Accession Number : ADA553548
Title : Mapping Habitat Connectivity for Multiple Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species on and Around Military Installations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL
Personal Author(s) : Moody, Aaron ; Haddad, Nick ; Morris, William F ; Walkters, Jeffrey
Report Date : May 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 149
Abstract : Military and non-military land-use demands can adversely affect habitat connectivity for endangered and at risk animal populations on military installations and surrounding landscapes. Meeting legislative requirements regarding the protection and recovery of these species on Department of Defense (DoD) lands likely requires not only the protection of primary habitats, but adequate management of habitats that promote dispersal between habitat patches. The specific goals of the project are 1) to understand dispersal patterns of four endangered or at-risk animal species on Fort Bragg: The red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW), Saint-Francis satyr (SFS) and two at-risk amphibians; 2) model and map the connectivity of landscapes on and around Fort Bragg for the study animals; 3) Evaluate the ability of the red-cockaded woodpecker to serve as a surrogate to guide management of landscape connectivity for multiple species; and 4) Develop a modeling strategy and spatial decision-support system that will allow wildlife managers to examine the influence of habitat management practices on connectivity.
Descriptors : *ENDANGERED SPECIES , *MANAGEMENT , HABITATS , LAND AREAS , LEGISLATION , MAPPING , MILITARY FACILITIES , POPULATION , PROTECTION , STRATEGY , WILDLIFE
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE