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Pine woodlands, savannas, and prairies- Acres of open canopy habitat that is regularly burned This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the pine woodland, savanna and prairies focal environment. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page. Reason for selection This indicator represents the overall structure and condition of the habitat, is regularly monitored, and is widely used and understood by diverse partners. Target Double the acres burned on a regular basis Input Data Data from the LANDFIRE program <http://www.landfire.gov/> were used to quantify fire distribution. LANDFIRE is a cooperative project from The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest...
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Draft Pine & Prairie Ecosystem Integrity - Blueprint 2.2 This data represents the Blueprint 2.2 ecosystem integrity scores for the pine and prairie ecosystem within the South Atlantic LCC geography. To read more about the indicators, please visit the indicator page. Input Data and Mapping Steps Indicators (200 m resolution) were spatially modeled, tested, reviewed, and used as inputs to derive high integrity areas. Please see the Blueprint 2.2 data gallery for more information about indicator spatial data. The integrity scores for this system are based on the pine and prairie indicators, freshwater aquatic indicators, landscapes indicators, and waterscapes indicators. These indicators served as inputs into...
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Forested Wetland Ecosystem Integrity - Blueprint 2.2 This data represents the Blueprint 2.2 ecosystem integrity scores for the forested wetland ecosystem within the South Atlantic LCC geography. To read more about the indicators, please visit the indicator page. Input Data and Mapping Steps Indicators (200 m resolution) were spatially modeled, tested, reviewed, and used as inputs to derive high integrity areas. Please see the Blueprint 2.2 data gallery for more information about indicator spatial data. The integrity scores for this system are based on the forested wetland indicators, freshwater aquatic indicators, landscapes indicators, and waterscapes indicators. These indicators served as inputs into Zonation,...
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Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the landscapes “habitat aggregate”, which is intended to capture connections across all terrestrial ecosystems. It is an index of mostly natural, high-diversity areas potentially resilient to climate change. Reason for Selection Resilience scores quantify a combination of landscape diversity and local connectedness, stratified by geophysical setting and ecoregion. These measures represent the the diversity of microclimates available to species based on their topography, wetland density, and elevation range, as well as the connectivity of natural cover. This builds on research from Anderson and Ferree (2010), who showed geophysical...
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The ecologically-relevant geophysical (ERGo) landforms dataset is a comprehensive classification of landforms based on hillslope position and dominant physical processes that covers most of North America. Four hillslope positions form a natural sequence of topographic units along the catena: ridges/peaks (summits), upper slopes (shoulders), lower slopes (foot slopes), and valley bottoms (toe slopes). The position within each of these hillslopes as a function of solar orientation to reflect how ecological processes (especially soil moisture and evapotranspiration) are influenced by insolation. Also included are very flat (i.e. areas <2°) or very steep (i.e. “cliffs” >50°). We provide these data here at 30 m resolution,...
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This indicator is a continuous index of highly productive areas for birds that feed exclusively or mainly at sea. It uses seasonal predictions of relative abundance for sixteen species of marine birds. Note: This indicator is at a 200 m resolution, which is coarser than other indicators used in the 2020 Blueprint.Reason for SelectionMarine birds help identify key areas of ocean productivity and overall ocean health, are regularly monitored, and resonate with a variety of audiences. This indicator complements the marine mammal index by providing finer spatial resolution and stronger connections to forage fish productivity.Input Data– Blueprint 2.1 ecosystem map (see Appendix A)– Potential species to include in this...
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Salt marshes classification of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative geography covers the northern Outer Banks (and extreme southeastern Virginia, Back Bay area) south through NC, SC, and Georgia to approximately Sapelo Island. The marsh classification is derived from Landsat 8 OLI imagery acquired in May 14-19, 2014. This georeferenced imagery was atmospherically corrected, mosaicked, and water masked prior to deriving a set of three Normalize Difference Indices (NDX) bands: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) and Normalized Difference Soil Index (NDSI). Prospective salt marshes and associated tidal non-forested wetlands were classified using object-oriented...
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Freshwater Marsh Extent This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the tidal and nontidal freshwater marsh ecosystem. It captures the overall acres of freshwater marsh in the South Atlantic geography. Reason for Selection Overall acreage of existing freshwater marsh provides an indicator of whether tidal freshwater marsh being inundated by sea level rise is being replaced or restored somewhere else. It is also well monitored and resonates with a diversity of audiences. Since the area occupied by freshwater marsh shifts over time due to land use change, this extent indicator complements the freshwater marsh ecosystem map. The ecosystem map attempts to include other potential sites for freshwater...
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Draft Forested Wetland Ecosystem Integrity - Blueprint 2.2 This data represents the Blueprint 2.2 ecosystem integrity scores for the forested wetland ecosystem within the South Atlantic LCC geography. To read more about the indicators, please visit the indicator page. Input Data and Mapping Steps Indicators (200 m resolution) were spatially modeled, tested, reviewed, and used as inputs to derive high integrity areas. Please see the Blueprint 2.2 data gallery for more information about indicator spatial data. The integrity scores for this system are based on the forested wetland indicators, freshwater aquatic indicators, landscapes indicators, and waterscapes indicators. These indicators served as inputs into...
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Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots This layer is an older version of one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the landscapes “habitat aggregate”, which is intended to capture connections across all terrestrial ecosystems. It is an index of mostly natural, high-diversity areas potentially resilient to climate change. This indicator was most recently updated in Blueprint 2.2 to incorporate more recent data from TNC’s Resilient Land project. The updated indicator also has 8 categories based on standard deviations from the mean, rather than the two categories in this version, and uses an improved resampling method. Reason for Selection Resilience scores quantify a combination of landscape diversity and local connectedness....
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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:...
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Beach & Dune Ecosystem Integrity - Blueprint 2.2 This data represents the Blueprint 2.2 ecosystem integrity scores for the beach and dune ecosystem within the South Atlantic LCC geography. To read more about the indicators, please visit the indicator page. Input Data and Mapping Steps Indicators (200 m resolution) were spatially modeled, tested, reviewed, and used as inputs to derive high integrity areas. Please see the Blueprint 2.2 data gallery for more information about indicator spatial data. The integrity scores for this system are based on the beach and dune indicators, freshwater aquatic indicators, landscapes indicators, and waterscapes indicators. These indicators served as inputs into Zonation, a...
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Percent Impervious Cover These layers give more information about the impervious cover indicator for the South Atlantic LCC. These layers show the change in percent impervious cover over time and the projected change in the future. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page. Reason for selection: Impervious cover is easy to monitor and model, widely used and understood by diverse partners, and is strongly linked to water quality, estuary condition, eutrophication, and freshwater inflow Target: Maintain percent of catchments that have 10% or less impervious cover Input Data: NHDPlus smoothed catchments (Version 01_01) Attributes for NHDPlus Catchments (Version...
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Background The lands and waters of the South Atlantic are changing rapidly. Climate change, urban growth, and increasing human demands on resources are reshaping the landscape. While these forces cut across political and jurisdictional boundaries, the conservation community does not have a consistent cross-boundary, cross-organization plan for how to respond. The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint will be that plan. Potential uses Uses under discussion include: Finding places to pool resources, raising new conservation dollars, guiding infrastructure development, developing conservation incentives, showing how local actions fit into a larger strategy, and locating places to build resilience to major disasters...
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Freshwater Marsh Birds This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the tidal and nontidal freshwater marsh ecosystem. It is an index of potential habitat for five freshwater marsh bird species. Reason for Selection Patch sizes of fresh marsh were ranked with knowledge of marsh bird habitat relationships. Over time, a decrease in patch size will correspond to marsh degradation and wetland loss. Brown and Dinsmore (1986) tested bird responses to wetland patch size in interior fresh marshes. They showed 10 species were not present in wetland patches of < 5 ha, but were included in greater patch sizes. Examples of these species include least bittern, northern pintail, and northern shoveler. Several other...
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This layer was created from the 2015 LCC Network Areas dataset for the purpose of depicting the working area of the South Atlantic LCC geographic area. This area differs from the actual geographic area in that it includes portions of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint (ACF) River Basins. The ACF is a special integration zone between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC and the South Atlantic LCC. It also highights the St. Johns basin as a special integration zone between the Peninsular Florida LCC and the South Atlantic LCC. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are public-private partnerships composed of states, tribes, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, international...
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Summary This layer is an input layer for one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the “pine woodlands, savannas, and prairies” category. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page (http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/page/indicators). Description Bachman's and Henslow's sparrow habitat distribution models were developed by the SE GAP analysis group and the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project . For these models, the expert opinion and natural history of southeastern bird species, summarized by Hamel (1992), were matched with SE GAP land cover classifications, mapped in 2000, to determine potential presence or absence of species. Data show potential distribution...
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Index of pine woodland, savanna, and prairie amphibians This layer is one of the South Atlantic LCC indicators in the pine woodland, savanna and prairies ecosystem. To read more about the indicators and how they are being used, please visit the indicator page. Reason for selection Amphibians provide an indicator of the condition and arrangement of embedded isolated wetlands. Target Group had insufficient herpetology expertise to set an initial target. Look to Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) to set target. Input Data South Atlantic LCC Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAS). PARCAs are a nonregulatory designation whose purpose is to raise public awareness...


map background search result map search result map Draft Indicator: Landscapes - Areas of Low Road Density Draft Marine Blueprint 1.0 OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots Henslow's Sparrow Draft Indicator: Acres of open habitat that is regularly burned - old Draft Indicator: Index of pine woodland, savanna, and prairie amphibians - old Draft Functional Diversity for Freshwater Aquatic Systems Impervious Surface Trend Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Marsh - Freshwater Marsh Birds OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity Ecologically-relevant landforms for South Atlantic LCC South Atlantic LCC Geographic Area (2015) Indicator V 2.2: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots Indicator V 2.2: Freshwater Marsh - Extent Indicator: Marine Birds Beach & Dune: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Draft Forested Wetland: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Draft Pine & Prairie: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Marsh Classification: Vector Polygons Forested Wetland: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Marsh Classification: Vector Polygons Draft Marine Blueprint 1.0 Impervious Surface Trend Ecologically-relevant landforms for South Atlantic LCC Draft Indicator: Landscapes - Areas of Low Road Density Draft Indicator: Acres of open habitat that is regularly burned - old Henslow's Sparrow Draft Indicator: Index of pine woodland, savanna, and prairie amphibians - old Draft Functional Diversity for Freshwater Aquatic Systems OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots Indicator V 2.0: Freshwater Marsh - Freshwater Marsh Birds Indicator V 2.2: Landscapes - Resilient Biodiversity Hotspots Indicator V 2.2: Freshwater Marsh - Extent Beach & Dune: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Draft Forested Wetland: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Draft Pine & Prairie: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 Forested Wetland: Ecosystem Score V 2.2 South Atlantic LCC Geographic Area (2015) OUTDATED Indicator V 2.0: Waterscapes: Fresh and Saltwater Connectivity Indicator: Marine Birds