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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553548.pdf


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
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE