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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...
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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...
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River Conservation Opportunity Areas represent areas of the state where organizations and individuals working on the conservation of SGCN and their habitat would be most likely to successfully implement the conservation actions summarized in the Wildlife Action Plan for taxonomic and natural community groups. Providing information to help people make decisions about “where” to implement conservation actions is an important related aspect of conservation actions. Although most COAs have been given boundaries, they are indeed “fuzzy”, meaning their application can vary considerably according to context or conditions and they are not fixed or definitive—they will move, depending on the objectives.
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Bottomlands of large rivers within the Mississippi River Basin. Derived by combining the Mississippi alluvial plain with natural floodplains created by the Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team for the Upper Mississippi, and statewide floodplain coverages where available. While the Mississippi alluvial plain is not entirely bottomland (e.g. Crowley's Ridge), excluding these non-bottomland areas from analysis would exclude opportunities to expand existing forest patches and enhance connectivity. NOTE: Floodplain coverage in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri is incomplete due to incomplete data availability as of October 2016.
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This represents historical reference conditions for old tallgrass and wet prairie areas. Thus, offers information toward ecological land management efforts.These data represent the areas that the US GLO land surveyors and French/Spanish surveyors considered to be prairie in Missouri.
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Conservation Opportunity Areas are places in Illinois: with significant existing or potential wildlife and habitat resources; where partners are willing to plan, implement, and evaluate conservation actions; where financial and human resources are available; and where conservation is motivated by an agreed-upon conservation purpose and set of objectives.To create a list of places in the state fitting this description, scientists with Illinois Natural History Survey identified priority areas for conservation, using a variety of tools, such as Audubon’s Important Bird Areas and The Nature Conservancy’s portfolio sites. The centerpiece of their analyses, however, was a dataset showing the state’s key blocks of habitat...
The Wildlife Action Network is composed of mapped terrestrial and aquatic habitats, buffers, and connectors that represent a diversity of quality habitats that support Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). The Network is made up of mapped habitat representing viable or persistent populations and “richness hotspots” of Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). Added to this information are other data on the relative condition of habitat including spatially prioritized and connected Sites of Biodiversity Significance, Lakes of Biological Significance, and Streams with “exceptional” Indices of Biological Integrity. Consideration should be given to projects or activities that could result in the loss, degradation...
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Seven Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are working together to identify key scientific uncertainties associated with design and management of a sustainable ecosystem/floodplain landscape that provides multiple benefits for agricultural productivity, water quality, and wildlife conservation—both locally and in the Gulf of Mexico. Online meetings through the summer are preparing for a Mississippi River Basin / Gulf Hypoxia Structured Decision Making Workshop to be held August 12 – 14, 2014 at the Ducks Unlimited Headquarters in Memphis, TN, to convene 30 key representatives integrating a range of perspectives. The ultimate goal of this multi-LCC effort is to prioritize agricultural conservation areas by...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2013, 2014, 2015, AR-01, CO-04, All tags...
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The subset of all NRCS Common Resource Areas (CRA), version 1.2, that can support native prairie habitats within the Mississippi River Basin. A Common Resource Area is defined as a geographical area where resource concerns, problems, or treatment needs are similar. It is considered a subdivision of an existing Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) map delineation or polygon. Landscape conditions, soil, climate, human considerations, and other natural resource information are used to determine the geographic boundaries of a CRA.
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In order to identify areas within the Mississipi River Basin (MRB) where implementing wildlife conservation actions could potentially provide the highest benefit to both local waters and the Gulf of Mexico the Miss. River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative identified a "Water Quality Priority Zone". This provisional zone of interest represents HUC-8 watersheds having the highest potential for nutrient export from agricultural sources (using nitrogen as a surrogate). The potential for nutrient export was determined using the 2002 SPARROW Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin Model and cropland data from the 2013 USDA-NASS Cropland Data Layer. As the results from the SPARROW model are somewhat dated (ca. 2002), we incorporated...
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Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P)-related impaired waters for which a TMDL has been developed (Cycle Year 2010) within the Mississippi River Basin. For purposes of identifying N/P-related TMDLs, EPA used the following national impairment categories: algal growth, ammonia, noxious aquatic plants, nutrients, organic enrichment/oxygen depletion. Source : EPA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Downloads <http://gispub2.epa.gov/NPDAT/DataDownloads.html> Downloaded June 2014.
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The U.S. Forest Service and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public and private lands meet. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two USDA agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat. More information: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/nj/home/?cid=stelprdb1244394


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