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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish Wildlife Program Strategic Habitat Conservation Focus Areas. These polygons were designed to assist with prioritizing projects as a decision making tool for habitat restoration on private lands.
Priority Areas for conservation of aquatic Greatest Conservation Need species in Alabama, 2008. These areas are the coarse representation of areas important to preserve viable populations of the elements of biological diversity important to the ecoregion. These areas were identified through the ecoregional Planning process with teams of experts by ecoregion. ( or (
There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape scale, often through coordination with multiple management agencies and landowners. A decision faced by managers of headwater systems is how to best manage stream habitats to maximize their suitability for multiple species of conservation concern, including stream salamanders and brook trout, which occur in different parts of a stream network, are affected by both the terrestrial landscape and each other, and are likely influenced by future climate change. Because streams and terrestrial habitats are linked, decisions relating...
The Gopher Tortoise Focal Area represents an area of interest pertaining to the gopher tortoise under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. The WLFW project will target species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with...
GIS Metadata notes for AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas (BHCA)Kirsten Luke GIS Specialist, Atlantic Coast Joint VentureCreated October 18, 2007Updated December 28, 2007Updated March 20, 2008Base data:a) Meeting Maps and excel spreadsheets from the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Technical Committee Meeting August 7- 9th 2007 b) National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2001c) ESRI Street Map d) Federal Land : National Atlas Federal Lands Layer (2004) - these I believe are proclamation boundaries not actual fed land ownership boundariese) Protected Areas: Conservation Biology Institute Protected Areas Database (CBI -PAD) version 4. Land ownership boundaries - not proclamation boundaries.f) Audubon IBA's (2007)BHCA...
HU-8 basins attributed with various attributes related to identifying conservation opportunities within the Mississippi River Basin. See field map below. Field Name Description flag For internal use during data processing. 2 = Upper Missouri Basin (10U); 77 = Cedar River Basin Initiative; 88 = Fishers & Farmers Initiative; 7788 = (Priority for both Cedar River and Fishers & Farmers); 66 = Ohio River Basin FHP; 333 = Kansas WRAPS Priority MRBI "1" if identified as a priority by the NRCS' Mississippi river Basin Initiative, "0" if not. NWQI "1" if identified as a priority by the National Water Quality Initiative, "0" if not. HumDim "1" if intersecting a Human Dimension Study county, "0" if not. Dakotas...
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Estimated number of breeding pairs of Horned lark based on the amount of grass, trees, and/or hay in the landscape. Landscape scale varied from 1/4- to 2-mile radius depending on the species. Pair estimates were calculated for grass patches >=1 ha, extrapolated to 40-ac cells, then smoothed by averaging over a 1-mile radius. Models were based on point count surveys conducted in 2003-2005 throughout the Tallgrass Prairie Pothole Region. Point count locations were stratified by cover type, the amount of grass in the landscape, and USFWS Wetland Management District boundaries. Landcover data were derived from 2000 Thematic Mapper imagery. Grid values = number of breeding pairs per 30-m pixel.
Conservation Opportunity Areas are places in Wisconsin that contain ecological features, natural communities, or Species of Greatest Conservation Need habitat for which Wisconsin has a unique responsibility for protecting.
NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives (including RCPP Critical Conservation Areas) overlapping the Mississippi River Basin. Data Layers: Targeted Monarch Butterfly Effort Targeted Honeybee Effort Driftless Area Initiative Gulf of Mexico Initiative Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Longleaf Pine Initiative Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Northern Plains Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Prairie Pothole Wetland and Grassland Retention Project Working Lands for Wildlife - Species Focal Areas RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Longleaf Pine RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Miss. River Basin RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Prairie Grasslands
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy - Tier One Aquatic Focus Areas. Focus Areas were developed using USGS 8-digit Hydrologic Units (HUC) as base layer. Each HUC was ranked using both quantitative and qualitative criteria and using the ranks revised based on peer review and expert opinion. For methodology relating to this ranking please visit the Montana Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Management Strategy website at In some cases adjacent HUCs were combined to form an aquatic focus area.
High Opportunity Areas for Cooperative Conservation Actions - Data layers representing a broad array of wildlife and biodiversity plans, programs and priority areas prepared by natural resource entities were combined to identify priority areas for conservation actions. The areas on the map indicate areas identified as a priority for action by one or more of the plans referenced above. Darker shading/higher values indicate(s) areas where progressively more of the plans have overlapping priorities and indicate where partnering to maximize the effect of resources should be possible.
This dataset displays polygon data for Global Important Bird Areas in the Mississippi River Basin.From its start in Europe in the 1980s, the Important Bird Areas concept has been a success, leading to the recognition and protection of some 3,500 sites worldwide. American Bird Conservancy's Important Bird Areas Program was launched in 1995 and has concentrated on identifying and documenting the very top sites throughout all 50 states - those of significance on a global level. Many kinds of sites are represented: National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks and Forests, state lands, conservation organization lands, and some private lands. Some of these sites are important because they are links along a migratory pathway....
Extent and approximate location of historic wetland habitats in Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Partial state coverage in Minnesota and South Dakota. NWI data last updated as of 1 May 2016. Data accessed 11 July 2016.

map background search result map search result map Gopher Tortoise Focal Area (WLFW) Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation Steep Slopes HAPET Breeding Pairs - Horned lark Watershed Boundaries with Summary Data (HU-8) NWI Emergent Wetlands (MRB) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Grazing Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) NWI Historic Wetlands American Bird Conservancy - Globally Significant Important Bird Areas (MRB) Montana - Aquatic Conservation Areas USFWS Region 3 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Focus Areas NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives Forest and Wetland Implementation Opportunities - Prioritized Alabama - Priority Conservation Areas (Aquatic) Ohio - AMJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas Alabama - Priority Conservation Areas (Aquatic) Wisconsin - Conservation Opportunity Areas (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Minnesota - Presettlement Vegetation HAPET Breeding Pairs - Horned lark Montana - Aquatic Conservation Areas Gopher Tortoise Focal Area (WLFW) NWI Historic Wetlands USFWS Region 3 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Focus Areas Steep Slopes NWI Emergent Wetlands (MRB) American Bird Conservancy - Globally Significant Important Bird Areas (MRB) Watershed Boundaries with Summary Data (HU-8) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Grazing Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Forest and Wetland Implementation Opportunities - Prioritized NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives