Identifying and prioritizing key habitat connectivity areas for the South Atlantic region: Geographic Datasets depicting current and future connectivity for selected species
GIS layers showing current and future connectivity for pine snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, eastern couger, red wolf, and black bear
Identifying and prioritizing key habitat connectivity areas for the South Atlantic region: Final Report
This report summarizes the results of a three-year investigation of terrestrial habitat connectivity priorities for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC). Our primary objective was to generate results that could be used to drive fine‐scaled conservation planning to enhance habitat connectivity across the South Atlantic LCC. The project focused on seven target species, including large mammals (black bear, red wolf, Florida panther/eastern cougar) and a group of terrestrial reptiles (eastern diamondback rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, pine snake, and box turtle). We used two different modeling approaches to identify areas with either high predicted flow of a given species (Circuitscape)...