Datasets: Identifying Regional Priority Areas for Focusing Conservation Actions in Streams and Grasslands

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

In the United States, many resources devoted to conservation are routed through states, but animal and plant populations do not conform to state boundaries. Consequently, neighboring states can enhance their collective conservation impact by coordinating natural resources management. In order to support managers as they review and revise state Wildlife Action Plans in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, this project identified regional conservation priorities for streams and grasslands of the Upper Midwest. Specifically, we (1) selected stream and grassland species of common conservation interest to partnering states, (2) modeled and mapped regional distributions of these species, and (3) used predicted species occurrences to identify regional conservation focal areas. We focused on 31 native grassland and stream species: eight birds, 10 freshwater mussels, 12 fish, and one salamander. The birds, mussels, salamander, and one fish were listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCNs) by at least two participating states. The remaining 11 fish were reproductive hosts for the selected freshwater mussels. With the help of state Departments of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage programs, and other project partners, we compiled comprehensive occurrence data for all 31 species and compiled environmental data for streams and grasslands across the Upper Midwest.

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Metadata Date November 16, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2016-03-03T20:11:53+00:00 (creation), 2013-10 (start), 2015-09 (end)
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Resource Type Nongeographicdataset
Metadata Date November 16, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2016-03-03T20:11:53+00:00 (creation), 2013-10 (start), 2015-09 (end)
Responsible Party (Principal Investigator, Point of Contact, Coprincipalinvestigator); Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Administrator)
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Bbox North Lat 50.76037924512273
Bbox South Lat 39.66913322374608
Bbox West Long -96.60143430560665
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013-10-07T22:03:13.097+00:00
Temporal Extent End 2015-09-30T22:03:13.098+00:00

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