.S. and the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for Alaska (1:63,000 scale) and Hawaii (1:24,000 scale) to facilitate GIS analyses based...
Categories: Data; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service, Shapefile; Tags: ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, Climate Change, Climate Change, Colorado, Colorado, All tags...
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The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan to conserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. It identifies shared conservation priorities across the South Atlantic region. The third iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.1, was released in August 2016. It used comparable methods and the same spatial scale as Blueprint 2.0, just incorporating updated information for many of the indicators. Version 2.1 was a completely data-driven plan based on ecosystem indicator models for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments, as well as a connectivity analysis. It used a 200 m spatial scale. More than 400 people from 100 organizations participated in the development of the Blueprint...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2016, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, Academics & scientific researchers, Applications and Tools, All tags...
FWS and USGS will collaborate to improve the decision science foundation of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint prioritizes areas for shared conservation action in the South Atlantic geography. Priorities in Blueprint 2.0 are driven by natural and cultural resource indicator models and a connectivity analysis.The Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan for sustaining natural and cultural resources in the face of future change. More than 400 people from over 100 organizations have actively participated so far in developing the Blueprint.
This project involved developing a new design for the South Atlantic LCC website (including development of new code and graphics/images as needed) and designing a factsheet template, an online newsletter template, a powerpoint template, and small info cards based on the modern website redesign. The project initially specified the Ning 3.0 platform, which changed to WordPress when Ning stopped supporting upgrades to Version 3.0.
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Inland HubsThese are the hubs used in the Linkage Mapper-based connectivity analysis for the inland portion of the South Atlantic area in Blueprint 2020.Input Data Rebalanced ecosystem integrity scores for each inland subregion The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Resilient Land Project TNC’s Secured Lands Database (External Eastern Division 2018)Mapping Steps Rebalanced ecosystem integrity scores for each inland subregion were mosaiced together into one raster. Areas in the highest scoring 10% of the inland 2020 South Atlantic Blueprint extent (based on ecosystem integrity scores) were identified as potential hubs. Outside of the 2020 South Atlantic Blueprint extent, we used local connectedness from TNC’s Resilient Land...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, All tags...
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This indicator depicts the number of different stream size classes in a river network not separated by large dams. Reason for Selection River networks with a variety of connected stream classes help retain aquatic biodiversity in a changing climate by allowing species to access climate refugia and move between habitats. Input Data – Estimated Floodplain Map of the Conterminous U.S. from the EPA EnviroAtlas (see this factsheet for more information) – Other input for this indicator was provided by the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project (SEACAP). SEACAP identifies this metric within the category of “size/system type”. It measures the number different stream size classes in each functional network. To...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, All tags...
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Project Objective: To provide science support, specifically conservation decision modeling expertise, to the SALCC team developing the regional conservation “blueprint.”Methods: A postdoctoral research associate (postdoc) will be hired to collaborate with the SALCC as they develop first a prototype Blueprint Version 1.0 and then update to Version 1.1. The postdoc’s project is envisioned to encompass three primary stages:Orientation and Version 1.0 Development: While SALCC leads the development of Version 1.0, the postdoc will attend the Blueprint workshops, contribute ideas and alternative design options, assist with the production of Blueprint Version 1.0. In addition to becoming oriented to the project and the...
This pilot project will assist the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) identify issues dealing with the integration of natural and cultural resource sustainability and recommend optimal strategies for solving impacts associated with landscape stressors like climate change, invasive species, water scarcity, and habitat fragmentation. The goal of this project will be to provide the SALCC an action plan for use in future efforts to integrate optimal sustainability strategies for natural and cultural resources. The project will identify areas of overlap and disjunction between optimal methods of natural resource sustainability and cultural resource sustainability. Within this framework, cultural...
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The purpose of this project is to support the development and refinement of the Conservation Blueprint (v 2.0) by:1) Supporting the sharing and creation of geospatial data related to the Blueprint through South Atlantic Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) maintenance and creation of Service Definition files to upload; modify symbology in ArcMap; copying and updating metadata; loading data onto the Landscape Conservation Map and linking it to the CPA; monitoring the data site to check forbroken links; responding to questions about the CPA; locating data and organizing metadata by receiving and reviewing data from project leaders and update metadata; and perfom1ing basicGIS analyses including rerunning ArcGIS models...
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The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan to conserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. It identifies shared conservation priorities across the South Atlantic region. The second iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.0, was released in July 2015. It was a completely data-driven plan based on ecosystem indicator models for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments, as well as a connectivity analysis. Blueprint 2.0 used a 200 m spatial scale. With Version 2.0, the total number of people actively involved in developing the Blueprint grew to more than 400 individuals from over 100 organizations.
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2015, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, Academics & scientific researchers, Applications and Tools, All tags...
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This indicator represents the amount of overall acres of forested wetlands currently present in the South Atlantic geography.Reason for SelectionOverall acreage of existing forested wetlands 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– 2016 National Land Cover Database (NLCD)Mapping StepsAny pixels identified as “woody wetlands” in the 2016 NLCD were considered existing forested wetland.Final indicator valuesIndicator values were assigned as follows:1 = Forested wetlandDisclaimer: Comparing with Older Indicator VersionsThere are numerous problems...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS, BIOSPHERE, All tags...
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Equitable Tree Canopy Cover is an indicator of the Midwest Landscape Initiative’s (MLI) 2023 Midwest Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint is a basemap of priority lands and waters for conservation across the Midwest consisting of over 20 social and environmental values representing diverse interests across society. This indicator was chosen as a targetable, important feature of the MLI goals that will be used to track conditions over time and prioritize areas for conservation. Indicators were defined through elicitation and prioritization exercises with federal and state participants. Criteria for the indicators includes 1) actionable, 2) measurable, 3) relevant to multiple groups across the region, and/or 4) representative...


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