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This online database (https://www.streamcontinuity.org/cdb2/naacc_search_crossing.cfm) serves as a common repository for road-stream crossing assessment data assembled by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Both a network of partners and a source of shared resources, the NAACC offers a collaborative framework for taking on the critical task of assessing and upgrading the hundreds of thousands of outdated road-stream crossings across the region that represent barriers to wildlife movement and pose flooding risks to communities. The NAACC offers training in standard protocols for conducting assessments, online tools for prioritizing upgrades based on ecological benefits, and this database...
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In May 2014, the GNLCC Steering Committee approved two pilot projects explore approaches to landscape-scale coordination to enhance science-based management across the GNLCC. The two ‘Shared Landscape Outcomes’ pilots were designed to assess and focus on specific pairs of a GNLCC Goal and a priority landscape stressor (as defined in the Strategic Conservation Framework) and focus the approach at the entire GNLCC scale. The two pilot projects focused on (1) the Connectivity goal and Land Use Change stressor (described here) and (2) the Aquatic Integrity goal and Invasives stressor and (see: http://greatnorthernlcc.org/PTS/prj_report.html?PRJ_ID=403 )Connectivity Pilot:Wildlife species are becoming increasingly isolated...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Alberta, Aquatic Connectivity, British Columbia, Bull Trout, Cascadia, All tags...
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These layers depict a potential Conservation Target for the PFLCC's Priority Resource: Freshwater Aquatics. The potential Conservation Target is Connectivity, with the metric being the Floodplain Connectivity. It was created by creating a 300-meter buffer around the Priority Resource and using it to mask, or extract, the Floodplain core layer from CLIP 4.0. It shows the priority of the surrounding floodplain, based on a FNAI model of floodplains created for the Florida Forever program. This map was created for the initial investigation of data sources and potential for usefulness for the potential Conservation Targets for evaluating the status of the Priority Resource.
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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:...
The Cascadia Partner Forum will complete conservation design for four Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative conservation targets with significance to the transboundary Cascadia landscape to inform sound, data-driven management planning and action. This project aims to complete conservation design at the Cascadia-wide scale for grizzly bear, salmon, aquatic, and terrestrial connectivity to contribute to the Great Northern LCC Science Plan, while providing input and integration to the coarser-scale GNLCC-wide Science Plans established objectives, threats, metrics, and conservation actions for each target. Additionally, the Forum will conduct analyses on a common Great Northern LCC landscape stressor roads...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Aquatic Connectivity, British Columbia, Bull Trout, Canada Lynx, Cascadia, All tags...
In May 2014, the GNLCC Steering Committee approved two pilot projects explore approaches to landscape-scale coordination to enhance science-based management across the GNLCC. The two ‘Shared Landscape Outcomes’ pilots were designed to assess and focus on specific pairs of a GNLCC Goal and a priority landscape stressor as defined in the Strategic Conservation Framework and focus the approach at the entire GNLCC scale. The two pilot projects focused on (1) the Aquatic Integrity goal and Invasives stressor (described here) and (2) the Connectivity goal and Land Use Change stressor (see: http://greatnorthernlcc.org/PTS/prj_report.html?PRJ_ID=389)AIS Pilot:The challenge of managing for invasive species creates an opportunity...
This document is the final report of the project that initiated the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC), funded by the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperatuive (LCC). Contents consist of:IntroductionProject Overview and StructureDeveloping a Regional Road-Stream Crossing Assessment ProtocolPrioritizing for Field SurveysDatabase and Data CollectionData Quality and TrainingClassification and Scoring SystemsNAACC Regional NetworkNext StepsQuarterly Progress Report: Summary by TaskReferencesAcknowledgmentsAppendices
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The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Connectivity Collaborative (AHC Collaborative) is working to develop best practices for aquatic connectivity project selection. Over the past decade, a suite of spatial desktop decision support tools has been developed for the Great Lakes region to aid in planning and selection of barrier (i.e. culverts or dams impeding aquatic organism passage) removal or rehabilitation. These tools are, for the most part, under-utilized by decision makers, likely because they do not know the tools exist, where to find them, how to use them, or how they perform in supporting “real life” decisions. We propose to examine the performance of both local, empirical data sets and existing decision support...
The Pacific Region National Wildlife Refuge System developed a strategic approach to identify region-wide land/habitat conservation priorities. This approach was piloted in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion and resulted in a high-level landscape-scale conservation design. Working closely with conservation partners in the region, we developed a data management and analysis model that builds from existing data sets and can be shared easily with other partners.FY20122012 Objectives: Document a case study on implementing strategic conservation design for the refuge system, which can serve as a model and be applied to other geographic areas Develop a clear picture of landscape scale priorities in the Columbia Plateau, along...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Applications and Tools, Aquatic Connectivity, CA-1, California, California, All tags...
The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GLNCC) has convened the Columbia Basin Partner Forum (CBPF) to help facilitate collaboration among conservation practitioners and partnerships that share landscape conservation challenges in an eco-geographic context. Through a loosely structured process, field-level managers, scientists, and conservation constituents will identify priority conservation information, scientific needs, and implementation opportunities within the scope of the Great Northern LCC Strategic Conservation Framework. The CBPF will also provide a means to engage the partnership network (a more diverse and directly knowledgeable constituency) on specific conservation needs that will inform...
This project will integrate the shared priorities developed by the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion into implementation mechanisms of existing and new ALI partners. The project will finalize the ALIs comprehensive strategy by assessing and agreeing on which partners are best positioned to implement which priority actions in which priority areas, integrate these priorities into existing partner work, identify gaps that new partners need to be engaged to address, design 1-2 ALI projects for collaborative implementation, and track and adapt the overall implementation efforts. This project will not only allow the ALI to successfully transition from planning to coordinated action, but will...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Aquatic Connectivity, CA-1, California, California, Climate Change, All tags...
We propose to work with the Rocky Mountain Partnership Forum to expand upon the successful approach applied in the first two years of this project to help managers incorporate climate change science into their natural resource management decisions for a new resource of interest that will be chosen by the Rocky Mountain Partner Forum members. This project will be implemented through the Rocky Mountain Partner Forum to share information with and among partners about emerging climate science and strategies for integrating climate change into natural resource management decisions in the region. We will also support the Rocky Mountain Partner Forum Leadership Team as it seeks to formalize the Forum and set directions...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Alberta, Aquatic Connectivity, British Columbia, Bull Trout, Climate Change, All tags...
The bull trout is an ESA-listed species that relies on cold stream environments across the Northwest and is expected to decline with climate change. Resource managers are charged with maintaining bull trout across their range, but monitoring this species is difficult and many populations have rarely or never been sampled. To reduce this uncertainty (and regulatory gridlock), we propose to coordinate a crowd-sourced field assessment of the distribution of bull trout in the U.S. by using inexpensive, reliable environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling. Samples collected by this multi-partner effort can be used to evaluate many other species (e.g., a biodiversity assessment) with no additional field costs and can serve as a...
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Index of fresh and saltwater connectivity This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the waterscapes ecosystem. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page. 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: This project, a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, and the South Atlantic LCC, identifies opportunities to improve aquatic connectivity...
We propose an international partnership to facilitate the identification of habitat connectivity conservation opportunities and implementation of connectivity projects in the transboundary area of Washington and British Columbia. The project will engage a transboundary subgroup of the WHCWG co-led by experts from both Washington and British Columbia to: (1) summarize and interpret our statewide and Columbia Plateau ecoregional products (see www.waconnected.org), as well as provincial products, with the objective of highlighting general connectivity patterns and to define where and how to focus our operational-scale transboundary habitat connectivity analyses; (2) establish subregional teams to collaborate on finer-scale...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Aquatic Connectivity, British Columbia, Canada Lynx, Cascade Coastal, Cascadia, All tags...
Increased network capacity is a priority identified by the GNLCC and the RMPF Leadership Team to build on the organizational structure of LCC Partner Forums. Partner Forum organizations are intentionally inclusive collections of key decision-makers and stake-holders in the region who facilitate the flow of information and ideas, the delineation of shared priorities, and the advancement of projects leading to mutually beneficial outcomes. The ability of a Partner Forum to provide these services is directly related to the efficacy of its network. As the Partner Forum network improves, it successfully applies the outcomes of its work across the Rocky Mountain region and the greater GNLCC area.The importance of building...
The Western Governors Association has sponsored an assessment of crucial habitats which will be used for the evaluation of landscape-scale energy, land use, and transportation projects. At present, this assessment does not incorporate ecological integrity or stream-network connectivity into its assessment of aquatic habitats. This proposal will address in both Oregon and Washington states the need to incorporate ecological integrity and stream network connectivity into the Western Governors assessment of aquatic crucial habitats.FY2012Objectives:To incorporate ecological integrity and stream-network connectivity into the Western Governors assessment of aquatic crucial habitats for Oregon and Washington. The resulting...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Aquatic Connectivity, British Columbia, CA-1, CA-2, CA-2, All tags...
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Aquatic connectivity was modeled across the entire Landscape Conservation Cooperative geography at the catchmentand watershed scales. To evaluate aquatic connectivity, the density of dams and road crossings was used as these areknown to disrupt connectivity within aquatic systems. Connectivity data for dams and road crossings werecreated from the StreamCat database. The density of dams and roads was multiplied, at the catchment and watershedlevels, by the relative influence of each connectivity variable in the Boosted Regression Tree (BRT) models and then the connectivity variables were averaged. A single aquatic connectivity score was then assigned to each catchment. This aquaticconnectivity score was used to modify...
This tool allows users to view aquatic barriers (dams, road-stream crossings) by the relative gain in ecological value if they were removed. Users start with a consensus map of anadromous fish priorities, which was developed based on stakeholder input as part of the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Beyond the consensus results, interested users can create their own scenarios by filtering input barriers to limit the analysis to a given state or watershed, changing the weights of metrics according to their importance to the analysis objectives (e.g. length of upstream network connected, number of diadromous fish present, etc.) and by modeling the removal of up to 10 barriers.The link address...
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Control of invasive sea lamprey recruitment from tributary streams is a major management objective in the Great Lakes, and benefits from barriers that prevent access to spawning habitat. As society moves toward removal of more tributary barriers due to concerns about native migratory fishes, aging infrastructure, and vulnerability to climate-driven flooding, it is important to assess the costs of alternative options for sea lamprey control. This project is integrating cost estimates for application of a lamprey-specific pesticide into cost-benefit optimization models used to support decisions about barrier removals that maximize restoration of habitat for native species. By integrating lamprey control options...


map background search result map search result map Landscape Conservation Design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Facilitating climate change adaptation planning and implementation through the GNLCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum Incorporating ecological integrity and stream-network connectivity into the Western Governors assessment of aquatic crucial habitats in Washington and Oregon Conserving an Intact and Connected GNLCC Landscape Integrating Landscape Conservation Design into Partner Actions in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Index Of Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity Strategic conservation planning for management applications in Cascadia Facilitation Needs for GLNCC Columbia Basin Partner Forum A rapid range-wide assessment of bull trout distributions: a crowdsourced, eDNA-based approach with application to many aquatic species Aquatic Integrity and Invasives: Shared Landscape Outcomes Integrating lampricide options into a decision support tool for barrier management in Great Lakes tributaries Transboundary Connectivity: Washington & British Columbia Comparison of Decision Making Techniques for Selection of River Connectivity Projects in the Michigan Fruitbelt NatureScape, Aquatic Appalachian LCC Final Watershed Scores Increasing the Capacity of the GNLCC Rocky Mountain Partners Forum FWA Floodplain Connectivity potential Conservation Target Incorporating ecological integrity and stream-network connectivity into the Western Governors assessment of aquatic crucial habitats in Washington and Oregon A rapid range-wide assessment of bull trout distributions: a crowdsourced, eDNA-based approach with application to many aquatic species Comparison of Decision Making Techniques for Selection of River Connectivity Projects in the Michigan Fruitbelt Landscape Conservation Design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion FWA Floodplain Connectivity potential Conservation Target Strategic conservation planning for management applications in Cascadia Transboundary Connectivity: Washington & British Columbia Integrating Landscape Conservation Design into Partner Actions in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Facilitation Needs for GLNCC Columbia Basin Partner Forum Increasing the Capacity of the GNLCC Rocky Mountain Partners Forum Facilitating climate change adaptation planning and implementation through the GNLCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum NatureScape, Aquatic Appalachian LCC Final Watershed Scores Index Of Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity Integrating lampricide options into a decision support tool for barrier management in Great Lakes tributaries Conserving an Intact and Connected GNLCC Landscape Aquatic Integrity and Invasives: Shared Landscape Outcomes