Habitat Degradation (View Individual Data Layers)
Quantity, quality, or connectivity of food, cover, space, shelter, and/or water is inadequate to meet requirements of identified
fish, wildlife, and invertebrate species.
Land Use Designation Weights:
All Land Use Designations (Weight 1)
Binary Input Layers and Associated Weights:
– Conservation Delivery Network Priority Areas (Weight 1)
– Variable Riparian Buffer (Weight 1)
– Forest Bird and Wetland Prioritizations17 (Weight 2)
– Audubon’s Important Bird Areas (Weight 1)
Classified Input Layers and Associated Weights:
– Forest Fragmentation (Patch Size – Acres)
>5,000 (Weight 1)
500 – 5,000 (Weight 2)
<500 (Weight 3)
– Oil and Gas Wells – Density per County (30-meter buffer)
>0 – 0.12% (Weight 1)
0.122 – 0.45% (Weight 2)
0.48 – 1.3% ( Weight 3)
AWAP Data – Terrestrial Scores by
11-24 (Weight 1)
25-49 (Weight 2)
50-95 (Weight 3)
AWAP Data – Aquatic Combined Scores by
< 553 (Weight 1)
553 – 1,106 (Weight 2)
> 1,106 (Weight 3)
Working Lands for Wildlife by HUC12
Focus Area 1 (Weight 2)
Focus Area 2 (Weight 3)
to Public Lands and WRP Easements
Within 1-mile of boundary (Weight 3)
Within 1-2 miles of boundary (Weight 2)
Within 2-4 miles of boundary (Weight 1)
*If WRP Expansion and Connection areas are contained within the above no additional weighting; If WRP Expansion and Connection areas are not contained within the above, weight 3 assigned.
- Combined ERW, ESW and Impaired Waters
HUC12 contains 303(d) Impairment Only (Weight 1)
HUC12 contains 303(d) Impairment plus ERW or ESW (Weight 2) HUC12 contains 303(d) Impairment plus ERW and ESW (Weight 3)
The Wildlife Work Group was tasked with developing the metrics for the model addressing the Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife Resource Concern met on February 15, 2012 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices located within the Faulkner County Natural Resources Complex in Conway, Arkansas. Joe Krystofik, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, hosted the meeting and has provided notes from that meeting available for download below (20120215_Arkansas Resource Assessment Meeting Summary). CAST presented information regarding the model outputs and data layers used during Phase I, as well as objectives and considerations for Phase II. This presentation is also available for download below (FINAL_InadequateHabitatforFishandWildlifeIndividualDataLayers).
Added 04/04/2012: The Wildlife Group has been discussing strategies for developing and refining the metrics for the model via email. A reformatted version of these discussions is available for review as a PDF. If you would like to join the conversation or submit your own comments, please use the commenting options below. Click Here to review and/or download the PDF.
Added 04/04/2012: Based on the input and comments at the February 15, 2012 Wildlife Work Group Meeting, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies has been reviewing alternatives for the forest fragmentation input from Phase I. We have prepared a document that reviews the forest fragmentation analysis process currently under review as it applies to Arkansas. CAST is also providing a a file geodatabase and ArcMap document (compatible with ESRI ArcGIS versions 9.3 and 10) of the data for the review of the wildlife group. Please submit comments regarding the forest fragmentation/patch data as soon as possible. Review the analysis summary document or download the data (analysis summary document included) via FTP.
Updated 08/01/2012: Based on the input and comments at the June 11, 2012 Wildlife Work Group Meeting and the emails that followed, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies is providing, for your review, a listing on input layers currently under consideration. Please review this document and provide comments below or via email.
Updated 10/05/2012: Based in the input and comments received from the Wildlife Working Group and the direction from the NRCS we have completed a draft run of the model. You may review the input layers, notes and model results by downloading the following files:
Input Layers and Model Results - Graphics and Explanations
GIS Data Layers Input Lists with weights and break points