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Thumbnail for A resistant-kernel model of connectivity for amphibians that breed in vernal pools

A resistant-kernel model of connectivity for amphibians that breed in vernal pools


1999 to 2007
Summary

The authors developed a model of connectivity among vernal pools for the four ambystomatid salamanders that occur in Massachusetts and applied it to the nearly 30,000 potential ephemeral wetlands across the state. They found that the most functionally connected pool complexes occurred in southeastern and northeastern Massachusetts, areas with rapidly increasing suburban development.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Bradley Compton

Institutions: UMass Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation Department

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Article

Tags

communities, vernal pools, metapopulation, pond-breeding amphibian, resistant-kernel model, seasonal pond

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Compton, B.W., McGarigal, K., Kushman, S.A., & Gamble, L.R. (2007). A Resistant-Kernel Model of Connectivity for Amphibians that Breed in Vernal Pools. Society for Conservation Biology. //doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00674.x

Source Link

https://www.umass.edu/landeco/pubs/compton.et.al.2007.pdf

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Rescaling the human footprint: a tool for conservation planning at an ecoregional scale


2002
Summary

The authors mapped the Human Footprint for the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion at a 90-m resolution using best available data on human settlement, access, land use change, and electrical power infrastructure.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Gillian Woolmer

Institutions: Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada

Location

Vermont, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Map

Tags

fragmentation, connectivity, human impacts

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Woolmer, G., Trombulak, S.C., Ray, J.C., Doran, P.J., Anderson, M.G., Baldwin, R.F., Morgan, A. & Sanderson, E.W. (2008). Rescaling the human footprint: a tool for conservation planning at an ecoregional scale. Landscape and Urban Planning, 87(1), pp.42-53. //doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2008.04.005

Source Link

https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/ff9e496d5eb14aadafa22064462c5e65#expand=56591

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Fragmentation of forest communities in the eastern United States


2011
Summary

The authors combined forest inventory data with land cover data to compare 70 forest communities in terms of the amount and ownership of intact (i.e., not fragmented) forest, and the proximate causes (i.e., adjacent land cover) of fragmentation. The results provide insight for targeting land management strategies to maintain the diversity and regional distributions of intact forest communities.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kurt Riiters , Kurt Riitters

Institutions: US Forest Service , United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, edge effects, fragmentation drivers, indicators

Topic Tags

management, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Riitters, K.H., Coulston, J.W. & Wickham, J.D. (2012). Fragmentation of forest communities in the eastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 263, pp.85-93. //doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.09.022

Source Link

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/2011/ja_2011_riitters_001.pdf

Thumbnail for Use of road maps in national assessments of forest fragmentation in the United States

Use of road maps in national assessments of forest fragmentation in the United States


2004
Summary

The authors compared forest fragmentation as calculated from high-resolution land-cover maps alone (Method 1) and after superimposing detailed road maps (Method 2) and fond that there was more overall fragmentation with Method 2. The results emphasize that the question of incorporating road maps must consider the purpose of the assessment, the characteristics of the data, and the relative sensitivities of indices to different patterns of fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kurt Riiters

Institutions: US Forest Service , United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, road networks, road-caused fragmentation, superimposed imagery

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Riiters, K., Wickham, J. & Coulston, J. (2004). Use of Road Maps in National Assessments of Forest Fragmentation in the United States. Ecology and Society 9(2): 13.

Source Link

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/ja_riitters009.pdf

Thumbnail for Relationships among North American songbird trends, habitat fragmentation, and landscape occupancy

Relationships among North American songbird trends, habitat fragmentation, and landscape occupancy


1970 to 1980
Summary

The authors used Breeding Bird Survey data and associated landscape metrics to test the hypothesis that range-wide population change in species for which habitat fragmentation negatively affects reproductive success should depend on the proportion of the population that actually occupies fragmented landscapes. The results indicated a significant, negative relationship between the proportion of the breeding population occupying fragmented landscapes and the population trend from 1970 to 1980.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Therese Donovan

Institutions: US Forest Service , SUNY-ESF

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, songbirds, bird survey, landscape occupancy

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Donovan, T.M. & Flather, C.H. (2002) Relationships Amoung North American Songbird Trends, Habitat Fragmentation, and Landscape Occupancy. Ecolocial Applications. 12(2): 346-374

Source Link

https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_journals/2002/rmrs_2002_flather_c002.pdf

Thumbnail for Use of FIA data and GIS to characterize the effects of fragmentation on the forests of New Hampshire

Use of FIA data and GIS to characterize the effects of fragmentation on the forests of New Hampshire


2009
Summary

The authors used a raster land-cover classification of New Hampshire to characterize the level of fragmentation and urbanization in the local neighborhood surrounding each forested Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plot. Findings highlight the forest-type groups that are in the most fragmented and urbanized conditions, and make comparisons between fragmentation metrics and stand characteristics.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Randall Morin

Institutions: US Forest Service

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest health, forest inventory, forest structure, forest composition, forest fragmentation, landcover, urbanization

Topic Tags

wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Morin, R. S., Lister, A., & Doyle, J. (2009). Use of FIA Data and GIS to Characterize the Effects of Fragmentation on the Forests of New Hampshire. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Retrieved from https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2009/nrs_2009_morin_001.pdf

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2009/nrs_2009_morin_001.pdf

Thumbnail for Effects of small forest openings on the breeding bird community in a Vermont hardwood forest

Effects of small forest openings on the breeding bird community in a Vermont hardwood forest


1991 to 1992
Summary

The authors examined the response of a forest bird community to the presence of small openings created by patch clear-cutting 0.4-ha plots within an extensive northern hardwood forest. Overall, bird species diversity increased in forested areas containing small openings due to the addition of edge and open- area nesters, but several forest-interior species were adversely affected by the presence of openings.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Dave Capen , Stephen Germaine , Stephen Vessey

Institutions: University of Vermont - Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources , Bowling Green State University - Department of Biological Sciences

Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Article

Tags

birds, forest management, wildlife, fragmentation

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Germaine, S.S., Vessey, S.H. & Capen, D.E. (1997). Effects of small forest openings on the breeding bird community in a Vermont hardwood forest. Condor, pp.708-718.

Source Link

https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/condor/v099n03/p0708-p0718.pdf

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Assessment of forest fragmentation in southern New England using remote sensing and geographic information systems technology


1973 to 1988
Summary

The authors used the natural logarithms of forest area to perimeter ratios, referred to as the forest continuity index, to assess patterns and trends of forest fragmentation across southern New England that included 157 townships in southern New Hampshire and north eastern Massachusetts. Decreases in forest continuity index values occurred throughout much of the study region between 1973 and 1988, suggesting that forest fragmentation is occurring over large regions within the eastern United States.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Vogelmann

Institutions: University of New Hampshire

Location

Salisbury, Newburyport, Tewksbury, Fitchburg, Essex, Reading, Peabody, Burlington, Groton, Ashburnham, Amesbury, Wenham, Carlisle, Saugus, Danvers, Tyngsborough, Stoneham, Newbury, Dracut, Ipswich, Hamilton, Dunstable, Ashby, Lawrence, Georgetown, Melrose, Pepperell, Woburn, Lunenburg, Groveland, Wakefield, Westford, North Reading, Middleton, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Billerica, Shirley, Methuen, Bedford, Andover, West Newbury, Littleton, Haverhill, Rowley, Townsend, Ayer, Merrimac, North Andover, Lowell, Winchester, Lynnfield, Lynn, Topsfield, Boxford, Allenstown, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Atkinson, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bedford, Bennington, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, Brookline, Candia, Chester, Chichester, Concord, Danville, Deerfield, Deering, Derry, Dover, Dunbarton, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Epsom, Exeter, Farmington, Francestown, Franklin, Fremont, Gilmanton, Goffstown, Greenfield, Greenland, Greenville, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Hancock, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Hudson, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Litchfield, Londonderry, Loudon, Madbury, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Boston, New Hampton, New Ipswich, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, Northwood, Nottingham, Pelham, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rindge, Rochester, Rollinsford, Rye, Salem, Salisbury, Sandown, Seabrook, Sharon, Somersworth, South Hampton, Strafford, Stratham, Sutton, Temple, Warner, Weare, Webster, Wilton, Windsor

Resource Type

Article

Tags

remote sensing, aerial imagery, habitat fragmentation

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Vogelmann, J.E. (1995). Assessment of forest fragmentation in southern New England using remote sensing and geographic information systems technology. Conservation Biology, 9(2), pp.439-449.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2386787.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3Aaf7b848a69f45a66205f56299e9e0b44

Thumbnail for Effects of ice storm-created gaps on forest breeding bird communities in central Vermont

Effects of ice storm-created gaps on forest breeding bird communities in central Vermont


1994 to 1998
Summary

The author investigated the short-term effects of the 1998 ice storm on breeding birds in a northern hardwood forest in central Vermont. Overall, species richness and diversity increased only at ice storm sites, whereas total abundance increased at controls.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Steven Faccio

Institutions: VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science)

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest disturbance, birds, forest management, wildlife

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Faccio, S.D. (2003). Effects of ice storm-created gaps on forest breeding bird communities in central Vermont. Forest Ecology and Management, 186(1), pp.133-145.

Source Link

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0378112703002329/1-s2.0-S0378112703002329-main.pdf?_tid=3e0134b2-6d79-11e7-b45d-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1500575496_f37a5ed6dc15ab636bbb8294bbd4f991

Thumbnail for Effects of small-scale habitat disturbance on the ecology of breeding birds in a Vermont (USA) hardwood forest

Effects of small-scale habitat disturbance on the ecology of breeding birds in a Vermont (USA) hardwood forest


1995
Summary

The authors studied territory placement and foraging behavior of breeding birds in relation to juxtaposition of forest vegetation and logged patches in southern Vermont. They found that different bird species used disturbed vegetation at differing spatial scales, depending on territory size.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Richard Lent

Institutions: University of Vermont

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest disturbance, birds, wildlife, fragmentation

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Lent, R.A. & Capen, D.E. (1995). Effects of small-scale habitat disturbance on the ecology of breeding birds in a Vermont (USA) hardwood forest. Ecography 18: 97-108.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3682757.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A49578939eb13d4b88886915ee5b46a2f

Thumbnail for Assessing population trends of New Hampshire forest birds: local vs. regional patterns

Assessing population trends of New Hampshire forest birds: local vs. regional patterns


1969 to 1986
Summary

The authors examined the changes in abundance between 1969 and 1986 of 19 forest dwelling, mostly migratory bird species breeding in New Hampshire at 2 different scales: one local (an intensively studied 10-ha plot in unfragmented forest) and the other regional (Breeding Bird Surveys statewide). Overall, they found that more species declined than increased both locally (8 vs. 1) and regionally (5 vs. 1).

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Richard Holmes

Institutions: American Ornithological Society

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

songbirds, bird breeding surveys, forest dwelling birds, forest succession, migratory birds, neotropical migrants

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Holmes, R.T. & Sherry, T. (1988). Assessing population trends of New Hampshire forest birds: local vs. regional patterns. American Ornithological Society, Vol. 105(4), pp. 756-768.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/4087390.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A070f7a4bfcd4ef806667ab2eafd6353a

Thumbnail for Associations between breeding bird abundance and stand structure in the White Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine

Associations between breeding bird abundance and stand structure in the White Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine


1998
Summary

The authors compared the associations of forest cover-type, stand size-class, and stand structure to abundance of breeding bird species in managed forest in northern New England. Of the 31 bird species that met the criteria for analysis, a significant association was detected between bird abundance and structure data for 30 species, cover-type data for 19 species, and size-class data for 10 species.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Richard DeGraaf

Institutions: US Forest Service

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

bird habitat, forest structure, forest birds, forest cover, timber size-class

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

DeGraaf, R.M., Hestbeck, J.B. & Yamasaki, M. (1998). Associations between breeding bird abundance and stand structure in the White Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 103(2-3), pp.217-233.

Source Link

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0378112797002132/1-s2.0-S0378112797002132-main.pdf?_tid=0264433a-6d7a-11e7-be92-00000aacb362&acdnat=1500575825_00a6646d576001e8697d620d57184dbf

Thumbnail for Effect of clearcut borders on distribution and abundance of forest birds in northern New Hampshire

Effect of clearcut borders on distribution and abundance of forest birds in northern New Hampshire


1992 to 1993
Summary

The authors compared numbers of forest bird territories between forest edge and forest interior areas to determine whether clearcuts affect bird abundance in adjacent forest. While some birds were less abundant in edge areas, the distribution of these species did not differ from the distribution of randomly placed simulated territories.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David King , Richard DeGraaf , Curtice Griffin

Institutions: Wilson Ornithological Society

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

clearcuts, bird abundance, forest edge, neotropical migrants

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

King, D.I., Griffin, C.R. & DeGraaf, R.M. (1997). Effect of clearcut borders on distribution and abundance of forest birds in Northern New Hampshire. The Wilson Bulletin, pp.239-245.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/4163807.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:a04ef66e23c177ec278c02debe6a86c0

Thumbnail for Effect of even-aged timber management on bird species diversity and composition in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire

Effect of even-aged timber management on bird species diversity and composition in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire


1989 to 1990
Summary

The objective was to determine the effects of even-aged timber management on bird species diversity and composition in an extensively forested landscape, the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. The authors found that bird species diversity was greater on managed than on reserved areas, and there were no species unique to reserved areas.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Christopher Welsh

Institutions: The Wildlife Society

Location

Coos, Carroll

Resource Type

Article

Tags

timber harvest, edge habitat, neotropical migrants

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Welsh, C.J. & Healy, W.M. (1993). Effect of even-aged timber management on bird species diversity and composition in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire. Wildlife Society Bulletin, pp.143-154.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3782916.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A340771089c7a3322a0d2ec7093060abd

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Reversing the fragmentation perspective: effects of clearcut size on bird species richness in Maine


1989 to 1990
Summary

The authors examined the effects of clearcut size on bird species richness in a forest-dominated landscape in eastern Maine. They found that species richness increased with clearcut size but the number of species present per plot did not differ significantly over the size range of cuts.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Tamia Rudnicky

Institutions: University of Maine

Location

Baring Plt, Hancock, Washington

Resource Type

Article

Tags

clearcuts, bird species richness, edge effects, forest fragmentation, landscape ecology, patch size

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Rudnicky, T.C. & Hunter, M.L., (1993). Reversing the fragmentation perspective: effects of clearcut size on bird species richness in Maine. Ecological Applications, 3(2), pp.357-366.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1941838.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:66a4deafcb1c6633bf0c10cda580a9c4

Thumbnail for Impacts of forest fragmentation on species richness: a hierarchical approach to community modelling

Impacts of forest fragmentation on species richness: a hierarchical approach to community modelling


2006 to 2007
Summary

The authors developed a hierarchical model to assess the community response of breeding birds in the Hudson River Valley, New York, to habitat fragmentation and analysed the model using a Bayesian approach. The model revealed that species richness of the observed bird community was maximized in small forest fragments with a high perimeter/area ratio.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Elise Zipkin , Amielle DeWan , Andrew Royle

Institutions: Hudson River Estuary Program - Cornell University , USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Location

Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester

Resource Type

Article

Tags

biodiversity, species richness, fragmentation, occupancy modeling, hierarchical modeling, imperfect detection

Topic Tags

methods, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Zipkin, E.F., DeWan, A. & Andrew Royle, J. (2009). Impacts of forest fragmentation on species richness: a hierarchical approach to community modelling. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(4), pp.815-822.

Source Link

https://blogs.cornell.edu/hudsonbiodiversity/files/2016/10/Zipkin_DeWan_Royle_2009-1i83ib0.pdf

Thumbnail for Forest fragmentation and risk of giardiasis in New York State

Forest fragmentation and risk of giardiasis in New York State


2000 to 2010
Summary

This study examined 11 years of surveillance data in New York State to measure the relationship between forest fragmentation and the incidence of giardiasis. Adjusted Poisson models showed that increasing points of contact between forested land and developed land, as measured by their shared edges and by the perimeter length of forested patches, were associated with higher incidence of giardiasis cases, whereas increasing forest density was associated with a lower incidence.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Walsh

Institutions: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, SUNY

Location

New York

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest fragmentation, giardia, giardiasis, landscape epidemiology

Topic Tags

planning, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Walsh, M.G. (2013). Forest fragmentation and risk of giardiasis in New York State. EcoHealth, 10(4), pp.405-414.

Source Link

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10393-013-0881-z.pdf

Thumbnail for Forest fragmentation and its implications in central New York

Forest fragmentation and its implications in central New York


1985
Summary

The author performed an inventory of current forested areas in Onondaga County, NY using aerial photographs. The results showed that many forest islands were isolated by agricultural, industrial, and urban development, and as a result were so small and so isolated from areas of similar types that they may degenerate into a non-forested condition.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Deborah Gill

Institutions: College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY

Location

Onondaga

Resource Type

Article

Tags

agricultural development, forest islands, urbanization

Topic Tags

management, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Hill, D.B. (1985). Forest fragmentation and its implications in central New York. Forest Ecology and Management, 12(2), pp.113-128.

Source Link

http://ac.els-cdn.com/0378112785900799/1-s2.0-0378112785900799-main.pdf?_tid=e33d445a-709b-11e7-949f-00000aacb35d&acdnat=1500920229_78e471c8e40642afea7186c83f566696

Thumbnail for Patterns of deforestation and reforestation in different landscape types in central New York

Patterns of deforestation and reforestation in different landscape types in central New York


1938 to 1978
Summary

The authors documented the change in density and size of forest islands within individual landscape types of central New York. They found that the intensity of landscape use determined the frequency of fragmentation, elimination, consolidation and emergence of forest islands.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Wayme Zipperer

Institutions: US Forest Service , College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY

Location

Onondaga

Resource Type

Article

Tags

deforestation, forest islands, reforestation

Topic Tags

management, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Zipperer, W.C., Burgess, R.L. & Nyland, R.D. (1990). Patterns of deforestation and reforestation in different landscape types in central New York. Forest Ecology and Management, 36(1), pp.103-117.

Source Link

http://ac.els-cdn.com/037811279090066K/1-s2.0-037811279090066K-main.pdf?_tid=fefd3416-709b-11e7-ae99-00000aacb361&acdnat=1500920276_9f7a29f85fe5ebc2850f31ce767abf67

Thumbnail for The development of forest islands in exurban central New York state

The development of forest islands in exurban central New York state


1986
Summary

The authors investigated the composition and characteristics of forestland in Onondaga County in central New York State. The results suggest that tree species composition was less diverse than in the residual islands which were never cleared for protracted agricultural use. Overall, available data suggest the prevalence of fairly homogeneous structural conditions across most forest stands.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: R. Nyland

Institutions: US Forest Service , College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY

Location

Onondaga

Resource Type

Article

Tags

clearcuts, forest regeneration, agricultural development, forest islands

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Nyland, R.D., Zipperer, W.C. & Hill, D.B. (1986). The development of forest islands in exurban central New York State. Landscape and Urban Planning, 13, pp.111-123.

Source Link

http://ac.els-cdn.com/0169204686900162/1-s2.0-0169204686900162-main.pdf?_tid=0a9c16b6-709c-11e7-aa2f-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1500920295_75e50f8221502568687b9c89b0a3b69f

Thumbnail for Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: a town-level assessment using morphological spatial pattern analysis and affinity propagation

Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: a town-level assessment using morphological spatial pattern analysis and affinity propagation


2015 to 2016
Summary

The authors classified the pattern of forests in Massachusetts using fragmentation indicators to address these objectives: 1) characterize the spatial pattern of forest fragmentation in Massachusetts towns using Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis, and (2) identify regional trends using archetypal towns in relation to town history, geography and socioeconomic characteristics. We identified six representative towns that typify different types of forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: J. Rogan

Institutions: US Forest Service , Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , Clark Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Département de Géographie, Université de Montréal, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Geography and Urban Studies Department, Temple University, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University, Research Triangle Park, US Forest Service

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Article

Tags

affinity propagation, forest fragmentation, morphological spatial pattern analysis

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Rogan, J., Wright, T.M., Cardille, J., Pearsall, H., Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., Riemann, R., Riitters, K. & Partington, K. (2016). Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: A town-level assessment using Morphological spatial pattern analysis and affinity propagation. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 53(4), pp.506-519.

Source Link

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/2016/ja_2016_riitters_001.pdf

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Housing developments in rural New England: effects on forest birds


1993 to 1994
Summary

This study compared bird assemblages between forests with different housing densities in western Massachusetts. Identified trends suggest that birds of New England's relatively extensive forests may be subject to greater fragmentation effects than generally thought, as a result of increasing rural housing development within forests.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Daniel Kluza

Institutions: US Forest Service , University of Massachusetts Amherst

Location

Hampshire, Franklin

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest birds, forest interior species, housing development, neotropical migrants

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Kluza, D.A., Griffin, C.R. & DeGraaf, R.M. (2000). Housing developments in rural New England: effects on forest birds. In Animal Conservation forum (Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 15-26). Cambridge University Press.

Source Link

http://sfx.uvm.edu/UVM?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.atitle=Housing%20developments%20in%20rural%20New%20England%3A%20effects%20on%20forest%20birds&rft.aufirst=DA&rft.aulast=Kluza&rft.date=2000&rft.epage=26&rft.genre=article&rft.issn=1367-9430&rft.jtitle=ANIMAL%20CONSERVATION&rft.pages=15-26&rft.part=1&rft.spage=15&rft.stitle=ANIM%20CONSERV&rft.volume=3&rfr_id=info:sid/www.isinet.com:WoK:WOS&rft.au=Griffin%2C%20CR&rft.au=DeGraaf%2C%20RM&rft_id=info:doi/10%2E1017%2FS1367943000000706

Thumbnail for Effect of development on bird species composition of two urban forested wetlands in Staten Island, New York

Effect of development on bird species composition of two urban forested wetlands in Staten Island, New York


1989 to 1990
Summary

To evaluate the influence of development on bird species composition, the authors conduced a 2-yr breeding bird census at two urban, forested wetlands in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. The study indicated that forest islands in New York City can provide nesting habitat for area-sensitive bird species, but development that encroaches upon or degrades these habitats promotes the urbanization of the forest bird community.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Christina Dowd

Institutions: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Location

Richmond

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest interior species, forest islands, neotropical migrants, urban birds, urban sprawl, urbanization

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Dowd, C. (1992). Effect of Development on Bird Species Composition of Two Urban Forested Wetlands in Staten Island, New York. Journal of Field Ornithology, pp.455-461.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/4513743.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A982027e9f2e487ffc7df4788440e8758

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A spatially hierarchical approach to systematic reserve design in the northern forest of New England


2001 to 2006
Summary

The author employed a hierarchically structured planning unit framework to a heuristic reserve design model for the northern forest of New England. Results of the reserve design models and landscape metrics indicated that a hierarchically structured planning-unit framework may lessen the trade-off between reserve connectivity and cost efficient feature representation, when compared to the three single-scale schemes.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mischa Hey

Institutions: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of Vermont

Location

New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

community patterns, modeling, wildlife, connectivity, parcelization

Topic Tags

methods, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Hey, M.J. (2006). A Spatially Hierarchical Approach to Systematic Reserve Design in the Northern Forest of New England. MS Thesis, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. Available at http://primo.uvm.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=UVM&docid=UVM_VOYAGER1543535&context=L&search_scope=uvm_voyager&lang=en_US

Source Link

http://primo.uvm.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=UVM&docid=UVM_VOYAGER1543535&context=L&search_scope=uvm_voyager&lang=en_US

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Temporal change in fragmentation of continental US forests


1992 to 2001
Summary

In this study, new temporal land-cover data from the National Land Cover Database were used to estimate changes in forest fragmentation at multiple scales for the continental US. The results indicated that continental US forests were sensitive to forest loss because of their already fragmented state.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Wickham

Institutions: US Forest Service , US Environmental Protection Agency

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, change, cumulative impacts, forest edge, forest loss, landcover, scale

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Wickham, J.D., Riitters, K.H., Wade, T.G. & Homer, C. (2008). Temporal change in fragmentation of continental US forests. Landscape Ecology, 23(8), pp.891-898.

Source Link

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10980-008-9258-z.pdf

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Effects of forest roads on habitat quality for ovenbirds in a forested landscape


1996
Summary

The authors studied the influence of forest roads on Ovenbird density in an extensively forested region of Vermont, evaluating habitat use and reproductive success relative to mechanisms proposed to explain the density-edge relationship. They concluded that habitat quality for Ovenbirds may be lower within 150 m of unpaved roads in extensive forested landscapes, affecting territory density and possibly reproductive success.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Yvette Ortega

Institutions: University of Vermont

Location

Middlebury, Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest edge, forest interior species, neotropical migrants

Topic Tags

wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Ortega, Y.K. and Capen, D.E. (1999). Effects of forest roads on habitat quality for ovenbirds in a forested landscape. The Auk, pp.937-946.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/4089673.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:e1e7a6099fe76ce140970d49029c768d

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Ski trail effects on a beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Elateridae) community in Vermont


2000
Summary

The authors studied beetle diversity and species composition using pitfall traps placed along three parallel transects that extended from the center of a downhill ski trail, 100 m into a large, unfragmented spruce-fir forest on Mount Mansfield State Park, VT. The results suggest that ski trails were strong barriers to dispersal for forest beetles, several of which were flightless or dimorphic and primarily short-winged.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Allan Strong

Institutions: University of Vermont

Location

Chittenden, Lamoille, Washington

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, dispersal barriers, edge effects, montane forests, skiing

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Strong, A.M., Dickert, C.A. and Bell, R.T. (2002). Ski trail effects on a beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Elateridae) community in Vermont. Journal of Insect Conservation, 6(3), pp.149-159.

Source Link

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1023/A:1023223532149.pdf

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Abundance and productivity of forest songbirds in a managed, unfragmented landscape in Vermont


1993 to 1999
Summary

The authors studied a breeding songbird community in a landscape characterized by scattered openings in a forest matrix in Vermont from 1993 to 1994. At the scale of this study, a minimal amount of canopy removal in the extensively forested landscape did not affect abundance and overall productivity of songbirds inhabiting the remaining forest, but canopy removal had begun to suppress productivity of some forest interior species

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Ernest Buford

Institutions: University of Vermont

Location

Middlebury, Rochester, Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Article

Tags

productivity, fragmentation, songbirds

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Buford, E.W. & Capen, D.E. (1999). Abundance and productivity of forest songbirds in a managed, unfragmented landscape in Vermont. The Journal of wildlife management, pp.180-188.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3802499.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:a7e65640fb80d7ccb25f86928c2127c6

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Increasing forest resiliency for an uncertain future


2016
Summary

The goal of this publication was to provide landowners, foresters, conservation organizations, and municipal officials a framework for addressing emerging challenges in an integrated way that is specific to forestland and takes into consideration individual goals, available time, and resources.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Paul Catanzaro , Anthony D'Amato , Emily Huff

Institutions: University of Vermont , Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , University of Massachusetts Amherst

Location

New England

Resource Type

Report

Tags

climate change, conservation, carbon sequestration, forest conversion, forest stressors, invasives

Topic Tags

methods, ecosystem services, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Catanzaro, P., D'Amato, A., & Huff, E.S. (2016). Increasing forest resiliency for an uncertain future. Report for the USDA Forest Service. Available at https://masswoods.net/sites/masswoods.net/files/Forest-Resiliency.pdf

Source Link

http://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.net/files/Forest-Resiliency.pdf

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Identifying areas of relative change in forest fragmentation in New Hampshire between 1990 and 2000


1990 to 2000
Summary

In this study, the authors developed new landcover classifications from Landsat imagery data acquired in 1990 and 2000 for New Hampshire, assessed fragmentation in both time periods, and created maps depicting the spatial extent of fragmentation change through time.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Tonya Lister

Institutions: US Forest Service , Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, Forest Inventory and Analysis, FIA

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

landsat, fragmentation, fia, edge effects, parcelization, spatial assessment

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, planning, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Lister, T., Lister, A., McWilliams, W. & Riemann, R. (2007). Identifying areas of relative change in forest fragmentation in New Hampshire between 1990 and 2000. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the seventh annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; October 3-6, 2005; Portland, ME. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-77. Washington, DC: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 89-95. (Vol. 77).

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_wo077/gtr_wo077_089.pdf

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Mapping and analysis of fragmentation in southeastern New Hampshire


1992 to 2001
Summary

This project used the National Land Cover Dataset Land Cover Retrofit product of Coastal Watershed, NH to evaluate various fragmentation techniques including, (1) FRAGSTATS (University of Massachusetts) and (2) the Forest Fragmentation program from the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR, University of Connecticut), and (3) a number of other image analysis techniques.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Meghan MacLean

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, fragstats, landcover change, clear

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

MacLean, M. G., & Congalton, R. G. (2010). Mapping and Analysis of Fragmentation in Southeastern New Hampshire. ISPRS. Retrieved from http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVIII/part4/files/MacLean.pdf

Source Link

http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVIII/part4/files/MacLean.pdf

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Effects of habitats fragmentation on birds and mammals in landscapes with different proportions of suitable habitat: a review


1994
Summary

This review paper outlined the patterns and effects of habitat fragmentation, concluding that in most landscapes the total area of suitable habitat will be of greater importance than its spatial arrangements for species living in this particular habitat.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Henrik Andren

Institutions: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, habitat fragmentation, random sample hypothesis

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Andren, H. (1994). Effects of habitat fragmentation on birds and mammals in landscapes with different proportions of suitable habitat: a review. Oikos, pp.355-366.

Source Link

http://max2.ese.u-psud.fr/epc/conservation/PDFs/HIPE/Andren1994.pdf

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Landscape modification and habitat fragmentation: a synthesis


2007
Summary

This review (1) demonstrates that species-oriented and pattern-oriented approaches to understanding the ecology of modified landscapes are highly complementary, (2) clarifies the links between a wide range of interconnected themes, and (3) provides clear and consistent terminology. Tangible research and management priorities are outlined that are likely to benefit the conservation of native species in modified landscapes around the world.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Joern Fischer

Institutions: The Australian National University

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Article

Tags

biodiversity, conservation biology, habitat fragmentation, landscape modification

Topic Tags

conservation, management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Fischer, J., D. B. Lindenmayer. 2007. Landscape modification and habitat fragmentation: a synthesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 16(3), pp.265-280.

Source Link

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00287.x/full

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Fragmentation of continental United States forests


2002
Summary

The authors report a multiple-scale analysis of forest fragmentation based on 30-m (0.09 ha pixel) land-cover maps for the conterminous United States. They found that most forest is found in fragmented landscapes suggesting that while forests are connected over large regions, fragmentation may be so pervasive that edge effects potentially influence ecological processes on most forested lands.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kurt Riitters

Institutions: US Forest Service , US Environmental Protection Agency

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest ecology, edge effects, forest fragmentation, landscape pattern, spatial patterns

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Riitters, K.H., Wickham, J.D., O'neill, R.V., Jones, K.B., Smith, E.R., Coulston, J.W., Wade, T.G. & Smith, J.H. (2002). Fragmentation of continental United States forests. Ecosystems, 5(8), pp.0815-0822.

Source Link

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/ja_riitters002.pdf

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New York State forests may be at their peak: report


2015
Summary

The overall forest cover of New York State may have reached a peak, according to a new federal report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service conducted an inventory of forests in the state between 2008 and 2012 and found that while forested land is increasing in some areas, fragmentation and invasive pests are destroying trees elsewhere.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Joshua Learn

Institutions: The Wildlife Society

Location

New York

Resource Type

Article

Tags

emerald ash borer, forest service, forest fragmentation, hemlock woolly aldelgid, invasives

Topic Tags

management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education, policy

Citation

Learn, J. R. (2015, December 4). New York State Forests May Be at Their Peak. The Wildlife Society. Retrieved April 12, 2018, from http://wildlife.org/new-york-state-forests-may-be-at-their-peak-report/

Source Link

http://wildlife.org/new-york-state-forests-may-be-at-their-peak-report/

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A global evaluation of forest interior area dynamics using tree cover data from 2000 to 2012


2015
Summary

The authors assessed global and regional changes in forest fragmentation in relation to the change of forest area from 2000 to 2012 using published global tree cover data.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Wickham , Kurt Riitters , Jennifer Costanza

Institutions: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

monitoring, spatial analysis, assessment, forest fragmentation

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Riitters, K., Wickham, J., Costanza, J. K., & Vogt, P. (2016). A global evaluation of forest interior area dynamics using tree cover data from 2000 to 2012. Landscape Ecology, 31(1), 137-148.

Source Link

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-015-0270-9

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Effect of forest fragmentation on lyme disease risk


2002
Summary

The authors comparted density of infected nymphal blacklegged ticks, which is the primary risk factor for Lyme disease, in small and large forest patches. They found a significant linear decline in nymphal infection prevalence with increasing patch area and a significant exponential decline in nymphal density with increasing patch area.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Brian F. Allan

Institutions: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies , Rutgers University, Department of Biology, Bard College

Location

Dutchess

Resource Type

Article

Tags

ecology, forests, impacts, lyme disease, public health, ticks

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Allan, B.F., Keesing, F. & Ostfeld, R.S. (2003). Effect of forest fragmentation on Lyme disease risk. Conservation Biology, 17(1), pp.267-272.

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1046/j.1523-1739.2003.01260.x

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Northeastern regional forest fragmentation assessment: rationale, methods, and comparisons with other studies


2003
Summary

The authors assessed forest fragmentation in 13 northeastern states using Landsat imagery in order to gain a greater understanding of the trends in and status of this region's forests.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Andrew Lister

Institutions: US Forest Service , Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Resource Type

Article

Tags

landsat, fragmentation, northeast, fia

Topic Tags

methods

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Lister, A., Riemann, R., Lister, T., & McWilliams, W. (2003). Northeastern Regional Forest Fragmentation Assessment: Rationale, Methods, and Comparisons with Other Studies. 2003 Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. Retrieved from https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_wo069/gtr_wo069_013.pdf

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_wo069/gtr_wo069_013.pdf

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The early development of forest fragmentation effects on birds


1996
Summary

The authors developed a temporal model of forest fragmentation effects on densities of forest- breeding birds and test our model using data from an active industrial forest landscape. The model and our empirical data indicate that densities of several forest-dwelling bird species can increase within a forest stand soon after the onset of fragmentation as a result of displaced individuals packing into remaining habitat.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: John Hagan

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Article

Tags

models, birds, fragmentation, breeding birds, habitat loss

Topic Tags

methods, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hagan, J.M., Haegen, V., Matthew, W., & McKinley, P.S. (1996). The early development of forest fragmentation effects on birds. Conservation Biology, 10 (1), 188-202.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2386955.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:3692f61fe3ddc10b0d55e0c69ab7262e

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Forest fragmentation of the conterminous United States: assessing forest intactness through road density and spatial characteristics


2002
Summary

The authors presented a methodology to create a forest fragmentation database for the conterminous United States by utilizing the high-resolution National Land Cover Database, roads, and indices that quantify forest landscape patterns, as well as propose some of its potential uses for conservation scientists, restoration scientists, land managers, policymakers, and others.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Gerald Heilman , James Strittholt, Nicholas Slosser, Dominick Dellasala

Institutions: Conservation Biology Institute, World Wildlife Fund

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

remote sensing, fragmentation, disturbance

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Heilman, G.E., Strittholt, J.R., Slosser, N.C., & Dellasala, D.A. (2002). Forest Fragmentation of the Conterminous United States: Assessing Forest Intactness through Road Density and Spatial Characteristics: Forest fragmentation can be measured and monitored in a powerful new way by combining remote sensing, geographic information systems, and analytical software. AIBS Bulletin, 52 (5), 411-422.

Source Link

https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/52/5/411/236110

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Terrestrial habitat use by nesting painted turtles in landscapes with different levels of fragmentation


2001
Summary

To understand the demography of aquatic turtles to landuse change, the authors investigated the nesting habitats used by adult female painted turtles (Chrysemys picta).

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: E. Baldwin

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford, Rockingham

Resource Type

Article

Tags

habitat, reptiles, fragmentation, aquatic organisms, breeding, road crossings, turtles

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Baldwin, E.A., Marchand, M.N., & Litvaitis, J.A. (2004). Terrestrial habitat use by nesting painted turtles in landscapes with different levels of fragmentation. Northeastern Naturalist, 11(1), 41-48.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3858541

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Effects of habitat features and landscape composition on the population structure of a common aquatic turtle in a region undergoing rapid development


2000 to 2001
Summary

Using a geographic information system and live trapping of turtles, the authors compared the proportion of males, the proportion of adults, and the relative abundance of turtles in 37 ponds to understand the demography of a common aquatic turtle (Chrysemys picta) along a gradient of urbanization in southeastern New Hampshire. They found that turtle abundance increased as the distance to neighboring wetlands decreased and the amount of nesting habitat near pond edges increased.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Marchand

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford, Rockingham

Resource Type

Article

Tags

demography, fragmentation, aquatic organisms, road crossings, turtles

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Marchand, M.N. & Litvaitis, J.A. (2004). Effects of habitat features and landscape composition on the population structure of a common aquatic turtle in a region undergoing rapid development. Conservation Biology, 18(3), 758-767.

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00019.x

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Forest fragmentation effects on ovenbird populations in the urban region of eastern Massachusetts, USA


1994 to 2000
Summary

The authors compared pairing and reproductive success of ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla) in three large and nine small forest reserves in a suburban landscape over six years and related ovenbird success to patch-scale and landscape-scale features. They found that the probability of nest survival, reproductive success, and fledging success were significantly higher in the large reserves.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Morimoto

Institutions: Natural Science and Mathematics Division, Lesley University, Connecticut Audubon Society , Department of Biology, Boston University

Location

Wellesley, Wayland, Middlesex

Resource Type

Article

Tags

populations, conservation, land use, fragmentation, forest, forest edge, forest reserves, ovenbird, pairing sucess, reproductive success, suburban

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Morimoto, D.C., Frankel, M.A., Hersek, M. & Wasserman, F.E. (2012). Forest fragmentation effects on ovenbird populations in the urban region of eastern Massachusetts, USA. Urban habitats, 7.

Source Link

http://www.urbanhabitats.org/v07n01/forestfragmentation_full.html

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The role of spatial scale in understanding responses of medium-sized carnivores to forest fragmentation


1993
Summary

The authors incorporated a multiscaled approach (using site, plot, and landscape) to investigate the distribution of activity of medium-sized carnivores relative to habitat edges and the numeric responses of these predators to habitat diversity. They found that populations of generalist predators (raccoons and wild canids) increased as landscapes became more diverse.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Oehler

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford

Resource Type

Article

Tags

land use, wildlife, carnivores, canids, generalist predators, habitat edges, human-dominanted habitats

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Oehler, J.D. & Litvaitis, J.A. (1996). The role of spatial scale in understanding responses of medium-sized carnivores to forest fragmentation. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 74(11), 2070-2079.

Source Link

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/z96-235

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Distribution of woodland amphibians along a forest fragmentation gradient


1992 to 1994
Summary

In this study, the author surveyed distributions of five species of woodland amphibians with differing life histories along a 10 km, spatially continuous gradient of forest fragmentation in southern Connecticut. Correlations between species' biological traits and their fragmentation tolerance imply that low density, population variability, and high mobility coupled with restricted habitat needs predispose woodland amphibians to local extinction caused by habitat fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Gibbs

Institutions: School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Article

Tags

amphibians, salamanders, fragmentation, frogs, disturbance

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Gibbs, J. P. (1998). Distribution of woodland amphibians along a forest fragmentation gradient. Landscape Ecology 13. Landscape Ecology, 13, 263–268.

Source Link

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.580.6327&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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Forest fragmentation and the decline of migratory birds


1992
Summary

The author examined data collected on birds and vegetation in the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London that initiated in 1953. Many changes in bird species abundance were evident, which were possibly realted to winter habitat destruction and the creation of habitat islands in the breeding sites through forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Robert Askins

Institutions: Connecticut College

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Article

Tags

birds, habitat islands, migratory birds

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Askins, R. A. (1992). Forest fragmentation and the decline of migratory songbirds. Bird Observer, 20(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=biofacpub

Source Link

https://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=biofacpub

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Community structure of snakes in a human-dominated landscape


1998
Summary

The authors studied occupancy, species richness, abundance, and size distributions of snakes on habitat patches that ranged from 0.2 to 120 ha within a landscape undergoing substantial land-use changes. They found that species richness was greatest on large patches, and snakes also tended to be more abundant on large patches.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Victoria Kjoss

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford

Resource Type

Article

Tags

species richness, occupancy, generalist, land use change, snakes

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Kjoss, V.A., & Litvaitis, J.A. (2001). Community structure of snakes in a human-dominated landscape. Biological Conservation, 98(3), 285-292.

Source Link

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320700001671

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Landscape ecology approaches to wetland species conservation: a case study of two turtle species in southern Maine


1992 to 1993
Summary

The authors investigated the habitat use and movements of two turtle species to assess the importance of conserving multiple wetlands and the upland matrix in which they occur. They found that individuals of both species used multiple wetlands throughout the year, including permanent and seasonal pools, forested swamps, and wet meadows.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: L. Joyal

Institutions: Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono

Location

York

Resource Type

Article

Tags

blanding's turtles, mating, nesting, spotted turtles, turtles

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Joyal, L.A., McCollough, M., & Hunter, M.L. (2001). Landscape ecology approaches to wetland species conservation: a case study of two turtle species in southern Maine. Conservation biology, 15(6), 1755-1762.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3061276.pdf

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Forest fragmentation patterns in Maine watersheds and prediction of visible crown diameter in recent undisturbed forest


2012
Summary

The authors used multiple sources of remotely sensed, topographic, and site index data to predict forest locations containing large diameter trees and identify undisturbed forest patches.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Brianne Looze

Institutions: University of Maine

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Article

Tags

timber harvest, landsat, remote sensing, maine, ecoregion, principal components analysis

Topic Tags

methods, management

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Looze, B.E. (2012). Forest Fragmentation Patterns in Maine Watersheds and Prediction of Visible Crown Diameter in Recent Undisturbed Forest. (University of Maine Ms Thesis).

Source Link

https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi

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Habitat features associated with predation of New England cottontails: what scale is appropriate?


1990 to 1993
Summary

The authors examined habitat features at several spatial scales that were associated with predation of New England cottontails (Sylvilagus transitionalis) by mammalian carnivores. They found that the perimeter-to-area ratio of an occupied patch, the amount of disturbed habitat within 0.5 km of a patch, and the amount of coniferous forest within 1 km of a patch were greater for killed rabbits than for those that survived.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: A. Brown

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford

Resource Type

Article

Tags

roads, rabbits, fragmentation, connectivity, landscape genetics, new england cottontail

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Brown, A.L., & Litvaitis, J.A. (1995). Habitat features associated with predation of New England cottontails: what scale is appropriate?. Canadian journal of zoology, 73(6), 1005-1011.

Source Link

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z95-120#.WyqFKKdKiUk

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A multiscale analysis of gene flow for the New England cottontail, an imperiled habitat specialist in a fragmented landscape


2007 to 2008
Summary

The authors evaluated local population structure and measures of genetic diversity of a geographically isolated population of New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) in the northeastern United States. They assessed the relative importance of dispersal barriers and facilitators on gene flow varied among populations in relation to landscape composition, demonstrating the complexity and context dependency of factors influencing gene flow and highlighting the importance of replication and scale in landscape genetic studies.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Lindsey Fenderson , Noah Perlut , Adrienne Kovach, John Litvaitis, Kathleen O'Brien, Kelly Boland, Walter Jakubas

Institutions: University of New Hampshire , US Fish & Wildlife Service , Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Location

Maine, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

land use, roads, rabbits, new england cottontail

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, drivers, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Fenderson, L. E., Kovach, A. I., Litvaitis, J. A., O'Brien, K. M., Boland, K. M., & Jakubas, W. J. (2014). A multiscale analysis of gene flow for the New England cottontail, an imperiled habitat specialist in a fragmented landscape. Ecology and Evolution, 4(10), 1853–1875. http://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1068

Source Link

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4063480/

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Quantifying terrestrial habitat loss and fragmentation: a protocol


2005
Summary

This review paper describes habitat fragmentation, as well as alternative perspectives on fragmentation in which habitat patches are viewed either as analogs of oceanic islands embedded in an ecologically neutral sea or as patches of variable quality embedded within a complex and heterogeneous mosaic of patches of varying suitability and affects on habitat connectivit, and key spatial components of habitat loss and fragmentation: habitat extent, subdivision, geometry, isolation, and connectivity, and their affects on individual behavior and habitat use, population structure and viability, and interspecific interactions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kevin McGarigal

Institutions: UMass Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation Department , Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Article

Tags

biodiversity, fragmentation, anthropogenic habitat loss, guidelines, human impacts, protocol

Topic Tags

methods, management, planning, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

McGarigal, K., Cushman, S., & Regan, C. (2005). Quantifying Terrestrial Habitat Loss and Fragmentation: A Protocol. University of Massachusetts, 115.

Source Link

http://www.umass.edu/landeco/teaching/landscape_ecology/labs/fragprotocol.pdf

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Wildlife dynamics in the changing New England landscape


1600 to 2002
Summary

The authors compiled data on major wildlife species to identify broad population trends and to address both fundamental and applied questions regarding these long-term patterns in Massachusetts. They found that wildlife populations were changing at a remarkable rate leading to significant ecological impacts on the landscape and many other species, creating major conservation and management challenges, and generating novel and oftentimes significant conflicts with human values.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Foster

Institutions: Harvard Forest , Missouri Department of Conservation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Article

Tags

birds, moose, bear, beaver, deer, deforestational fragmentation, human populations, land use change, wolf

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Foster, D. R., Motzkin, G., Bernardos, D., & Cardoza, J. (2002). Wildlife dynamics in the changing New England landscape. Journal of Biogeography, 29(10–11), 1337–1357. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2002.00759.x

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2002.00759.x

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Influence of land use and site characteristics on invasive plant abundance in the Quinebaug Highlands of southern New England


2000 to 2004
Summary

This study examined the distribution and abundance (cover and frequency) of invasive plants in natural habitats of the Quinebaug Highlands forest block in northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts in relation to current and historical land use and site conditions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Marjorie Lundgren , Christine Small, Glenn Dreyer

Institutions: Connecticut College , Wesleyan University

Location

Massachusetts, Connecticut

Resource Type

Article

Tags

land use, competition, plants, displacement, exotic, flora, invasives

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Lundgren, M. R., Small, C. J., & Dreyer, G. D. (2004). Influence of Land Use and Site Characteristics on Invasive Plant Abundance in the Quinebaug Highlands of Southern New England. Eagle Hill Institute, 11(3), 313–332.

Source Link

http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3858421.pdf?refreqid=excelsior:f8ebac9140612042c6bbee5e99cd1a83

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Physiological responses by lagomorphs to resource limitations imposed by habitat fragmentation: implications to condition-sensitive predation


1994
Summary

The authors used multiple and logistic regression analysis to study the breeding area requirements of 10 species of grassland and early successional birds at 90 grassland barren sites in Maine. They conlcuded that conservation efforts seeking to protect habitat for rare grassland birds need to consider sites of at least 100 ha and preferably 200 ha in size, and these are notably rare in Maine and probably throughout New England and eastern North America.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Peter Vickery , Malcolm Hunter, Scott Melvin

Institutions: University of Maine , Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Location

Cumberland, Hancock, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington, York

Resource Type

Article

Tags

grasslands, breeding birds, early successional

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Vickery, P. D., Hunter, M. L., & Melvin, S. M. (1994). Effects of Habitat Area on the Distribution of Grassland Birds in Maine. Conservation Biology. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1523-1739.1994.08041087.x

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1523-1739.1994.08041087.x

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Characterization of forest fragmentation and urban sprawl using time sequential Landsat imagery


2001
Summary

The authors identified and quantified forest fragmentation and urban sprawl in the 140 square mile Salmon River watershed in Connecticut. To do this, they developed accurate and consistent general land cover maps and identified the land cover change derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper and Enhanced Thematic Mapper satellite imagery.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Hurd , Emily Wilson, Steven Lammey, Daniel Civco

Institutions: University of Connecticut - CAHNR

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Article

Tags

imagery, landsat, fragmentation, watershed

Topic Tags

methods, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hurd, J. D., Wilson, E. H., Lammey, S. G., & Civco, D. L. (2001). Characterization of Forest Fragmentation and Urban Sprawl Using Time Sequential Landsay Imagery. ASPRS 2001 Annual Convention, 12.

Source Link

http://clear.uconn.edu/publications/research/tech_papers/Hurd_et_al_ASPRS2001.pdf

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Forest fragmentation and avian nest predation in forested landscapes


1985
Summary

The authors placed artificial nests containing quail eggs in forests of different sizes and at various distances from the edge to test which of these factors was most important in describing predation. In doing so, they found that large areas and those bordered on at least one side by a large water body had lower predation rates.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mark Small

Institutions: Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono

Location

Lincoln, Sagadahoc

Resource Type

Article

Tags

artificial nests, forest fragmentation, nest predation, passerines

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Small, M.F. & Hunter, M.L. (1988). Forest fragmentation and avian nest predation in forested landscapes. Oecologia, 76(1), 62-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00379601

Source Link

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4218636?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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Forest bird populations in Massachusetts: breeding habitat loss and other influences


2017
Summary

The objective of this research was to determine whether changes in populations of forest-interior bird species were related to changes in extent of interior forest along Breeding Bird Survey census routes in Massachusetts. The authors found that changes in some bird populations seem to reflect forest succession, while others were unexplained and may be due to changes on migratory routes or wintering grounds.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Timothy Gardner

Institutions: Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Article

Tags

populations, bird breeding surveys, forest birds, forest loss, forest succession, interior forest

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Gardner, T.J., Eagan, C.R., and Bertin, R.I. (2017). Forest bird populations in Massachusetts: breeding habitat loss and other influences. Northeastern Naturalist, 24(3), 267-288.

Source Link

https://search.proquest.com/docview/1946214509?pq-origsite=gscholar

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Edge effects enhance carbon uptake and its vulnerability to climate change in temperate broadleaf forests.


2015 to 2017
Summary

The authors examined the changes in biomass and forest growth on a gradient from the forest interior to edge. Using climate projections, the authors showed that future heat stress could reduce the forest edge growth enhancement by one-third by the end of the century.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Andrew Reinmann

Institutions: Department of Earth and the Environment, Boston University

Location

Belmont, Lynn

Resource Type

Article

Tags

tree growth, carbon, fragmentation, forest edge

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Reinmann, A.B. and Hutyra, L.R. (2017). Edge effects enhance carbon uptake and its vulnerability to climate change in temperate broadleaf forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(1), 107-112.

Source Link

http://www.pnas.org/content/114/1/107

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Remote sensing of land-cover change and landscape context of the National Parks: a case study of the Northeast Temperate Network


2009
Summary

In this study the authors developed and implemented a multi-scale protocol for detecting and monitoring land-cover change in and adjacent to National Parks and ten segments of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) in the northeastern United States. The study concluded that all of the studied park units, except one segment of AT in Maine, experienced increases of urban land and declines of forest cover in the immediately adjacent areas and extended buffer zones.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Y. Wang, Brian Mitchell, Jarunee Nugranad-Marzilli, Gregory Bonynge, Yuyu Zhou, Gregory Shriver

Institutions: University of Rhode Island - Department of Natural Resources Science , Northeast Temperate Network

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut

Resource Type

Article

Tags

landsat, recreation, appalachian trail, landcover change, national parks

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Wang, Y., Mitchell, B.R., Nugranad-Marzilli, J., Bonynge, G., Zhou, Y., and Shriver, G. (2009). Remote sensing of land-cover change and landscape context of the National Parks: A case study of the Northeast Temperate Network. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(7), 1453-1461.

Source Link

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425709000509

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Interacting effects of climate change, landscape conversion, and harvest on carnivore populations at the range Margin: marten and lynx in the northern Appalachians


2007
Summary

The author used a spatially explicit population model to assess potential effects of predicted changes in snowfall by 2055 on regional marten and lynx populations. The author found that the climate change interacted with logging in its effects on the marten and with trapping in its effects on the lynx, increasing overall vulnerability.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: C. Carroll

Institutions: Klamath Center for Conservation Research

Location

Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Article

Tags

populations, connectivity, marten, lynx

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Carroll, C. (2007). Interacting effects of climate change, landscape conversion, and harvest on carnivore populations at the range margin: marten and lynx in the northern Appalachians. Conservation biology, 21(4), 1092-1104.

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00719.x

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Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme disease agent, in eastern United States


2004 to 2007
Summary

The authors mapped the geographic pattern of human risk for infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, the tick-borne pathogen that causes Lyme disease, for the eastern United States.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: M. Diuk-Wasser

Institutions: Michigan State University , Yale School of Public Health , Institut National de la Recherche Agronomoique , California State University , University of California , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Dartmouth Medical School , University of Nebraska , University of Tennessee , Vilnius University , Emory University , University of Richmond

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

lyme disease, risk assesment

Topic Tags

management, planning

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Diuk-Wasser, M.A., Hoen, A.G., Cislo, P., Brinkerhoff, R., Hamer, S. A., Rowland, M., Cortinas, R., Vourc'h, G., Melton, F., Hickling, G.J., Tsao, J.I., Bunikis, J., Barbour, A.G., Kitron, U., Piesman, J., and Fish, D. (2012). Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent, in eastern United States. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 86(2), 320-327.

Source Link

https://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0395#html_fulltext

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Abundance, distribution, trends, and ownership patterns of early-successional forests in the northeastern United States


1948 to 1999
Summary

The author summarized results of the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program for 11 states in the Northeast to identify recent trends in the area of early-successional forests. The results suggest that the area of total forest land has remained relatively constant in the northeast; however, the area of early-successional forests has declined since the first forest surveys (ca. 1950).

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: R. Brooks

Institutions: US Forest Service , Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, fia, early successional forest, forest inventory and analysis, forest survey, ownership, parcelization

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Brooks, R.T. (2003). Abundance, distribution, trends, and ownership patterns of early-successional forests in the northeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 185(1-2), 65-74.

Source Link

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112703002469

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Forest loss in New England: A projection of recent trends


2017
Summary

The authors addressed three questions concerning forest loss across six New England states: (1) What would be the consequences of a continuation of the recent trends in terms of changes to New England's forest cover mosaic? (2) What social and biophysical attributes are most strongly associated with recent trends in forest loss, and how do these vary geographically? (3) How sensitive are projections of forest loss to the reference period, i.e. how do projections based on the period spanning 1990-to-2000 differ from 2000-to-2010, or from the full period, 1990-to-2010?

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jonathan Thompson

Institutions: Harvard Forest , Harvard University , Department of Earth and the Environment, Boston University, Clemson University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forest ecology, land use, census, biophysics, ecosystems, population density, urban areas

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Thompson, J.R., Plisinski, J.S., Olofsson, P., Holden, C.E., & Duveneck, M.J. (2017). Forest loss in New England: A projection of recent trends. PLOS ONE, 12(12), e0189636. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189636

Source Link

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189636

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Housing is positively associated with invasive exotic plant species richness in New England, USA


2010
Summary

The authors evaluated relationships between housing developments and the distribution of invasive exotic plants. They found that invasive exotic plant richness was equally or more strongly related to housing variables than to other human and environmental variables at the county level across New England.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: G. Gavier-Pizarro

Institutions: USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station , University of Wisconsin - Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Location

New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

land use, development, housing development, invasive plants, invasives

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Gavier-Pizarro, G.I., Radeloff, V.C., Stewart, S.I., Huebner, C.D., and Keuler, N.S. (2010). Housing is positively associated with invasive exotic plant species richness in New England, USA. Ecological Applications, 20(7), 1913-1925.

Source Link

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1890/09-2168.1

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Techniques and considerations for FIA forest fragmentation analysis


1999
Summary

This article descibes the possibilities of utilizing Forest Inventory Analysis data in combination with remote sensing and increased computing capacity to assess foret fragmentation in the region.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Andrew Lister

Institutions: Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

ecology, monitoring, forest service, fia, forest resources, inventory

Topic Tags

methods, management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Lister, A.J., Lister, T.W., Riemann, R. and Hoppus, M. (2002). Techniques and Considerations for FIA forest fragmentation analysis. In: McRoberts, R.E., Reams, G.A., Van Deusen, P.C., Moser, J.W. (Eds). (2002). Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 156-161.

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_nc230/gtr_nc230_156.pdf

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Socioeconomics drive woody invasive plant richness in New England, USA through forest fragmentation


2013
Summary

The authors tested whether woody invasive plant richness was higher in landscapes with many forest edges relative to other forest types, developing models that demonstrated that woody invasive plant richness was higher in landscapes with more edge forest relative to patch, perforated, and especially core forest types. Identifying these landscape patterns will aid ongoing efforts to use current distribution patterns to better predict where invasive species may occur in unsampled regions under current and future conditions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jenica Allen

Institutions: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut

Location

New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

land use, alien invasive species, exotic plants, ipane, landcover, social-ecological

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Allen, J. M., Leininger, T. J., Hurd, J. D., Civco, D. L., Gelfand, A. E., and Silander, J. A. (2013). Socioeconomics drive woody invasive plant richness in New England, USA through forest fragmentation. Landscape Ecology, 28(9), 1671-1686. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-013-9916-7

Source Link

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-013-9916-7

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Niche dimensions of New England cottontails in relation to habitat patch size


1990 to 1992
Summary

The authors examined physical condition, niche dimensions, and survival of New England cottontails (Sylvilagus transitionalis) that occupied 21 habitat patches of different sizes during winter. Skewed sex ratios and low survival rates among rabbits on small patches suggest that these habitats act as sinks to dispersing juveniles from large source patches, possibly making local populations of New England cottontails vulnerable to extinction if large patches of habitat are not maintained.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Barbour

Institutions: University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Location

Strafford

Resource Type

Article

Tags

rabbits, fragmentation, new england cottontail, niche expansion, resource limitations

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Barbour, M. S., and Litvaitis, J. A. (1993). Niche dimensions of New England cottontails in relation to habitat patch size. Oecologia, 95(3), 321-327. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00320983

Source Link

https://newenglandcottontail.org/sites/default/files/research_documents/Niche%20Dimensions%20of%20NEC.pdf

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Biofrag: a new database for analyzing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation


2014
Summary

The authors developed a relational database linking field data on habitat fragmentation to taxonomic nomenclature, spatial and temporal plot attributes, and environmental characteristics. The consistent format of this database facilitates testing of generalizations concerning biologic responses to fragmentation across diverse systems and taxa.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Marion Pfeifer

Institutions: Imperial College London , Stockholm Environment Institute , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) , Ghent University - Department of Forest and Water Management

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

fragmentation, bioinformatics, data sharing, database, edge effects, landscape metrics

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Gardner, T.A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Baeten, L., Banks-Leite, C., Barlow, J., Betts, M.G., Brunet, J., Cerezo, A. & Cisneros, L.M. (2014). BIOFRAG - a new database for analyzing BIO diversity responses to forest FRAG mentation. Ecology and Evolution, 4(9): 1524-1537.

Source Link

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.1036

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Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth's ecosystems


2015
Summary

The authors conducted an analysis of global forest cover to reveal that 70% of remaining forest is within 1 km of the forest's edge, subject to the degrading effects of fragmentation. A synthesis of fragmentation experiments spanning multiple biomes and scales, five continents, and 35 years demonstrates that habitat fragmentation reduces biodiversity by 13 to 75% and impairs key ecosystem functions by decreasing biomass and altering nutrient cycles.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Nick Haddad

Institutions: Michigan State University , University of Colorado

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

spatial methods, fragmentation, global analysis

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Haddad, N.M., Brudvig, L.A., Clobert, J., Davies, K.F., Gonzalez, A., Holt, R.D., Lovejoy, T.E., Sexton, J.O., Austin, M.P., Collins, C.D. & Cook, W.M. (2015). Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth's ecosystems. Science Advances, 1(2), p.e1500052.

Source Link

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/2/e1500052.full

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Global-scale patterns of forest fragmentation


2000
Summary

The authors conducted an analysis of forest fragmentation based on 1-km resolution land-cover maps for the globe, using six categories of fragmentation (interior, perforated, edge, transitional, patch, and undetermined) from the amount of forest and its occurrence as adjacent forest pixels. Patterns and differences at multiple scales were assess within and across continents.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kurt Riitters

Institutions: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

forests, analysis, forest fragmentation, global analysis

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Riitters, K., Wickham, J., O’Neill, R., Jones, B. & Smith, E. (2000). Global-scale patterns of forest fragmentation. Conservation Ecology, 4(2).

Source Link

https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5379

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The Vermont Forest Integrity Bill (H.233)


2001 to 2013
Summary

This Vermont policy (H.233) was an update to Act 250 aimed to better maintain important rural natural resources. It was created following testimony of land use experts and review of research and legislative reports going back more than ten years, after which experts concluded that the existing Act 250 criteria failed to protect Vermont forests from subdivision and forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forest health, landuse planning, forestland conservation

Topic Tags

management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

policy

Citation

The Vermont General Assembly (2017). H.233 - The Forest Integrity Bill. Available at http://vnrc.org/programs/forests-wildlife/forest-and-habitat-fragmentation-campaign/h-233/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/programs/forests-wildlife/forest-and-habitat-fragmentation-campaign/h-233/

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Special Features Overlay Zones (Section 208)


2013
Summary

The Special Features Overlay Zones are superimposed over all underlying zoning districts, and include Wetlands, Deer Wintering Areas, Wellhead Protection Areas, Meadowlands, Steep Slopes, Ridgelines, and Wildlife Corridors.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

landuse planning, community based planning, habitat conservation

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (n.d.) Section 208: Special Features Overlay Zones. Available at http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/typo3/Publications/SECTION 208.pdf

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/typo3/Publications/SECTION 208.pdf

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Parcelization of Vermont Forest (H.758)


2007 to 2008
Summary

This Vermont bill proposed to establish programs to help prevent the parcelization of state forest land. The bill authorizes the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board to use its funds to preserve and conserve forest land, and requires that the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation develop education materials regarding the impact of forest parcelization and track forest parcelization rates within the state.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont General Assembly

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

landuse planning, forestland conservation, parcelization

Topic Tags

conservation, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

policy

Citation

The Vermont General Assembly. (2008). H. 758 - An Act Relating to the Parcelization of Vermont Forests.

Source Link

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2008/bills/intro/H-758.HTM

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Local protection of natural resources after jam golf: standards and standard of review


2009
Summary

This paper considers opportunities for towns to reduce vagueness in their municipal standards by improving specificity in town plans, zoning ordinances, and during the application process for PRDs and subdivisions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Katherine Garvey

Institutions: Vermont Courts

Location

South Burlington

Resource Type

Article

Tags

natural resource protection, planned residential development

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

policy

Citation

Garvey, K. (2009). Local protection on natural resources after JAM golf: standards and standard review. Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 11: 145-166.

Source Link

http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/files/2013/06/Local-Protection-of-Natural-Resources-After-JAM-Golf-Standards-and-Standard-of-Review.pdf

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Analysis of potential habitat fragmentation impacts to songbirds and bats associated with the Baron Winds Project, New York


2017
Summary

This memo was prepared to assess the potential for habitat fragmentation impacts to breeding birds and bats from construction of the proposed Baron Winds Project.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Sarah Gravel

Institutions: Stantec Consulting Services, LLC, EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.

Location

Steuben

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, songbirds, bats, certificate application, consulting, permit, wind turbines

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Gravel, S.B. and DiBello, F. (2017). Analysis of Potential Habitat Fragmentation Impacts to Songbirds and Bats Associated with the Baron Winds Project, New York [memo]. Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Source Link

NO URL, refer to PDF

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Forest Integrity Study Committee (H.857 - Act 171)


2017
Summary

This act amends multiple provisions related to timber harvesting and forest management.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Snyder

Institutions: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources , Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation , State of Vermont

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, forest management, fragmentation, legislation

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. (n.d.). Act 171 - Forest Integrity Study Committee. Available at http://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/act-171-study-committee

Source Link

http://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/act-171-study-committee

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Handling of Slash (Section 16A)


1914
Summary

The 1914 Massachusetts Slash Law required timber harvesters to leave slash in a condition that would not promote the spread of fire.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, edge, forestry, laws, policy, slash

Topic Tags

methods, management

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

State of Massachusetts. (n.d.). Section 16A - Handling of Slash. Available at https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVII/Chapter48/Section16A

Source Link

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVII/Chapter48/Section16A

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Massachusetts Forest Cutting Practices Act


2013
Summary

The Massachusetts Forest Cutting Practices Act was created to ensure the long-term public benefits provided by forests.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, forest resources, forestry, laws, permitting, policy, private land, timber cutting

Topic Tags

methods, management, ecosystem services, planning

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. (2013). Chapter132-MA Forest Cutting Practices Act. Available at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/conservation/forestry-and-fire-control/chapter-132-ma-forest-cutting-practices-act.html

Source Link

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/conservation/forestry-and-fire-control/chapter-132-ma-forest-cutting-practices-act.html

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Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act


1974 to 2010
Summary

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct an assessment of the Nation's renewable resources every 10 years.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: US Forest Service

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, forestry, laws, policy, renewable resources

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

USDA Forest Service (n.d.). Resource Planning Act of 1974. Available athttps://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/topics/rpa/

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/topics/rpa/

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New York Forest Tax Law (480-a)


1974
Summary

This policy, enacted in 1974, aimed to encourage the long-term management of woodlands in the State of New York in order to produce forest crops and thereby increase the likelihood of a more stable forest economy

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation , New York Planning Federation , Empire State Forest Products Association

Location

New York

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, forest economy, forest resources, long-term management, tax break, woodlands

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

New York Department of Environmental Conservation. (n.d.). 480-a Forest Tax Law. Available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5236.html

Source Link

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5236.html

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Vermont's use value appraisal program


1978
Summary

In 1978, the Vermont legislature passed a law establishing the Use Value Appraisal of Agricultural, Forest, Conservation and Farm Buildings Property. Today, this program is known as "Current Use" and is administered by the Division of Property Valuation and Review within the Vermont Department of Taxes.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of Vermont

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

agriculture, current use, laws, policy, private land, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

Vermont Department of Taxes. (n.d.). Current Use. Retrieved April 19, 2018, from http://tax.vermont.gov/property-owners/current-use

Source Link

http://tax.vermont.gov/property-owners/current-use

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Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Forestry Equipment and Parts


2017
Summary

Beginning July 1, 2017, specific types of equipment and repair parts are exempt from Vermont Sales and Use Tax.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Department of Taxes

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forestry equipment, laws, policy, tax exemption, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education, policy

Citation

Vermont Department of Taxes. (2017). Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Forestry Equipment and Parts. Available at http://tax.vermont.gov/sites/tax/files/documents/Forestry-Equip-FS.pdf

Source Link

http://tax.vermont.gov/sites/tax/files/documents/Forestry-Equip-FS.pdf

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Forest Tax Program (Chapter 61)


1973 to 2007
Summary

This document describes Massachusetts Current Use Programs that give preferential tax treatment to landowners who maintain their property as open space for timber production, agriculture or recreation

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jennifer Fish

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

timber harvest, forest resources, forest stewardship, land management, laws, long-term management, policy, recreational land, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

Massachusetts Forest Tax Program Chapter 61. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2018, from https://www.mass.gov/service-details/forest-tax-program-chapter-61

Source Link

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/forest-tax-program-chapter-61

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New Hampshires Current Use Taxation Law (RSA 79-A)


2016
Summary

This document is a layperson's guide to New Hampshires Current Use law

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: SPACE - New Hampshire's Current Use Coalition

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

agriculture, current use, education, laws, long-term management, policy, private land, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education, policy

Citation

A Layperson's Guide to New Hampshire Current Use. (2016). New England Forestry .Available at http://newenglandforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CurrentUseLaypersonsGuide.pdf

Source Link

http://newenglandforestry.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CurrentUseLaypersonsGuide.pdf

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Maine Tree Growth Tax Law


1972
Summary

The Maine Legislature enacted the Tree Growth Tax Law in 1972 to help Maine landowners maintain their property as productive woodlands, and to broadly support Maine's wood products industry.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Forest Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

landowners, laws, long-term management, policy, private forests, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Maine Forest Service (n.d.). Tree Growth Tax Law Information: Be Woods Wise: Forest Policy and Management. Available at http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/policy_management/woodswise/tree_growth_tax_law.html

Source Link

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/policy_management/woodswise/tree_growth_tax_law.html

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Vermont's land use and development law (Act 250)


1969 to 1970
Summary

This document describes Vermont's Act 250 database of permits

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources , Natural Resources Board

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

development, act 250, laws, permitting, policy

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

Act 250 Program | Natural Resources Board. (n.d.). Available at http://nrb.vermont.gov/act250-program

Source Link

http://anr.vermont.gov/planning/act250-section248-info/act-250

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Forest Harvest Regulation (Statute 8869)


1989 to 2013
Summary

To promote a healthy and sustainable forest that contains a balance of age classes necessary for a sustainable timber supply and spatial and compositional diversity, forest harvesting and liquidation harvesting are regulated pursuant to this subchapter.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Maine Legislature

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

clearcutting, clearcuts, forest harvest, forest resources, laws

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

State of Maine. (n.d.). Title 12, §8869: Forest harvest regulations. Available at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/12/title12sec8869.html

Source Link

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/12/title12sec8869.html

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Forest Sustainability (Statute 8876)


1995 to 1997
Summary

This Maine statute mandates the establishment of a process to assess forest sustainability building on the principles of sustainability developed by the Northern Forest Lands Council.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Maine Legislature

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forest harvest, forest resources, forestry, laws, sustainability

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

State of Maine. (n.d.). Title 12, §8876-A: Forest sustainability. Available at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/12/title12sec8876-A.html

Source Link

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/12/title12sec8876-A.html

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New Hampshire's forestry regulations: policy, definitions, and administration


1995 to 1996
Summary

This document gives the related policy and administratives definitions for forest policy in New Hampshire.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of New Hampshire

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forest resources, forestry, laws, long-term management, regulation, state-owned forests

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Chapter 227-G Policy, Definitions and Administration. (1995). Available at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-g/227-g-mrg.htm

Source Link

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-g/227-g-mrg.htm

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New Hampshire's forestry regulations: forest resources, education, promotion, and planning


1995 to 1996
Summary

This New Hampshire act establishes priorities for assessing forest resource condition and educating the public about forest resources.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of New Hampshire

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

education, forest resources, forestry, laws, long-term management, state-owned forests

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Chapter 227-I Forest Resources Education, Promotion, and Planning. (1996).Available at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-i/227-i-mrg.htm

Source Link

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-i/227-i-mrg.htm

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New Hampshire's forestry regulations: forest health


1995 to 1996
Summary

This New Hampshire act establishes the importance of monitoring and assessing of the status of changes and long-term trends in the health of the state's forests and the ability to detect and reduce the incidence and severity of forest insect and disease infestations.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of New Hampshire

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

disease, forest resources, forestry, laws, long-term management, state-owned forests

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Chapter 227-K Forest Health. (n.d.). Available at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-k/227-k-mrg.htm

Source Link

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-k/227-k-mrg.htm

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Use and Diminution of Adirondack and Catskill Parks (Statute 9-0301)


2012
Summary

This New York law describes the disposition of the Adirondack and Catskill parks.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of New York

Location

New York

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forest resources, forestry, laws, long-term management, policy, public lands, state-owned forests

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

State of New York. (n.d.). New York Consolidated Laws, Environmental Conservation Law - ENV § 9-0301. Available at /content/codesnew/codesnewhandler.html/ny/environmental-conservation-law/env-sect-9-0301.html

Source Link

https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/environmental-conservation-law/env-sect-9-0301.html

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Restrictions on use of state lands (Statute 9-0303)


2012
Summary

This New York law describes protections for state lands from any actions that would otherwise change the integrity of the state lands.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: State of New York

Location

New York

Resource Type

Policy

Tags

forest resources, forestry, laws, long-term management, policy, public lands, state-owned forests

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

State of New York. (n.d.). New York Consolidated Laws, Environmental Conservation Law - ENV § 9-0303. (n.d.). Available at /content/codesnew/codesnewhandler.html/ny/environmental-conservation-law/env-sect-9-0303.html

Source Link

https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/environmental-conservation-law/env-sect-9-0303.html

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A standardized framework for using camera traps to monitor wildlife crossing structures


1970 to 2015
Summary

This poster itdenfies inconsistencies in wildlife crossing structures and how using camera traps to monitor the performance to these crossing structures could lead to future improvements.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Julia Kintsch

Institutions: ECO-resolutions, Utah State University

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

camera traps, climate change resilience, landscape scale habitat, wildlife crossing structures, wildlife crossings

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Kintsch, J., & Cramer, P. (2016). A Standardized Framework for Using Camera Traps to Monitor Wildlife Crossing Structures [poster]. Available at http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/KintschCramer_CCTWS2016_PosterFinalDraft.pdf

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/KintschCramer_CCTWS2016_PosterFinalDraft.pdf

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Ecoregional habitat connectivity science applied at multiple scales in transportation


2008 to 2010
Summary

This PowerPoint presentation introduces the Staying Connected Initiative and the projects that members have tackled, including tracking and identifying conflicts between wildlife crossings and people.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jens Hilke, Conrad Reining, Dirk Bryant

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

road crossings, wildlife connectivity, wildlife crossings, wildlife movement, wildlife tracking

Topic Tags

wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Reining, C., Hilke, J., and Bryant, D. (2012). Ecoregional Habitat Connectivity Science Applied at Multiple Scales in Transportation. Powerpoint. Retrieved from http://216.92.98.160/assets/newt_2012_sci_and_transportation.ppt

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/newt_2012_sci_and_transportation.ppt

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Keeping working forests available for wildlife


2013
Summary

This pamphlet outlines the importance of connected landscapes for wildlife.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Monica Erhart

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, New York

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

species richness, habitat, working forests

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Erhart, M. (2013). Staying Connected, Keeping Working Forests Available for Wildlife. Staying Connected Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/keeping_forests_connected.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/keeping_forests_connected.pdf

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Why did that bear cross the road? A guide to habitat connectivity


2011
Summary

Pamphlet by the Staying Connected Initiative about the importance of habitat connectivity.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

landuse planning, habitat connectivity, ecological design, road barrier mitigation, wildlife crossings

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2013). Staying Connected: Why did that bear cross the road? A Guide to Habitat Connectivity. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/whatishabitatconnectivity_final.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/whatishabitatconnectivity_final.pdf

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Potential conservation easement provisions designed to explicitly address connectivity in the northern Appalachians


2012
Summary

This document provides sample conservation easement language designed to address issues of habitat connectivity.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

habitat connectivity, conservation easements, forest conservation, habitat corridor, landscape connectivity, landscape permeability

Topic Tags

conservation, management, planning, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2012). Potential Conversation Easement Provisions Designed to Explicitly Address Connectivity in the Northern Appalachians. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/connectivityconservationeasementlanguage_final.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/connectivityconservationeasementlanguage_final.pdf

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Make room for wildlife: a resource for local planners and communities in the Adirondacks


2013
Summary

This pamphlet is geared for planners and communities within the Adirondacks to help them manage lands for wildlife.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Wildlife Conservation Society

Location

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Saratoga, St Lawrence, Warren, Washington, Oneida

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

fragmentation, landuse planning, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, planning, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Wildlife Conservation Society. (2013). Make Room For Wildlife: A Resource for Local Planners and Communities in the Adirondacks. Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/makeroomforwildlife_asbook_highres.pdf.

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/makeroomforwildlife_asbook_highres.pdf

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Volunteer tracking instructions northern Green Mountains


2011
Summary

Instruction for volunteer wildlife trackers working throughout the Northern Green Mountains. Volunteers were tracking wildlife activity near road systems.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

habitat connectivity, citizen science, tracking, wildlife crossings, wildlife tracking

Topic Tags

methods, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hawk, R. & Hancock, C. (2011). Volunteer Tracking Instructions. Staying Connected Initiative. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_21ngs_volunteer_tracking_instructions2_12-1-11.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_21ngs_volunteer_tracking_instructions2_12-1-11.pdf

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Volunteer Tracking Form


2011
Summary

Volunteer form built by the Staying Connected Initiative for their volunteers to record tracks found near designated road ways.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

habitat connectivity, citizen science, tracking, wildlife crossings, wildlife tracking

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Hancock, C. (2011). The WildPaths Project: Volunteer Tracking Form. Staying Connected Initiative. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_22ngs_wpp_correctedvolunteertrackingform_12-16-11.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_22ngs_wpp_correctedvolunteertrackingform_12-16-11.pdf

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The Northern Connector


2011
Summary

A guide for landowner to maintaining a connected landscape for wildlife between the northern Green Mountains and the Sutton Mountains of Quebec and beyond by the Staying Connected Initiative.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

wildlife, landuse planning, habitat connectivity, land management, landscape connectivity

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative.(2011). Staying Connected in: The Northern Connector. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_11ngs_landowner_management_brochure2_11-30-11.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/_11ngs_landowner_management_brochure2_11-30-11.pdf

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Be a steward of the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage -- this place in between!


2016
Summary

This document provides contacts for landowners to different programs that help landowners and communities learn more about the management of forestland.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Williamstown, Franklin

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

agriculture, wildlife, landuse planning, wildlife connectivity

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2016). Be a steward of the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage. Available at http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Landowner_resources_NBerks_Franklin_DRAFT.pdf

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Landowner_resources_NBerks_Franklin_DRAFT.pdf

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Tracking parcelization and addressing forest fragmentation: tools and strategies for reversing negative trends in Vermont


2003 to 2015
Summary

This presentation by Jamey Fidel, General Counsel/Forest and Wildlife Program Director for Vermont Natural Resources Council at the FEMC 2015 Annual Conference, addresses parcelization and fragmentation in Vermont and provides steps on reducing the negative impacts from such events.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jamey Fidel

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council , Vermont Natural Resources Council, Forest and Wildlife Program

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

fragmentation, landuse planning, landscape connectivity, parcelization

Topic Tags

conservation, management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Fidel, J. (2015). Tracking parcelization and addressing forest fragmentation: tools and strategies for reversing negative trends in Vermont. Vermont Natural Resources Council. Available at https://www.uvm.edu/femc/attachments/project/999/annualMeeting/2015/presentations/Fidel_VMC_2015.pdf

Source Link

https://www.uvm.edu/femc/attachments/project/999/annualMeeting/2015/presentations/Fidel_VMC_2015.pdf

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Informing land use planning and forestland conservation through subdivision and parcelization trend information


2010
Summary

This project (1) establishes a database of parcels of land in Vermont, compiled by class size, and documents the current status of land in parcels in 2009, and (2) documents, in a final report and webpage, recent changes to parcel size and ownership patterns, implications for forest management, and specific subdivision and land classification trend information for every municipality in Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Steven Sinclair , Jamey Fidel , Deb Brighton, Brian Shupe

Institutions: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources , Vermont Natural Resources Council , Vermont Family Forests

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, landuse planning, landscape connectivity, parcelization

Topic Tags

conservation, management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Fidel, J., Shupe, B., Brighton, D., Sinclair, S., & Austin, J. (2010). Informing Land Use Planning and Forestland Conservation Through Subdivision and Parcelization Trend Information. Retrieved from https://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/fidel09VNRCfull.pdf

Source Link

http://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/fidel09VNRCfull.pdf

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The Berkshire wildlife linkage: a corridor for wildlife and people


2015
Summary

This document provides information about the Berkshire Widllife Linkage, and how the vision and goals provided by the Staying Connected Initiative will be achieved.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, New York

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

landuse planning, appalachian trail, habitat corridor, habitat islands, parcelization, road crossings

Topic Tags

conservation, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Staying Connected Initiatve. (2015). The Berkshire Wildlife Linkage: A Corridor for Wildlife and People. Available at http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Berkshire-Wildlife-Linkage-A-Corridor-for-Wildlife-and-People.pdf

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Berkshire-Wildlife-Linkage-A-Corridor-for-Wildlife-and-People.pdf

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Habitat connectivity is a climate change adaptation strategy


2012
Summary

This poster explains what the Staying Connected Initiative and how habitat connectivity can help combat climate change.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

climate change mitigation, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2012). Staying Connected: Habitat Connectivity is a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. Available at http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/habitat_connectivity_is_climate_change_adaptation_poster_2012.pdf

Source Link

http://www.stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/habitat_connectivity_is_climate_change_adaptation_poster_2012.pdf

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New York's melting pot: forest fragmentation effects


2011
Summary

This poster presents information concerning the effects forest fragmentation on the genetic diversity of a keystone tree species, red oak (Quercus rubra), as well as the overall plant species diversity in New York State's deciduous temperate forest.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Rolanda Rojas

Institutions: Louis Calder Center , New York Botanical Garden

Location

New York

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

climate change, species diversity, fragmentation, biotic diversity, red oak

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Rojas, R., Litt, A. and Lewis, J. (2011). New York's melting pot: forest fragmentation effects. Louis Calder Center and New York Botanical Garden.

Source Link

https://www.nybg.org/files/forest/Rojas_2011.pdf

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Changes in timberland ownership


2005
Summary

This presentation focuses on the changing ownership of New Hampshire's forestland

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Paul Doscher

Institutions: Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

forestland, education, forest cover, land ownership, population growth, timber

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Doscher, P. (2005). Changes in Timberland Ownership - The New Hampshire Experience. Society for the Protection of NH Forests. Available at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjU1PTgrrfaAhVNhOAKHVkEDuMQFgg0MAQ&url=http://www.communitiescommittee.org/conference/presentations/doscher.ppt&usg=AOvVaw1QX9vN3btBjVNrH3tRUn13

Source Link

http://www.communitiescommittee.org/conference/presentations/stein.ppt

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Sprawl and wildlife habitat


2015
Summary

An educational briefing created by Grow Smart Maine about the impacts of sprawl to wildlife habitat.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Grow Smart Maine

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

development, awareness, disturbance, education, forest fragmentation, sprawl

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Sprawl and Wildlife Habitat. (2015). GrowSmart Maine. Retrieved from https://growsmartmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Sprawl-and-Wildlife.pdf

Source Link

https://growsmartmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Sprawl-and-Wildlife.pdf

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Addressing forest fragmentation and forestland conservation through Act 250 and land use planning


2017
Summary

An educational presentation on how urbanization and development impact the Vermont forests and a review of Act 250.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jamey Fidel

Institutions: Vermont Bar Association

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

fragmentation, development, landuse planning, act 250, education, laws, policy, urbanization

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education, policy

Citation

Fidel, J. (2017). Addressing Forest Fragmentation and Forestland Conservation Through ACT 250 & Land Use Planning, 60.

Source Link

https://www.vtbar.org/UserFiles/Files/EventAds/Materials 6-22-17 Afternoon Sessions.pdf

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Protecting forests in Connecticut for the future: how are we doing? What will it take?


2015
Summary

A presentation by Eric Hammerling, executive director of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association on the forest conditions of Connecticut.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Eric Hammerling

Institutions: Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

invasive species, species diversity, fragmentation, forest, education, nonprofit

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Hammerling, E. (2015). Protecting Forests in Connecticut for the Future: How are we doing? What will it take? Available at http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/plant_science_day/2015/psd_2015__johnson_lecture_hammerling.pdf

Source Link

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/plant_science_day/2015/psd_2015__johnson_lecture_hammerling.pdf

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Maine's tree growth tax law: the basics


2018
Summary

The Maine Tree Growth Tax Law provides for the valuation of land that has been classified as forest land on the basis of productivity value, rather than on just value. The law is based on Article IX, Section 8 of the Maine Constitution that permits such valuation of forest land for property tax purposes. The purpose of this bulletin is to explain the more important features of the law.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Maine Forest Service , Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Forest Service, Maine Revenue Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

land management, landowners, laws, long-term management, policy, private forests, taxation

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Maine Forest Service. (2018). Maine's Tree Growth Tax Law: The Basics. Available at https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/policy_management/tgtl/tgtl_basics_presentation.pdf

Source Link

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/policy_management/tgtl/tgtl_basics_presentation.pdf

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2015 Vermont Forest Fragmentation Report


2015
Summary

This report focuses on the issue arising in fragmentation in Vermont from the years of land-use and deforestation. With a vast majority of the land privately and publicly owned by residents, foretes have isolated from one another and lost their enrichment of wildlife and tree species.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Snyder

Institutions: Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

water quality, wildlife, fragmentation, advocacy, decision making, edge effects, parcelization, policy

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, policy

Citation

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. (2015). 2015 Vermont Forest Fragmentation Report. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. 62 p.

Source Link

https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/About_the_Department/News/Library/FOREST%20FRAGMENTATION_FINAL_rev06-03-15.pdf

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An enduring place: wildlife and people in the Worcester Range through the Northeastern Highlands


2012
Summary

This report outlines the key habitat features that make the Worcester Range and Northeastern Highlands region important to Vermont's people and animals.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Tom Slayton

Institutions: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. , National Wildlife Federation

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, habitat connectivity, northeastern highlands, worcester range

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Slayton, T. (2012). An enduring place: wildlife and people in the Worcester Range through the Northeastern Highlands. Staying Connected Initative.

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/enduringplacefinal.pdf

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Analysis of the drivers of urban growth and second home development in the Nothern Forest Region of Vermont


2012
Summary

The authors applied the land use change model UrbanSim to Vermont's Northern Forest region to assess future patterns of urban, suburban, exurban and rural residential development under baseline conditions and alternative infrastructure investment and land use policy scenarios.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Austin Troy , Brian Voigt

Institutions: Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont , Northeastern States Research Cooperative

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, forest, forest planning, parcelization, residential management

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Troy, A. and Voigt, B. (2012). Analaysis of the drivers of urban growth and second home development in the Northern Forest Region of Vermont. University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Northeastern States Research Cooperative. Retrieved from http://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/troy08full.pdf.

Source Link

http://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/troy08full.pdf

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Anticipated effects of development on habitat fragmentation and movement of mammals into and out of the Schoodic District, Acadia National Park, Maine


2012
Summary

In this study, we examined habitat fragmentation consequences owing to a planned 1,295 hectare development by Winter Harbor Holding Company (WHHC) adjacent to the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park (ANP), Maine. Specifically, we examined the effects of development on (a) core natural habitat area (a cross-habitat indicator of fragmentation), (b) the suitability of habitat for bobcat, fisher, mink, and moose, and (c) the movement of these four species between ANP and other nearby protected areas (species specific indicators of fragmentation).

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jason Rohweder

Institutions: US Geological Survey , National Park Service, NPS, US Department of the Interior

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

species, habitat, fragmentation, development, analysis, suitable habitat

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Rohweder, J.J., De Jager, N.R., and Guntenspergen, G.R. (2012). Anticipated effects of development on habitat fragmentation and movement of mammals into and out of the Schoodic District, Acadia National Park, Maine. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report. 30 p.

Source Link

https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5149/pdf/sir2012-5149_web.pdf

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Wildlife Connectivity Study Final Report (Bolton Waterbury STP 2709(1))


2013 to 2015
Summary

This study was undertaken to answer pertinent questions about wildlife habitat, mortiality, and zone from Bolton to Waterbury, VT, particularly relating to the I89 highway corridor.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Johnson McFarland

Institutions: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. , Vermont Agency of Transportation, VTrans

Location

Bolton, Waterbury

Resource Type

Report

Tags

endangered species, wildlife, highway systems, infrastructure planning, policy

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Johnson, M. & Andrews, J.S. (2016). Bolton Waterbury STP 2709(1) Wildlife Connectivity Study Final Report. Vermont Fish and Wildlife and Vermont Agency of Transportation. 91 p.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/I-89_Wildlife_Connectivity_FINAL___.pdf

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Changes to the land: four scenarios for the future of the Massachusetts landscape


2014
Summary

In 2011, with the input of many groups and individuals from across Massachusetts, Harvard Forest launched a new project to evaluate potential futures for the Massachusetts landscape, and for forests in particular. The purpose of the project was to compare a set of contrasting scenarios to help inform and motivate conservation and land-use decisions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Harvard Forest , Harvard University

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Report

Tags

land use, fragmentation, forest, education, outreach, planning, trends

Topic Tags

drivers

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Thompson, J., Lambert, K.F., Foster, D., Blumstein, M., Broadbent, E., and Zambrano, A.A. (2014). Changes to the Land: Four Scenarios for the Future of the Massachusetts Landscape. Harvard Forest, Harvard University. 39 p.

Source Link

https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/sites/harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/files/Changes to the Land - final report.pdf

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Community strategies for Vermont's forests and wildlife: a guide for local action


2013
Summary

A guide for communities to take local action to ensure the future of their forests and wildlife. It is designed to provide planning and conservation commissions as well as landowners and community organizations with concrete strategies (both regulatory and non–regulatory) to keep forests intact.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council , Front Porch Community Planning and Design

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forest conservation, planning

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Fidel, J., McCarthy, K. and Murry, S. (2013). Community strategies for Vermont's forest and wildlife: a guide for local action. Vermont Natural Resources Council. Available at http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/VNRC-Forestland-Conservation-10-1-links.pdf

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/VNRC-Forestland-Conservation-10-1-links.pdf

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Conservation status of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats in the Northeast landscape


2011
Summary

In 2008, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and its partners developed a multi-state monitoring framework to take stock of the condition and conservation of the species and habitats that characterize the region. Building on the 2008 report, this report is the first attempt to implement the recommendations of the monitoring framework.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mark Anderson, Arlene Olivero Sheldon

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, resource management, policy

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Anderson, M.G. & Olivero Sheldon, A. (2011). Conservation status of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats in the Northeast landscape. The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Conservation Science.289 p.

Source Link

http://rcngrants.org/sites/default/files/final_reports/Conservation-Status-of-Fish-Wildlife-and-Natural-Habitats.pdf

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Conserving Vermont's natural heritage: a guide to community-based planning for the conservation of Vermont's fish, wildlife, and biological diversity


2004
Summary

This report is designed for use at the local level to help decision-makers preserve Vermont natural resources, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: John Austin

Institutions: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. , Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, community based planning, forest preservation, natural heritage

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Austin, J., Alexander, C., Marshall, E., Hammond, F., Shippee, J., and Thompson, E. (2013). Conserving Vermont's natural heritage: a guide to community-based planning for the conservation of Vermont's fish, wildlife, and biological diversity. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department . 136 p.

Source Link

https://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/typo3/Publications/Conserving_Vermont_s_Natural_Heritage.pdf

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Conserving wildlife in Maine's developing landscape


2000
Summary

This report outlines the current state of Maine's forest habitats and potential future conditions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Barbara Charry

Institutions: Maine Audubon Society

Location

Cumberland, York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

amphibians, birds, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, education, outreach, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Charry, B. (2000). Conserving Wildlife in Maine's Developing Landscape. Maine Audubon Society. Available at http://www.maineaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MEAud-Conserving-Wildlife-Developing-Landscape.pdf

Source Link

http://www.maineaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MEAud-Conserving-Wildlife-Developing-Landscape.pdf

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Critical paths: enhancing road permeability for wildlife in Vermont


2009
Summary

The overriding goal of the Critical Paths project is to assist in the implementation of Vermont's State Wildlife Action Plan, which specifically recognizes the impacts of roads on wildlife habitat, and identifies the need to prioritize road crossing areas for wildlife.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: George Leoniack

Institutions: National Wildlife Federation , Vermont Natural Resources Council , Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department , Leoniak Tracking Services

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, landuse planning, permeable landscape, transportation, vehicle-wildlife collisions

Topic Tags

management, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Leoniak, G., Scharf, T., Fidel, J., Gay, G., Hammond, F. and Hilke, J.. (2009). Critical paths - Enhancing Road Permability for Wildlife in Vermont. The Wildlife Conservation Society. 77 p.

Source Link

http://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Regional/Northeast/NRC_Critical_Paths_Report.pdf

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FIA photointerpretation in Southern New England: a tool to determine forest fragmentation and proximity to human development


1998
Summary

In southern New England, the Northeastern Forest Inventory and Analysis unit has initiated data collection on the extent and location of forest fragmentation and proximity to human development during phase one (photointerpretation) of the inventory process.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Rachel Riemann

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

Connecticut, Rhode Island

Resource Type

Article

Tags

biodiversity, monitoring, fauna, fia, flora, forest fragmentation, forest inventory and analysis, human development, hydrologic, photointerpretation, tracking

Topic Tags

conservation, ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Riemann, R. & Tillman, K. (1999). FIA photointerpretation in Southern New England: a tool to determine forest fragmantation and proximity to human development. Res. Pap. NE-709. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 12 p.

Source Link

https://www.fs.fed.us/ne/newtown_square/publications/research_papers/pdfs/1999/rpne709.pdf

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Forest fragmentation


2016
Summary

Report advocating for legislative action to keep forests intact.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Steven Sinclair

Institutions: Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Poster

Tags

resource management, wildlife, fragmentation, forest stewardship, land ownership

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

Sinclair, S. (2016). Forest Fragmentation. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Source Link

http://vtcommunityforestry.org/sites/default/files/pictures/arbor_day_2016_frag.pdf

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Forest fragmentation action plan


2014
Summary

The Forest Fragmentation Action Plan is a coordinated land use plan to reduce forest fragmentation at the local, regional, and state levels. This plan was developed by the Vermont Natural Resources Council with input from local planning and conservation commissions, selectboards, regional planning commissions, the VT Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the VT Fish and Wildlife Dept., the VT Dept. of Housing and Community Development, the VT Planners Association, and UVM Extension.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Emma Zavez

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

resource management, fragmentation, habitat connectivity, forest planning, parcelization

Topic Tags

methods, management, ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Zavez, E. and Fidel, J. (2014). Forest Fragmentation Action Plan. Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Final-Forest-Fragmentation-Action-Plan.pdf

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Forest fragmentation in Connecticut: 1985-2006


2010
Summary

The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of Connecticut's forests and how fragmentation has progressed over time. The Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) and the University of Connecticut created a forest fragmentation model for researchers, land use officials, natural resource professionals and the public to understand the health and condition of Connecticut's forested areas.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Center for Land Use Education and Research, University of Connecticut

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Report

Tags

mapping, modelling, analysis, edge effects, forest cover, gis, research

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Wilson, E. and Arnold, C. (2010). Forest fragmentation in Connecticut, 1985-2006 research summary.Center for Land Use Education and Research. Available at https://cslib.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p128501coll2/id/142009/rec/1

Source Link

https://cslib.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p128501coll2/id/142009/rec/1

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Forestland, conversion, fragmentation, and parcelization: A summary of a forum exploring the loss of forestland and the future of working family forests


2000
Summary

The Yale Forest Forum and the Southern New England Forest Consortium hosted a public forum and workshop titled 'A Fragmented End? How Parcelization and Land Use Conversion May Mark the End of Working Family Forests' at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut in 2000. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the potential risk of forest fragmentation, parcelization, and land use conversion on the viability of working family forests specifically to address the scope, impact, possible solutions, policy implications, and research priorities.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mary Tyrrell

Institutions: School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, education, forum, planning

Topic Tags

management, planning

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Tyrrell, M. and Dunning, G. (Eds.). (2000). Forestland, Conversion, Fragmentation, and Parcelization: A summary of a forum exploring the loss of forestland and the future of working family forests. Yale Forest Forum Series: 3 (6).

Source Link

https://gisf.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/03_06.pdf

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From the Adirondacks to Acadia: a wildlands network design for the greater northern Appalachians


2006
Summary

This study examined a conservation plan designed to systematically identify a network of areas of high conservation priority within the Northern Appalachian/Acadian and St. Lawrence/Champlain Valley ecoregions of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Conrad Reining, Karen Beazley, Patrick Doran, Charlie Bettigole

Institutions: Wildlands Network

Location

Vermont, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, fragmentation

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Reining, C., Beazley, K., Doran, P. and Bettigole, C. (2006). From the Adirondacks to Acadia: a wildlands network design for the greater Northern Appalachians. Wildlands Project. Richmond, VT. 60 p.

Source Link

https://www.wildlandsnetwork.org/sites/default/files/Adirondacks_to_Acadia_08Mar07.pdf

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Implementing conservation plans through municipal land use planning


2015
Summary

This research addresses the conservation research-implementation gap by developing a framework relating science-based conservation plans, local and regional government planning capacity, and municipal government policy actions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Margaret Bryant

Institutions: Northeastern States Research Cooperative , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

climate change, monitoring, conservation implementation, residential management

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Byrant, M.M. (2015). Implementing Conservation Plans Through Municipal Land Use Planning. Nothern States Research Cooperative (NSRC). Retrieved from http://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/bryant12full.pdf.

Source Link

http://nsrcforest.org/sites/default/files/uploads/bryant12full.pdf

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Indicators of streamflow alteration, habitat fragmentation, impervious cover, and water quality for Massachusetts stream basins


2009
Summary

This report details the indicators that were developed to characterize types of potential alteration for sub-basins and groundwater contributing areas in Massachusetts.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: P. Weiskel

Institutions: US Geological Survey

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Report

Tags

land use, water quality, streamflow, forests, fragmentation, impervious cover

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Weiskel, P. K., Brandt, S. L., DeSimone, L. A., Ostiguy, L. J., & Archfield, S. A. (2010). Indicators of streamflow alteration, habitat fragmentation, impervious cover, and water quality for Massachusetts stream basins. US Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey. 70 p.

Source Link

https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5272/pdf/sir2009-5272_text.pdf

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Informing land use planning and forestland conservation through subdivision and parcelization trend information


2003 to 2010
Summary

The authors analyzed subdivision trends in Vermont by using state Grand List data for 2003 and 2009 to establish a database of parcels of land in the state, compiled by class size. The analysis goals were to: (1) quantify the extent of subdivision and the degree to which subdivision is affecting the viability of undeveloped land for resource management; (2) quantify and understand the extent to which residential development is occurring on parcels that are larger than needed for a residence; and (3) investigate and document paaerns that may be relevant for policies and programs that support resource management and/or discourage fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Deb Brighton

Institutions: Northeastern States Research Cooperative , Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Fletcher, Stowe, Elmore, Calais, Middlesex, Norwich, Bennington, Hinesburg

Resource Type

Report

Tags

resource management, fragmentation, forest stewardship, parcelization, policy, policy making, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, policy

Citation

Brighton, D., Fidel, J., Shupe, B., Sinclair, S. and Austin, J. (2010). Informing land use planning and forestland conservation through subdivision and parcelization trend information. Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Source Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rnkZm13s_NGiv46Xvcrpef-OEmIxYbq_/view

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Keeping forests as forests: minimizing loss and fragmentation of forest land


2013
Summary

This report by VNRC identifies the importance of Vermont's forests to wildlife for the human community, including the benefits of preserving forests. The report also discusses the issues of forest loss and fragmentation, and identifies the drivers that lead to loss and fragmentation as being incremental development and the subdivision of forest management.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forests, fragmentation, benefits, guidance, historical, landscape, preservation, prevention, reforestation

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (2013). Keeping Forests as Forests - Minimizing Loss and Fragmentation of Forest Land. VNRC, Montpelier, VT.

Source Link

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Landscape-based forest stewardship northwest region Vermont


2014
Summary

This plan outlines landscape-level planning processes that can identify how to value forestland and what measures can be taken to ensure that forests will be maintained in a healthy state in order to keep forests intact.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Northwest Regional Planning Comission

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, forest value, landscape

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Landscape-Based Forest Stewardship, Northwest Region. (2014). Vermont Northwest Regional Planning Commission. 74 p. Available at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/cf375c_815632a56aa34a9ab222f39951eb7158.pdf

Source Link

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/cf375c_815632a56aa34a9ab222f39951eb7158.pdf

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Losing Ground: At What Cost? Changes in land use and their impact on habitat, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in Massachusetts


2003
Summary

This report outlines the issues surrounding forest fragementation and development in Massachusetts. Mass Audubon has chosen to make changes in land use the focal point of its current assessment of the environmental health of the Commonwealth. Understanding trends in development is particularly important in Massachusetts, which possesses a number of natural communities and rare species of regional and global significance.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kevin Breunig

Institutions: Massachusetts Audubon

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Report

Tags

biodiversity, land use, habitat, birds, fragmentation, development, advocacy, education

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Breunig, K. (2003). Losing Ground: At What Cost? Changes in Land Use and Their Impact on Habitat, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services in Massachusetts. Summary Report for Mass Audubon.

Source Link

https://www.massaudubon.org/content/download/8599/149714/file/LosingGround_All.pdf

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Maine state forest assessment and strategies


2010
Summary

The 2010 State Forest Assessment and Strategy covers the condition of and trends in Maine's forests and forest economy. Pursuant to state and federal legislative direction, the report addresses a number of topics, including: criteria and indicators of forest sustainability, threats and opportunities, priority forest areas, and strategies and resources needed to address threats to the state's forest resources.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Donald Mansius

Institutions: Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Forest Service, Forest Policy and Management, Maine Forest Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, forest, parcelization

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Maine Forest Service, Department of Conservation. (2010). Maine State Forest Assessment and Strategies. Maine Forest Service, Department of Conservation. Augusta, ME. 225 pp.

Source Link

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/publications/reports/maine_assessment_and_strategy_final.pdf

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New Hampshire Forest Resource Strategies


2010
Summary

The New Hampshire Forest Resource Plan includes both the statewide assessment of forestland and resource strategy for the future.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands , NH Forest Advisory Board

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, forest management, fragmentation, resource planning

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Department of Resources and Economic Development. (2010). New Hampshire Forest Resource Strategies. Concord, NH. 149 p. Retrieved from https://www.nhdfl.org/DRED/media/Documents/NH-Forest-Resource-Strategies-Final.pdf.

Source Link

https://www.nhdfl.org/DRED/media/Documents/NH-Forest-Resource-Strategies-Final.pdf

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New Hampshire statewide forest resources assessment - 2010: important data and information about New Hampshire's forests


1994 to 2010
Summary

This Assessment Report is a background paper designed to provide the best information available about the status of New Hampshire's forests to facilitate a revision to the Forest Resources Plan with input from many stake holder groups.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Constance Carpenter

Institutions: New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands , NH Forest Advisory Board

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, water, soil, forest management, fragmentation, land use change, planning

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. (2010). New Hampshire Statewide Forest Resources Assessment 2010: Important Data and Information about New Hampshire's Forests. New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. 59 p. Retrieved from https://www.nhdfl.org/DRED/media/Documents/NH-Statewide-Assessment-2010-update.pdf

Source Link

https://www.nhdfl.org/DRED/media/Documents/NH-Statewide-Assessment-2010-update.pdf

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New Hampshire's Vanishing Forests: Conversion, Fragmentation and Parcelization of Forests in the Granite State


2000
Summary

A summary of a forum exploring the loss of forestland and the future of working family forests.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mary Tyrrell

Institutions: Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forests, fragmentation, parcelization

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Thorne, S. and Sundquist, D. (2001). New Hampshire's vanishing forests: Conversion, fragmentation and parcelization of forests in the Granite State. Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

Source Link

http://gisf.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/03_06.pdf

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New Hampshire's Changing Landscape: Population Growth, Land Use Conversion, and Resource Fragmentation in the Granite State


1999
Summary

This study identified the extent and distribution of some of the most critical natural resources that make up New Hampshire's landscape. The authors describe the growth that New Hampshire has already accommodated and what the effect of growth and development over the next 20 years will be on the state's landscape.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Dan Sundquist

Institutions: Society for the Protection of NH Forests, The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter

Location

New Hampshire

Resource Type

Report

Tags

fragmentation, education, land use change, outreach, population growth

Topic Tags

drivers

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Sundquist, D. and Stevens, M. (1999). New Hampshire's changing landscape: population growth, land use conversion, and resource fragmentation in the Granite State. Report for The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and The New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Source Link

http://clca.forestsociety.org/nhcl/doc/NHCLsummary.pdf

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New York Forests, 2012


2012 to 2015
Summary

This report summarizes the second annual inventory of New York's forests, conducted in 2008-2012.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Richard H. Widmann

Institutions: US Forest Service

Location

New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

timber harvest, land use, monitoring, forest inventory, education, inventory

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Widmann, R.H., Crawford, S., Kurtz, C.M., Nelson, M.D., Miles, P.D., Morin, R.S. and Riemann, R. (2015). New York Forests, 2012. Resource Bulletin NRS-98. Newtown Square, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 128 p., 98, pp.1-128.

Source Link

https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/rb/rb_nrs98.pdf

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Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy: Keeping New York's Forests as Forests


2010 to 2015
Summary

This report presents information on the status of New York's nearly 19 million acres of forest land, and provides practical recommendations on how landowners, forest stakeholders and federal, state and local governments can work together to sustain the many benefits and ecosystem services our forests provide to our society.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Peterson

Institutions: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Location

New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, assessment, planning, strategic plan

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Paterson, D. A., Grannis, A. B., and Davies, R. K. (2010). Keeping New York's Forests as Forests. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/fras070110.pdf

Source Link

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/fras070110.pdf

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Northern forest futures project: scoping of issues in the forests of the Northeast and Midwest United States


2011
Summary

The Northern Forest Futures Project (NFFP) is a window on tomorrow's forests, revealing how today's trends and choices can change the future landscape of the Northeast and Midwest.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Sherri Wormstead , Debra Dietzman, Katie LaJeunesse

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forests, fragmentation, management, inventory, parcelization

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Dietzman, D., LaJeunesse, K., and Wormstead, S. (2011). Scoping of Issues in the Forests of the Northeast and Midwest United States, Version 3.0, June 2011. 41 p.

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/futures/local-resources/downloads/NFFPScopingDoc.pdf

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Permeability of existing structures for terrestrial wildlife: a passage assessment system


2011
Summary

The purpose of this project was to create an assessment methodology to evaluate existing transportation infrastructure for its ability to facilitat wildlife movement from one side of a roadway to the other. To accomplish this, the research team developed initial criteria for assessing the permeability of existing bridges and culverts for terrestrial wildlife based on the current body of knowledge on how wildlife native to Washington use wildlife crossing structures.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Julia Kintsch

Institutions: ECO-resolutions, Utah State University

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Report

Tags

wildlife, connectivity, bridge, culverts, enhancements, fence, permeability, retrofit, road management, transportation ecology, wildlife crossings

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Kintsch, J. and Cramer, P.C. (2011). Permeability of existing structures for terrestrial wildlife: A passage assessment system. Research Report No. WA-RD 777.1. Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/PAS-system_Washington-DOT.pdf

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Potential for retrofitting transportation infrastructure to benefit movement of terrestrial wildlife


2014 to 2015
Summary

Maine Audubon and its partners, the Maine Department of Transportation, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy, conducted a pilot project to survey and evaluate existing road crossings in Maine for retrofit potential

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Barbara Charry

Institutions: Maine Audubon Society

Location

Franklin, Oxford, York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

habitat connectivity, culverts, road infrastructure, wildlife crossings

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Charry, B. and Kintsch, J. (2015). Maine Terrestrial Wildlife Crossings Survey Report: Potential for Retrofitting Transportation Infrastructure to Benefit Movement of Terrestrial Wildlife. Maine Audubon.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Terrestrial-Exec-Summary.pdf

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Quantifying forest fragmentation using Geographic Information Systems and Forest Inventory and Analysis plot data


2006
Summary

In this study, the authors compard the relationship between fragmentation metrics calculated using FIA plot data and satellite imagery at two different spatial resolutions.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Dacia Meneguzzo

Institutions: US Forest Service

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Report

Tags

aerial imagery, forest fragmentation

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Meneguzzo, D.M. and Hansen, M.H. (2006). Quantifying Forest Fragmentation Using Geographic Information Systems and Forest Inventory and Analysis Plot Data. In Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 408 p.

Source Link

https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_wo079/gtr_wo079_143.pdf

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Reducing wildlife mortality on roads in Vermont: documenting wildlife movement near bridges and culverts to improve related conservation investments


2014 to 2016
Summary

This project gathered and analyzed game-camera data on the frequency of under-highway wildlife movement through bridges and culverts in Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Laura Farrell , Paul Marangelo

Institutions: University of Vermont , The Nature Conservancy

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

habitat connectivity, camera traps, bridge, culverts, permeability, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Marangelo, P. and Farrell, L. (2016). Reducing wildlife mortality on roads in Vermont: documenting wildlife movement near bridges and culverts to improve related conservation investments. The Nature Conservancy.

Source Link

https://tnc.app.box.com/s/wtg029dm1r13lczmx7y8isyz59jamwvw

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Resilient sites for terrestrial conservation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions


2011 to 2012
Summary

The central idea of this project was that by mapping key geophysical settings and evaluating them for landscape characteristics that buffer against climate effects, the most resilient places in the landscape can be identified.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mark Anderson, Arlene Olivero Sheldon, Melissa Clark

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Report

Tags

climate change, conservation, diversity, habitat, natural communities, ecoregion, permeable landscape, resilience

Topic Tags

methods, management, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Anderson, M.G., Clark, M. and Olivero Sheldon, A. (2012). Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Region. The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Conservation Science. 168 pp.

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/terrestrialresilience020112.pdf

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Roundtable on parcelization and forest fragmentation


2006 to 2007
Summary

The Roundtable on Parcelization and Forest Fragmentation was convened in August 2006 by Vermont Natural Resources Council in order to identify possible causes of and solutions to parcelization and forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jamey Fidel

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forests, fragmentation, education, parcelization, stakeholders

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Fidel, J. (2007). Roundtable on Parcelization and Forest Fragmentation. Vermont Natural Resources Council. Available at https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/Vermont_Forests/Library/Forest-Roundtable-Report.pdf

Source Link

http://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/Vermont_Forests/Library/Forest-Roundtable-Report.pdf

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Securing permeable roadways for wide-ranging wildlife in the Black River Valley


2009 to 2012
Summary

The Black River Valley lies between the Tug Hill Plateau and the Adirondack Park -- the two largest core habitat blocks in the western part of the Northern Appalachian region -- and consists of 650,000 acres of forest. Mapping and modeling work by Two Countries, One Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and others identified the Black River Valley as a regionally important linkage.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Gustave Goodwin , Michelle Brown

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

black river valley, core habitat, landscape connectivity

Topic Tags

conservation, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Goodwin, G., Rinehart, K., Rafferty, A., Brown, M., Cheeseman, C. (2012). Securing permeable roadways for wide-rangingwildlife in the Black River Valley. The Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Chapter.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Securing-permeable-roadways-for-wide-ranging-wildlife-in-the-Black-River-Valley.pdf

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Seeing the forest for the trees: reducing forest fragmentation in Vermont


2013
Summary

This short article in Vermont Coverts outlines the concern and causes of forest fragmentation in Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

climate change, recreation, landuse planning, current use, forest economy, forest fragmentation, parcelization

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Fidel, J. (2008). Seeing the forest for the trees: reducing forest fragmentation in Vermont. Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife. Retrieved from http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fragmentation_insert_final.pdf.

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fragmentation_insert_final.pdf

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Staying connected in the northern Green Mountains: identifying structural pathways and other areas of high conservation priority


2009 to 2012
Summary

The authors identified critical areas of fine-scale wildlife connectivity, or structural pathways, within the Northern Green Mountains of Vermont, as well as the process used to refine the Northern Green Mountain landscape linkage boundary. In addition, parcels within the habitat blocks themselves were identified and ranked for importance in contributing to regional connectivity.

Key Personnel & Institutions
Not available.
Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, road crossings, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hawk, R., Miller, C., Reining, C., and Gratton, L. (2012). Staying connected in the northern Green Mountains: identifying structural pathways and other areas of high conservation priority. The Staying Connected Initiative.

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/ngm_structural_pathways_and_parcels_29oct12_final.pdf

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Synthesis: a place in between


2011
Summary

This report is a synthesis intended to capture the nature and locations of land-focused organizations and their scope of work within the geographical area identified by the Staying Connected Initiative as the "Adirondacks - Southern Green Mountains Linkage", roughly comprising the Southern Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont and New York.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Monica Erhart, Leslie Karasin

Institutions: Lake Champlain Basin Program

Location

Green Mountain Range, New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

outreach

Topic Tags

planning, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Karasin, L. and Erhart, M. (2011). Synthesis: a place in between - Organizations working to maintain a healthy landscapbe between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. The Staying Connected Initative.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/Synthesis_A_Place_In_Between.pdf

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Terrestrial and wetland core-connector network, northeast U.S.


2017
Summary

This mapping tool that identifies areas of core habitat that could be targeted for conservation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kevin McGargal

Institutions: DataBasin

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, parcelization, private land

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

McGarigal, K. (2017). Terrestrial and Wetland Core-Connector Network, Northeast U.S. University of Massachusetts Amherst Landscape Ecology Lab. Retrieved from https://databasin.org/datasets/a045195633fc479ba71652b8b8c23a9b

Source Link

https://databasin.org/datasets/a045195633fc479ba71652b8b8c23a9b

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The Berkshire wildlife linkage: connecting the Green Mts to Hudson Highlands for wildlife and people


2017
Summary

The short report summaries the vision and key goals of the Staying Connected Intiative project that aims to protect the Berkshire wildlife linkage between the Green Mountains and the Hudson Highlands in New York.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy , Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

wildlife, fragmentation

Topic Tags

ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Marx, L. (2017). The Berkshire wildlife linkage: connecting the Green Mts to Hudson Highlands for wildlife and people. The Staying Connected Intiative.

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/BWL_2pager_FINAL.pdf

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The forests of Maine: 2003


2005
Summary

The 2003 report of Maine's forest represent the first full set of annual inventory and growth data (FIA) since the end of the extreme spruce-budworm epidemic of the 1970's and 1980's.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: William McWilliams

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

monitoring, analysis, forest composition, forest vitality, ingrowth, land management, sustainability, timber volume

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

McWilliams, W.H., Butler, B.J., Caldwell, L.E., Griffith, D.M., Hoppus, M.L., Laustsen, K.M., Lister, A.J., Lister, T.W., Metzler, J.W., Morin, R.S., Sader, S.A., Stewart, L.B., Steinman, J.R., Westfall, J.A., Williams, D.A., Whitman, A., Woodall, C.W. (2005). The forests of Maine: 2003. Resour. Bull. NE-164. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 188 p.

Source Link

https://www.fs.fed.us/ne/newtown_square/publications/resource_bulletins/pdfs/2005/ne_rb164.pdf

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The forests of southern New England, 2007


2007
Summary

This report summarizes the results of the fifth forest inventory of the forests of Southern New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island) conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis program.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Brett Butler

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , United States Department of Agriculture, USDA

Location

Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Resource Type

Report

Tags

monitoring, forest inventory, forest service, fia, forest resources, long-term data

Topic Tags

management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Butler, B. J., Barnett, C. J., Crocker, S. J., Domke, G. M., Gormanson, D., Hill, W. N., Woodall, C. W. (2011). The Forests of Southern New England, 2007: A report on the forest resources of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island (No. NRS-RB-55). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.56 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RB-55

Source Link

https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/rb/rb_nrs55.pdf

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The state of the forest and recommendations for forest substainability standards


1999
Summary

This report includes a summary of forest management issues that the Maine Forest Service identifies as important public policy issues

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: John Nutting

Institutions: Maine Forest Service

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, management, forest service, forest resources, legislation, policy, protection, sustainability

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

management, education, policy

Citation

Maine Forest Service Department of Conservation. (1999). The State of the Forest and Recommendations for Forest Substainability Standards - Final Report to the Joint Standing Committee of the 119th Legislature on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Augusta, Maine. 41 p.

Source Link

http://www.maine.gov/DACF/mfs/about/state_assessment/downloads/sofjun12.PDF

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Threats to species of greatest conservation need and their habitats in New York State


2006
Summary

This report references data from the The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) planning database toidentify the threats to species of greatest conservation need in New York State.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Lisa Holst

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Location

New York

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, awareness, frequency tracking, habitat loss, habitat threats, impact scaling, threats

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Holst, L. K., Schiavone, M., & Tomajer, T. (2005). Threats to Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their Habitats in New York State. In Comprehensive Widllife Conservation Strategy for New York. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. p. 57-69.

Source Link

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/threats.pdf

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Town of Reading forest fragmentation project


2007 to 2008
Summary

This report was prepared for the Town of Reading, VT, to understand and mitigate forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jamey Fidel

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

forest fragmentation, forest planning, forest preservation, outreach, parcelization

Topic Tags

management, planning, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Fidel, J. & Shupe, B. (2008). Town of Reading Forest Fragmentation Project. Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Source Link

http://swcrpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Forest-Fragmentation-Project-2008-Reduced.pdf

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Vermont habitat blocks and habitat connectivity: an analysis using Geographic Information Systems


2014
Summary

This project is a directly related to Vermont's Wildlife Action Plan (2005) priority conservation goals. Using GIS analysis, the authors identified potential habitat blocks, wildlife corridors, and road crossings.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Eric Sorenson

Institutions: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

habitat connectivity, fragmentation mitigation, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Sorenson, E. & Osborne, J. (2014). Vermont habitat blocks and habitat connectivity: an analysis using Geographic Information Systems. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Source Link

https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/Vermont_Forests/Library/VFWD Habitat Block Report-April 2014.pdf

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Vermont Transportation & Habitat Connectivity Guidance Document


2012
Summary

The information contained in this guidance document will inform transportation planning,

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Laura Farrell

Institutions: Vermont Agency of Transportation, VTrans

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

monitoring, road crossings, transportation management, wildlife crossing structures, wildlife crossings, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

methods, management, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Shilling, F., Cramer, P., Farrell, L., & Reining, C. (2012). Vermont transportation and habitat connectivity guidance document. Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/vtrans_transport_habitat_connectivity_guidance_final_dec2012.pdf

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Vermont's Wildlife Action Plan 2005


2005
Summary

This report outlines the goals and purpose of Vermont's Wildlife Grants program and the Wildlife Action Plan, which were created to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered through early, strategic efforts to conserve wildlife and habitat.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jon Kart

Institutions: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, wildlife, management

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Kart, J., Regan, R., Darling, S.R., Alexander, C., Cox, K.,Ferguson, M., Parren, S., Royar, K. & Popp, B.(Eds). (2005). Vermont's Wildlife Action Plan. Waterbury, VT: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Source Link

http://teaming.com/sites/default/files/Vermont%20Wildlife%20Action%20Plan.pdf

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Vermont's Wildlife Action Plan 2015


2015
Summary

According to Congressional mandate, Wildlife Action Plans must be updated at least every 10 years. This report represents the first revision of Vermont's Wildlife Action Plan, originally created in 2005.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, wildlife, management

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Vermont Wildlife Action Plan Team. (2015). Vermont Wildlife Action Plan 2015. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Montpelier, VT. http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com

Source Link

http://vtfishandwildlife.com/sites/fishandwildlife/files/documents/About%20Us/Budget%20and%20Planning/WAP_2015draft/VT%20Wildlife%20Action%20Plan%20Draft%2010-1-2015.pdf

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Wildlands and woodlands: A vision for the forests of Massachusetts


2018
Summary

The authors propose a forest conservation strategy that extends a simple design from conservation biology in important new ways. This approach consists of large forest reserves in which natural processes dominate and human impact is minimized (Wildlands), embedded within expansive forestland that is protected from development but is actively managed in an ecologically sustainable manner (Woodlands).

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Foster

Institutions: Harvard Forest , Harvard University , Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, land use, forests, fragmentation, development, advocacy, education

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Foster, D. R., Kittredge, D., Donahue, B., Motzkin, G., Orwig, D., Ellison, A. & D'Amato, A. (2005). Wildlands and woodlands: a vision for the forests of Massachusetts. Petersham, MA: Harvard Forest.

Source Link

http://wildlandsandwoodlands.org/sites/default/files/Wildlands%20%26%20Woodlands%20Massachusetts.pdf

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Wildlife connectivity in western Massachusetts: Results and recommendations from a 2013-14 study of wildlife movement in two corridors


2013 to 2014
Summary

Using winter tracking of mammal species, motion-triggered wildlife cameras, and surveys of roadkill, the authors studied where animals are able to move across the roads within the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage. This report details suggestions for landowners and groups interested in wildlfie movement on how to maintain connectivity across their landscapes.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Jessica Applin

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, wildlife, landuse planning, connectivity

Topic Tags

ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Applin, J. & L. Marx. (2014). Wildlife connectivity in western Massachusetts: Results and recommendations from a 2013-14 study of wildlife movement in two corridors. The Nature Conservancy. Retrieved from https://www.nature.org/media/massachusetts/wildlife-connectivity-study-final.pdf.

Source Link

https://www.nature.org/media/massachusetts/wildlife-connectivity-study-final.pdf

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Wildlife Road Watch: Citizen Scientist Observations


2010 to 2014
Summary

Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch is a citizen science project developed in partnership with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Department of Transportation, and University of California, Davis Road Ecology Center, in which Volunteers record their observations of wildlife crossings

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Barbara Charry

Institutions: Maine Audubon Society

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

conservation, citizen science, transportation management, wildlife crossings, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Charry, B. (2015). Wildlife Road Watch, Citizen Scientist Observations 2010-2014. Maine Audubon Society. Retrieved from http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/WRW-Report-2015-Final.pdf

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/WRW-Report-2015-Final.pdf

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Forest fragmentation in Connecticut: what do we know and where are we headed?


2006
Summary

This paper follows Connecticuts Forest Forum with a goal of creating a dialogue in order to effectively summarize the status and condition of Connecticut's forest

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Hurd

Institutions: Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service , University of Connecticut, Yale University

Location

Connecticut

Resource Type

Report

Tags

awareness, education, forest fragmentation, parcelization, parcels, urban forests

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hurd, J., Parent, J., Civco, D., Tyrrell, M., and Butler, B. (2006). Forest Fragmentation in Connecticut - What Do We Know and Where are We Headed? Retrieved from https://www.ctwoodlands.org/sites/default/files/CFPA%20Research%20Note%206%20Forest%20Frag%20Oct%2006_0.pdf.

Source Link

https://www.ctwoodlands.org/sites/default/files/CFPA%20Research%20Note%206%20Forest%20Frag%20Oct%2006_0.pdf

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Berkshire Natural Resources Council


2016
Summary

This website provides information about the Berkshires Natural Resources Council.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Location

Plainfield

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Berkshire Natural Resources Council. (2016). Available athttps://www.bnrc.org/

Source Link

http://www.bnrc.net/

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Cold Hollow to Canada


Summary

This website provides information about Cold Hollow to Canada, which aims to provide a healthy and intact forested landscape that supports a strong and sustainable local economy through stewardship, with protection of core wildlife habitat and connectivity across the entire Northern Forest.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Cold Hollow to Canada

Location

Enosburg, Westfield, Bakersfield, Belvidere, Waterville, Fletcher, Montgomery, Richford

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, northern forest, wildlife, forestland conservation, northeast, forest conservation, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

conservation, management, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Cold Hollow to Canada. (n.d.). Available at https://www.coldhollowtocanada.org/

Source Link

https://www.coldhollowtocanada.org/

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Forest Fragmentation Risk


2010
Summary

This is a map layer uploaded by the Conservation Biology Institute showing an assessment of forest fragmentation within North America.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Kurt Riitters

Institutions: DataBasin

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

biodiversity, forest, biotic diversity, landcover, landscape, risk assesment

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Riitters, K. (2010). Forest Fragmentation Risk, Contiguous US. Conservation Biology Institute. Available at https://databasin.org/datasets/d4beb63317b84d3a998fd630aa21bb55

Source Link

https://databasin.org/datasets/d4beb63317b84d3a998fd630aa21bb55

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Forest Reserve District-Bennington


2013
Summary

In this blog post the VNRC provide information about the Bennington Forest Reserve District adopted by the town in the 1990s.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Bennington

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, advocacy, education, sustainability

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (2013). Forest Reserve District-Bennington. Available at http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/forest-reserve-district-bennington/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/forest-reserve-district-bennington/

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Franklin Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information about the Franklin Land Trust.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Franklin Land Trust

Location

Franklin

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, forestland conservation, protection

Topic Tags

conservation, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Franklin Land Trust. (n.d.). Farm, Field and Forest Conservation. Available at http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/

Source Link

http://www.franklinlandtrust.org

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Future Human Footprint


2013
Summary

A gallary of map layers about the future projection of the human footprint within North America.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Two Countries One Forest

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

disturbance patterns, human disturbance, disturbance, human footprint, human impacts

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Two Countries One Forest. (2013). Future Human Footprint. Available at https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/f76fc910963340849b23373c5804e6c5#expand=56636

Source Link

https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/f76fc910963340849b23373c5804e6c5#expand=56636

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Greensboro Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information about the Greensboro Land Trust (GLT).

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Greensboro Land Trust

Location

Greensboro

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, forestland conservation

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

The Greensboro Land Trust. (n.d.). Available at http://www.greensborolandtrust.org/.

Source Link

http://www.greensborolandtrust.org/

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Hilltown Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information about the Hilltown Land Trust. The Hilltown Land Trust protects land and promotes ecological diversity and health, respectful land stewardship, historic character, and natural beauty in our hilltowns.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Hilltown Land Trust

Location

Ashfield

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, forestland conservation

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Hilltown Land Trust. (n.d.). Available at https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/.

Source Link

https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/

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Landscape Fragmentation Tool


1985 to 2002
Summary

The Landscape Fragmentation Tool (LFT), jointly developed through a partnership between CLEAR and Placeways LLC, provides a method to quantify landscape fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: University of Connecticut - CAHNR

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

geographic information systems, analytical tools, gis, landcover, tool, web tool

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Hurd, J. D. (n.d.). UConn CLEAR. Landscape Fragmentation Tool 2. Available at http://clear.uconn.edu/tools/lft/lft2/index.htm

Source Link

http://clear.uconn.edu/tools/lft/lft2/index.htm

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The State of the Forests


Summary

This report discusses the problem of fragmentation of the forest, which negatively impacts biodiversity. Also discussed is the lack of old growth forest and late successional forests which limits biodiversity of all species, and thereby reduces the level of ecosystem services provided.

Key Personnel & Institutions
Not available.
Location

Maine

Resource Type

Report

Tags

biodiversity, forestland conservation, education, land conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, drivers

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

The Maine Mountain Conservancy. (2013). State of the Forests. Available at http://mainemountainconservancy.org/state-of-the-forests.html

Source Link

http://mainemountainconservancy.org/state-of-the-forests.html

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Mass Woods


Summary

This website provides information about MassWoods created by UMass Amherst.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: UMass Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation Department

Location

Amherst

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, forestland conservation, private land, web tool

Topic Tags

conservation, methods

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

University of Amherst. (n.d.). MassWoods. Available at http://masswoods.org/

Source Link

http://masswoods.net/

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Massachusetts Audubon


Summary

Mass Audubon protects 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, more than half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Audubon

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, wildlife, advocacy, education, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, ecosystem services, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Mass Audubon. (n.d.). Available at https://www.massaudubon.org

Source Link

http://www.massaudubon.org

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Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources


Summary

This website provides information about Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, which aims to keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, agricultural development

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, management

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. (n.d.). Available at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-agricultural-resources.

Source Link

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/

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Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation


Summary

This website provides information about the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, natural resource protection, natural resources, recreational land

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-conservation-recreation.

Source Link

http://www.mass.gov/dcr

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Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game


Summary

This website provides information about the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game. (n.d.). Available at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-fish-and-game

Source Link

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/

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Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program


Summary

Recognizing the public benefits of good stewardship on private forest land, the Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program provides support, information, and resources to private forest landowners in their efforts to manage their land. This educational non-regulatory program is designed to help landowners protect the inherent ecosystem values of their forest.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

forest management, family forest, forestry, private forests

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program. (n.d.). Available at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/forest-stewardship-program.

Source Link

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/forest-stewardship-program

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Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition


Summary

This website provides information about the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, conservation, education, policy

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

MassLand: Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. (n.d.). Available at http://massland.org/.

Source Link

http://www.massland.org

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Natural Resource Plan for Waitsfield, Vermont


2005
Summary

Overview of the Waitsfield, Vermont Town Plan (2005) provided by Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC). In the plan, VNRC identifies key wildlife habitat and corridors with the goal of producing updated wildlife habitat policies.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, forestland conservation, natural resource protection, tool

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, management, planning

Purpose Tags

policy

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (2005). Natural Resource Plan-Waitsfield. Available at http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/natural-resource-plan-waitsfield/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/natural-resource-plan-waitsfield/

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Vermont Natural Resources Board


Summary

The new website for the Natural Resources Board of Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Board

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, development, environmental policy, policy, regulation

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Board. (n.d.). Available at http://nrb.vermont.gov/.

Source Link

http://nrb.vermont.gov/

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Natural Resources Conservation Service


Summary

This website provides information about the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), which provides America's farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to for conservation projects.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, forestland conservation, tool

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. (2018). Available at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

Source Link

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/ site/ma/home/

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New England Forestry Foundation


Summary

This website provides information about the New England Forestry Foundation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: New England Forestry Foundation

Location

New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, education, new england forests, stewardship, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, planning, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

New England Forestry Foundation. (n.d.). Available at https://newenglandforestry.org/

Source Link

http://newenglandforestry.org/

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Northern Rivers Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information about the Northern Rivers Land Trust.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Northern Rivers Land Trust

Location

Hardwick

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, forestland conservation, conservation easements, wildlife conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, management, planning, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, management

Citation

Northern Rivers Land Trust. (n.d.). Available at http://www.northernriverslandtrust.org/

Source Link

http://www.northernriverslandtrust.org/

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Notheast Wilderness Trust


Summary

The need to permanently protect wild lands and waters has never been greater. The Northeast Wilderness Trust is meeting this challenge, working with private landowners and other partners to save wildlife habitat from the Adirondacks to Maine.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Northeast Wilderness Trust

Location

Montpelier

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, northeastern forests

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Northeast Wilderness Trust. (n.d.). Available athttp://www.newildernesstrust.org/

Source Link

http://www.newildernesstrust.org/

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Passumpsic Valley Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information about the Passumsic Valley Land Trust (PVLT).

Key Personnel & Institutions
Not available.
Location

St. Johnsbury

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, forestland conservation, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, management, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Passumpsic Valley Land Trust. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://pvlt.org/

Source Link

http://www.pvlt.org/

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Vermont Regional Planning Commissions


Summary

This website provides information about the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies

Location

Brattleboro

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, development, forest economy

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

education, policy

Citation

Vermont Association of Planning & Development Agencies. (2018). Available at https://www.vapda.org/

Source Link

http://www.vapda.org

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Sheffield Land Trust


1989 to 2017
Summary

This website provide information about the Sheffield Land Trust.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Sheffield Land Trust

Location

Sheffield

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, conservation, forestland conservation

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Sheffield Land Trust. (n.d.). Available at http://www.sheffieldland.org/index.html

Source Link

http://www.sheffieldland.org

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Staying Connected Initiative


Summary

This website provides information about the Staying Connected Initiative.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, community patterns, wildlife connectivity, wildlife habitat, wildlife movement

Topic Tags

conservation, planning, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (n.d.) Available at http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org

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Stowe Land Trust


Summary

This website provides information to the Stowe Land Trust.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Stowe Land Trust

Location

Stowe

Resource Type

Website

Tags

forestland conservation, conservation easements

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Stowe Land Trust. (n.d.).Retrieved from https://www.stowelandtrust.org/

Source Link

http://www.stowelandtrust.org/

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The Conservation Fund


Summary

This website provides information about The Conservation Fund.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Conservation Fund

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, conservation, natural resources

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

The Conservation Fund. (n.d.). Available at https://www.conservationfund.org/

Source Link

http://www.conservationfund.org/

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The Nature Conservancy


Summary

This website provides information about the Nature Conservancy.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Website

Tags

diversity, forestland conservation, conserved land, natural resource protection

Topic Tags

conservation, planning, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

The Nature Conservancy. (n.d.). Available at https://www.nature.org/en-us/

Source Link

http://www.nature.org/

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The Trust for Public Land


Summary

This website provides information about the Trust for Public Lands (TPL).

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Trust For Public Land

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, recreation, conserved land, recreational land, social-ecological

Topic Tags

conservation, management

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

The Trust for Public Lands. (n.d.). Available at https://www.tpl.org/home

Source Link

https://www.tpl.org/#sm.00000owb1tu6vwe2eu9jjkxveew5u

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The Vermont Land Trust


2017
Summary

This website provides information about the Vermont Land Trust (VLT).

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Land Trust

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, connectivity, conserved land

Topic Tags

conservation, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Vermont Land Trust (n.d.). Available at https://www.vlt.org/

Source Link

https://www.vlt.org/

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Two Countries One Forest


2009 to 2013
Summary

This website provides information about Two Countries, One Forest a major Canadian-U.S. collaborative of conservation organizations, researchers, foundations and conservation-minded individuals.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Two Countries One Forest

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, conservation planning, conserved land, ecoregion

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Two Countries, One Forest. (n.d.). Available at https://programs.wcs.org/2c1forest/

Source Link

https://programs.wcs.org/2c1forest/

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Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation


Summary

This is the website to the Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation in Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, diversity, forestland conservation, natural resource management, natural resources, research

Topic Tags

conservation, management, planning, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Agency of Natural Resources. (n.d.). Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation. Available at http://fpr.vermont.gov/

Source Link

http://fpr.vermont.gov/

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Vermont River Conservancy


Summary

This website provides information about the Vermont River Conservancy.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont River Conservancy

Location

Montpelier

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, water, recreation, protection, public lands, recreational land

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Vermont River Conservancy (n.d.). Available at http://www.vermontriverconservancy.org/

Source Link

http://www.vermontriverconservancy.org/

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Forest Fragmentation


Summary

The issue of forest fragmentation in Vermont, explained by the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, community based planning, planning

Topic Tags

conservation, planning

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (n.d.). Forest Fragmentation. Available at http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/issues/forest-fragmentation/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/issues/forest-fragmentation/

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Wildlife Corridor Overlay Zone


2008
Summary

This post from Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) describes the town of Shrewsbury, Vermont, and the updates to the Town Plan in 2008. The update focused on zoning documents to ensure future goals with wildlife corridors within Shrewsbury, which resulted in an expansion of the areas protected by using a bear overlay zone to include wildlife habitat and corridors.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, public lands, wildlife conservation, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

policy

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (2008). Wildlife Corridor Overlay Zone - Shrewsbury. Available at http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/wildlife-corridor-overlay-zone-shrewsbury/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/case-studies/wildlife-corridor-overlay-zone-shrewsbury/

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Wildlife Habitat and Natural Areas


Summary

This post from VNRC talks about the role of wildlife habitat within the state of Vermont and how important it is to have concrete documentation/policy to conserve wildlife and natural lands.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Vermont Natural Resources Council

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, wildlife, public lands, wildlife habitat, wildlife and habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education, policy

Citation

Vermont Natural Resources Council. (n.d.). Wildlife Habitat and Natural Areas. Available at http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/issues/wildlife-habitat-and-natural-areas/

Source Link

http://vnrc.org/resources/community-planning-toolbox/issues/wildlife-habitat-and-natural-areas/

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Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation


1986 to 2018
Summary

Web page for the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Location

Williamstown

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, recreation, education, protection, recreational land

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Williams Rural Land Foundation. (n.d.). Available at https://wrlf.org/

Source Link

http://www.wrlf.org

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Mongabay: News and Inspriration from Nature's Frontline


2017
Summary

This short online article provides an overview of a study that concluded that forest fragmentation can boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: John Cannon

Institutions: Mongabay

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

regeneration, forest regeneration, carbon sequestration

Topic Tags

ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Cannon, J. C. (2017, January 9). Fragmentation boosts carbon storage along temperate forest edges. Mongabay. Retrieved from https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/fragmentation-boosts-carbon-storage-along-temperate-forest-edges/.

Source Link

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/fragmentation-boosts-carbon-storage-along-temperate-forest-edges/

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Stressors: Development and habitat loss


2015
Summary

This tool allows users to explore and learn about environmental threats and impacts to wildlife in Massachusetts.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: UMass Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation Department

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, wildlife, development, habitat loss, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Massachusetts Climate Adaptation Partnership. (2015). Stressors: Development and habitat loss. Available at https://climateactiontool.org/content/development-and-habitat-loss

Source Link

https://climateactiontool.org/content/development-and-habitat-loss

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Climate Change - Good News and Bad News about Forest Fragmentation


2016
Summary

This article, published in Bostonia, provides an overview of reserach by two Boston University scientistis on their work looking at the effects of forest fragmentation under a changing climate.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Lucy Hutyra

Institutions: Boston University

Location

Boston

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, biology, chemistry, climate change, ecology, carbon, education, environment, global health, heat stress

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Moran, B. (2016). Good News and Bad News about Forest Fragmentation - New England Forests May Be More Sensitive To Climate Change. Available at https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/forest-fragmentation/

Source Link

https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/forest-fragmentation/

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New Partnership Concerned About Forest Fragmentation


2017
Summary

This web article discusses the status of forest fragmentation within Rhode Island's forest.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Frank Carini

Institutions: EcoRI

Location

Rhode Island

Resource Type

Website

Tags

agriculture, ecology, fragmentation, development, forestry

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Carini, F. (2017). New Partnership Concerned About Forest Fragmentation. ecoRI News. Available at https://www.ecori.org/smart-growth/2017/2/14/new-partnership-concerned-about-forest-fragmentation

Source Link

https://www.ecori.org/smart-growth/2017/2/14/new-partnership-concerned-about-forest-fragmentation

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Old Growth Forest Network


2007
Summary

Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Joan Maloof

Institutions: Old-Growth Forest Network

Location

Hampshire, Franklin, Cattaraugus, Cortland, Erie, Franklin, Hamilton, Niagara, Onondaga, Tompkins

Resource Type

Website

Tags

old growth forests, forest, disturbance, intact forests, mature forests

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Old-Growth Forest Network. (n.d.). Available at http://www.oldgrowthforest.net

Source Link

http://www.oldgrowthforest.net/

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World Wildlife Fund


Summary

An overview of the New England - Acadian forests by the WWF regarding conservation status, remaining blocks of intact habitat, degree of protection for those blocks, and severity of threats.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: M. Davis

Institutions: World Wildlife Fund

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, disturbance, threats, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Davis, M., Gratton, L., Adams, J., Goltz, J., Stewart, C., Buttrick, S., Mann, G. (n.d.). New England-Acadian forests. Available at https://www.worldwildlife.org/ecoregions/na0410

Source Link

https://www.worldwildlife.org/ecoregions/na0410

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Highstead: Dedicated to conserving New Englands natural landscapes


1982 to 2018
Summary

Highstead works to inspire curiosity and build knowledge about plants and wooded landscapes in order to enhance life, preserve nature, and advance sound stewardship practices.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Harvard University , Highstead

Location

New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, monitoring, forests, new england, connecticut, harvard forest, highstead, long-term research, stewardship

Topic Tags

conservation

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Highstead. (n.d.). Dedicated to conserving New England's natural landscapes. Available at http://highstead.net/about/mission.shtml

Source Link

http://highstead.net/index.html

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What is forest fragmentation and why is it a problem?


2014
Summary

This article by Michael Snyder, the Commisioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, describes fragmentation and its impacts on forest ecosystems in the Autumn 2014 issue of the Northern Woodlands Magazine.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Michael Snyder

Institutions: Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation , Northern Woodlands

Location

New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

human disturbance, education, fragmentation drivers

Topic Tags

drivers

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Snyder, M. (2014, October 13). What is forest fragmentation and why is it a problem? Nothern Woodlands Magazine. Retrieved from https://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/forest-fragmentation

Source Link

https://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/forest-fragmentation

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Report on the Environment


2014
Summary

This indicator describes forest fragmentation in the contiguous US c. 2001, 2006, and 2011. This information provides a broad, recent picture of the spatial pattern of the nation's forests and the extent to which they are being broken into smaller patches and pierced or interspersed with non-forest cover.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: US Forest Service , US Environmental Protection Agency , United States Department of Agriculture, USDA

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

epa, forest fragmentation, impacts, nlcd, spatial patterns, trends

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Environmental Protection Agency. (2015). Report on the Environment. Available at https://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/indicator.cfm?i=81

Source Link

https://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/indicator.cfm?i=81

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Forest Fragmentation


Summary

This website provides basic information about forest fragmentation and how it impacts wildlife.

Key Personnel & Institutions
Not available.
Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Website

Tags

human disturbance, roads, education

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Forest Fragmentation. (n.d.). Available at http://www.web.ca/~nwatch/fmp/Issue_Pages/forestfragmentation.html

Source Link

http://www.web.ca/~nwatch/fmp/Issue_Pages/forestfragmentation.html

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How Forest Fragmentation Threatens Biodiversity


2015
Summary

This website discusses the consequences of forest fragmentation on the ecology of the National Parks.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: EcoWatch

Location

Vermont, Maine

Resource Type

Website

Tags

biodiversity, habitat threats, threats

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

EcoWatch. (2015). How Forest Fragmentation Threatens Biodiversity. Available at https://www.ecowatch.com/how-forest-fragmentation-threatens-biodiversity-1882034965.html

Source Link

https://www.ecowatch.com/how-forest-fragmentation-threatens-biodiversity-1882034965.html

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What is forest fragmentation and why is it improtant?


1997
Summary

This website descibes forest fragmentation and its impacts on woodland birds.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: US Forest Service , Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds in Forested Landscapes, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

habitat, birds, education, forest fragmentation, woodlands

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology (n.d.). What is forest fragmentation and why is it important? Birds In Forested Landscapes. Available at http://static.birds.cornell.edu/bfl/gen_instructions/fragmentation.html

Source Link

http://static.birds.cornell.edu/bfl/gen_instructions/fragmentation.html

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Why forest fragmentation risks mass extinctions


2015
Summary

This article outlines the risk of extinction that fragmented forests face throughout North America and South America.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Edwards

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

wildlife, disturbance, education, forest patch, threats

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Edwards, D. (2015, March 23). Why forest fragmentation risks mass extinctions. Available at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/03/why-forest-fragmentation-risks-mass-extinctions/

Source Link

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/03/why-forest-fragmentation-risks-mass-extinctions/

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Building for Birds: an online tool to evaluate how different development designs impact forest habitat


2017
Summary

The tool described in this essay helps city decision-makers evaluate how different development designs benefit or do not benefit different bird species.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Mark Hostetler

Institutions: United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, habitat, birds, wildlife, management, ecosystems

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, management, education

Citation

Hostetler, M., & Archer, J. M. (2017, January 11). Building for Birds: An Online Tool to Evaluate How Different Development Designs Impact Forest Bird Habitat. The Nature of Cities. Available at https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2017/01/11/building-birds-new-online-tool-evaluate-different-development-designs-impact-forest-bird-habitat/

Source Link

https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2017/01/11/building-birds-new-online-tool-evaluate-different-development-designs-impact-forest-bird-habitat/

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Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training


2007
Summary

This website provides access to instructional resources (e.g.,PowerPoint presentations, student exercises and videos) useful for teaching introductory courses (and course modules) in remote sensing and for integrating remote sensing in in geospatial programs.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Osa Brand

Institutions: US Geological Survey , National Science Foundation, NSF, Sigma Space Corporation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, West Valley College, National Geotech Center, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Black Hills State University, ESRI Harris Geospatial Solutions and Leica Geosystems, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis, gis, tool

Topic Tags

methods

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Integrated Geospatial Education & Technology Training. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2018, from http://www.igettremotesensing.org/

Source Link

http://www.igettremotesensing.org/

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BIOFRAG - Biodiversity responses to habitat degradation & fragmentation


2012 to 2018
Summary

The BIOFRAG project was started to develop a consistent methodology to quanitfy the impact of habitat fragmentation on abundance of species and species turnover. The authors focued on edge effects and patch-matrix contrast to quanitfy two metrics: fragmentation impact and edge sensitivity.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Marion Pfeifer

Institutions: BIOFRAG

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

communities, biodiversity, data sharing, database, fragstats, habitat degredation

Topic Tags

methods, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

BIOFRAG - Biodiversity responses to habitat degradation & fragmentation. (n.d.). Available at https://biofrag.wordpress.com/

Source Link

https://biofrag.wordpress.com/

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Trees for life: habitat fragmentation


Summary

This web article provides an easy-to-understand overview of the problems related to forest fragmentation, with particular focus on wildlife impacts.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Dan Puplett

Institutions: Trees for Life

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Website

Tags

biodiversity, threats

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Puplett, D. (n.d.). Habitat fragmentation. Available at https://treesforlife.org.uk/forest/human-impacts/habitat-fragmentation/

Source Link

https://treesforlife.org.uk/forest/human-impacts/habitat-fragmentation/

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Life on the Edge


2016
Summary

Despite being conducted in rural Petersham, Massachusetts, the inspiration for my summer research project comes from patterns observed in urban environments. We live in a growing world in which cities are expanding, both in terms of population and geography. As cities sprawl outwards, forested regions, such as New England, are converted into fragmented landscapes where the forest is interrupted by human land use. Replacing forests with something else can have significant impacts on the carbon cycle as forests play a key role in removing and storing atmospheric carbon. However, the data that I have collected this summer suggests that forests have the ability to mitigate some of the carbon storage loss associated with forest fragmentation.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Ian Smith

Institutions: Harvard Forest

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Website

Tags

cities, edge effects, forest edge, human land use, urban forests

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Smith, I. (2016). Life on the Edge. Harvard Forest. Available at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/blog/ian-smith

Source Link

http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/blog/ian-smith

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BioMap2


2010
Summary

BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade by focusing land protection and stewardship on the areas that are most critical for ensuring the long-term persistence of rare and other native species and their habitats, exemplary natural communities, and a diversity of ecosystems.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Henry Woosley

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy , The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Location

Massachusetts

Resource Type

Map

Tags

habitat, spatial analysis, ecoregion, landscape blocks, tool, web tool

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, planning, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game. (2010). BioMap 2 - Natural Heritage [map]. Available at http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/dfg/biomap2.htm

Source Link

http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/dfg/biomap2.htm

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R.I. Land Conservationists Worry Power Plant Will Fragment Forest, Harm Species


2017
Summary

This short article on WBUR outlines the problems with light pollution and forest fragmentation in the northeastern US.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Bill Eccleston

Institutions: Rhode Island Public Radio, New England News Collaborative

Location

Rhode Island

Resource Type

Website

Tags

wildlife, development, connectivity, corridor, land conservation

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

Brookins, A. (2017, October 9). R.I. Land Conservationists Worry Power Plant Will Fragment Forest, Harm Species. WBUR News. Available at http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/10/09/rhode-island-power-plant-conservationists

Source Link

http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/10/09/rhode-island-power-plant-conservationists

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New England is Losing 65 Acres of Forestland Per Day, Report Finds


2017
Summary

New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day -- a loss that comes at a time when public funding for preservation of open land, both state and federal, has also been on the decline in all six states.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Steve LeBlanc

Institutions: Harvard Forest , The Associated Press, WBUR News

Location

New England

Resource Type

Website

Tags

conservation, development, new england, forest decline

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

conservation, education

Citation

LeBlanc, S. (2017, Septempber 19). New England Is Losing 65 Acres Of Forestland Per Day, Report Finds. WBUR News. Available at http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/09/19/new-england-forest-report

Source Link

http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/09/19/new-england-forest-report

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Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1,000 Years of Change in New England


2006
Summary

This book outlines the rise and fall of eastern hemlock, an iconic and important tree in the northeast. Drawing on a century of studies at Harvard University's Harvard Forest, the authors explore what hemlock's modern decline due to the invasive pest, hemlock woolly adelgid, can tell us about the challenges facing nature and society in an era of habitat changes and fragmentation, as well as global change.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Foster , John Aber

Institutions: Harvard Forest

Location

New England

Resource Type

Book

Tags

global change, habitat fragmentation, land use change

Topic Tags

wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Foster, D.R. and Aber, J.D. (Eds). (2006). Forests in time: the environmental consequences of 1,000 years of change in New England. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Source Link

https://books.google.com/books/about/Forests_in_Time.html?id=GENV8N2qgiMC

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Forests for the People: The Story of America's Eastern National Forests


2013
Summary

"Forests for the People" tells one of the most extraordinary stories of environmental protection in our nation's history: how a diverse coalition of citizens, organizations, and business and political leaders worked to create a system of national forests in the Eastern United States. It offers an insightful and wide-ranging look at the actions leading to the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911 -- landmark legislation that established a system of well-managed forests in the East, the South, and the Great Lakes region -- along with case studies that consider some of the key challenges facing eastern forests today.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Christopher Johnson

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Book

Tags

timber harvest, eastern national forests, invasives, national parks, prescribed burns, weeks act, wilderness protections

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services

Purpose Tags

conservation

Citation

Johnson, C. & Govatski, D.(2013). Forests for the People: The Story of America's Eastern National Forests. Island Press.

Source Link

https://books.google.com/books/about/Forests_for_the_People.html?id=3-FoAQAACAAJ

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Above and beyond: visualizing change in small towns and rural areas


2002
Summary

Highlighting widespread trends in contemporary land development-from fragmentation (our tendency to spread out) to separation (our tendency to allocate separate areas of town for living, working, shopping and playing)-the authors offer case examples of communities that have succeeded in curbing those trends.Â

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: J. Campoli

Location

Vermont

Resource Type

Book

Tags

landuse planning, rural america, suburban, urban sprawl

Topic Tags

drivers

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Campoli, J., MacLean, A.S. & Humstone, E. (2002). Above and beyond: visualizing change in small towns and rural areas. Planners Press, American Planning Association.

Source Link

https://www.juliecampoli.com/visualizing-density-1/

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Suburban Sprawl: Culture, Theory, and Politics


2003
Summary

A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary analysis of suburban sprawl development and smart growth alternatives within the contexts of culture, ecology, and politics. This book offers a mix of theoretical inquiry, historical analysis, policy critique, and case studies, written by academics and practitioners from around the world.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Matthew Lindstrom

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Book

Tags

ecology, development, landuse planning, culture, politics, suburban sprawl

Topic Tags

drivers

Purpose Tags

management, policy

Citation

Lindstrom, M.J. & Bartling, H. eds. (2003). Suburban sprawl: Culture, theory, and politics. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.

Source Link

https://books.google.com/books/about/Suburban_Sprawl.html?id=RQN0OXl02qMC

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Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management


2004
Summary

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management provides information, strategies, and tools to enhance natural resource management, planning, and policymaking at the wildland-urban interface.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Susan Vince

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Book

Tags

landuse planning, forestland, natural resource management, urbanization

Topic Tags

ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Vince, S.W., Duryea, M.L., Macie, E.A. and Hermansen, A. eds. (2004). Forests at the wildland-urban interface: conservation and management. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group. 312 p.

Source Link

https://www.frames.gov/catalog/873

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Forest island dynamics in man-dominated landscapes


1981
Summary

This book analyzed the patterns found within forest island landscapes.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: R. Burgess

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Book

Tags

ecology, human impacts, landscape ecology, natural resources, threats

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Burgess, R.L. and Sharpe, D.M. (Eds.). (1981). Forest island dynamics in man-dominated landscapes. New York: Springer-Verlag, 310 pp.

Source Link

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9780387905846

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Forest Fragmentation: Wildlife and Management Implications


1999
Summary

This book summarizes findings from the first scientific conference to address fragmentation in relationship to forest management and the consequences for wildlife populations in the forests of the western United States and Canada.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: James Rochelle, Leslie Lehmann, Joe Wisniewski

Location

No location information available

Resource Type

Book

Tags

forest management, connectivity, habitat fragmentation, habitat threats, threats

Topic Tags

drivers, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Rochelle, J. A., Lehmann, L. A., and Wisniewski, J. (1999). Forest Fragmentation: Wildlife and Management Implications. Boston, MA: Brill.

Source Link

https://books.google.com/books/about/Forest_Fragmentation.html?id=wFoxKvB4vjAC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f;=false

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Technical guide to forest wildlife habitat management in New England


2006
Summary

This book is a compilation of forest management practices now crucial for creating a range of forest habitat conditions to maintain or enhance forest wildlife diversity in New England.

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Richard DeGraaf

Location

New England

Resource Type

Book

Tags

forest management, fragmentation, education, land use change, wildlife management

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

DeGraaf, R.M., Yamasaki, M., Leak, W.B. and Lester, A.M. (2006). Technical Guide to Forest Wildlife Habitat Management in New England. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Press.

Source Link

https://www.amazon.com/Technical-Wildlife-Habitat-Management-England/dp/1584655879

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The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods


2012
Summary

This book synthesizes the latest scientific discoveries regarding changing forest conditions in the Maine Woods

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: Andrew Barton

Institutions: University of Maine

Location

Maine

Resource Type

Book

Tags

ecology, history, landscape change, habitat, forest, forest resources

Topic Tags

management, ecosystem services, drivers

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Barton, A. M., White, A. S., and Cogbill, C. V. (2012). The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press.

Source Link

https://books.google.com/books?id=Dy7e6imrltIC&dq=Maine+forest+fragmentation&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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New England's Forest Landscape: Ecological Legacies and Conservation Patterns Shaped by Agrarian History


2008
Summary

This is the second chapter of the book "New England's Forest Landscape: Ecological Legacies and Conservation Patterns Shaped by Agrarian History"

Key Personnel & Institutions

People: David Foster

Institutions: Harvard Forest , Harvard University , University of Massachusetts Amherst , Brandeis University

Location

New England

Resource Type

Article

Tags

conservation, history, agrarian history, anthropology

Topic Tags

conservation, drivers

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Foster, D R., Donahue, B., Kittredge, D., Motzkin, G., Hall, B., Turner, B., and Chilton, E.S. (2008). New England's Forest Landscape: Ecological Legacies and Conservation Patterns Shaped by Agrarian History. In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition: Comparisons of Long-Term Ecological and Cultural Change: 344.

Source Link

https://scholarworks.umass.edu/anthro_faculty_pubs/344/

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Priority linkages in the northern Appalachian-Acadian region


2015
Summary

Map identifying priority landscape linkages for wildlife connectivity

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative , Two Countries One Forest

Location

Vermont, Maine, New York, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Map

Tags

connectivity, corridors, wildlife connectivity, wildlife connectivity planning

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Two Countries One Forest. (2015). Priority Linkages in the Northern Appalachian-Acadian Region [map]. Retrieved from http://216.92.98.160/assets/SCILinkageBoundaries_May_2015.pdf

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/SCILinkageBoundaries_May_2015.pdf

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The three borders linkage area


2012
Summary

This map identifies priority landscape linkages for wildlife connectivity.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy , Wildlife Conservation Society , Two Countries One Forest , Conservation De La Nature - Canada , Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Location

New York

Resource Type

Map

Tags

communities, wildlife, connectivity, corridors, wildlife connectivity

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

The Nature Conservancy. (2012). The Three Borders Linkage Area [map]. Retrieved from http://216.92.98.160/assets/3borderslinkagepathways_aug12_.pdf

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/3borderslinkagepathways_aug12_.pdf

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Northeast Kingdom (VT): northern NH linkage


2012
Summary

This map depicts draft structural pathways that may be used to conserve wildlife connectivity in northern Vermont and New Hampshire.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

Vermont, New Hampshire

Resource Type

Map

Tags

wildlife, connectivity, corridors, wildlife connectivity, wildlife connectivity planning

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

The Nature Conservancy. (2012). Northeast Kingdom Northern NH Linkage [map]. Retrieved from http://216.92.98.160/assets/nek-nnh_proj_area_sps.pdf

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/nek-nnh_proj_area_sps.pdf

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Connectivity areas and habitat blocks


2011
Summary

In 2011, the Staying Connected Initiative used GIS modeling to identify important Habitat Connectivity Areas in the Northern Green Mountains. These areas were deemed important “connecting habitat” that link large blocks of habitat within a landscape, allowing the movement, migration, and dispersal of wide-ranging mammals.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Green Mountain Range

Resource Type

Map

Tags

wildlife, corridors, wildlife connectivity, wildlife connectivity planning

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2011). Connectivity Areas and Habitat Blocks - A Regional Perspective [map]. Retrieved from http://216.92.98.160/assets/_15connectivityarea_habitatblocks.pdf

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/_15connectivityarea_habitatblocks.pdf

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Habitat connectivity in Brandon, VT


2011
Summary

Map identiying connecting habitat between large habitat blocks

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Pittsfield, Brandon

Resource Type

Map

Tags

wildlife, corridors, wildlife connectivity planning, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Marangelo, P. (2011). Habitat Connectivity, Brandon, VT. Staying Connected Initiative. Available at http://216.92.98.160/assets/brandonconnectivityhabitatblocks11_2011.pdf

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/brandonconnectivityhabitatblocks11_2011.pdf

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Terrestrial resilience tabloid maps


2011
Summary

Maps identifying areas of terrestrial resilience to climate change

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: The Nature Conservancy

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

climate change, habitat, resilience

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

The Nature Conservancy. (2011). Map Set. Available online at http://216.92.98.160/assets/terrestrialresiliencetabloidmaps013012.pdf.

Source Link

http://216.92.98.160/assets/terrestrialresiliencetabloidmaps013012.pdf

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Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands linkage land cover and protected lands


2017
Summary

This map depicts the land cover and protected lands in the Green Mountain to Hudson Highlands Linkage

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Staying Connected Initiative

Location

Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut

Resource Type

Map

Tags

habitat, connectivity, conserved land, landcover, protected areas

Topic Tags

conservation, methods, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Staying Connected Initiative. (2017). Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands Linkage Land Cover and Protected Lands [map]. Retrieved from http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/GreensHudsonHighlands.jpg

Source Link

http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/assets/GreensHudsonHighlands.jpg

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Human footprint of the northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion


2013
Summary

The maps and data sets in this gallery are the result of the Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion Human Footprint Project. This project was designed to create a down scaled (90m) version of the Global Human Footprint mapped at a scale of 1km by Sanderson et al (2002).

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Data Basin , Two Countries One Forest

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

human footprint, human influence index, northern appalachians

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management

Citation

Two Countries One Forest. (2013). Human Footprint [map]. Retrieved from https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/ff9e496d5eb14aadafa22064462c5e65

Source Link

https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/ff9e496d5eb14aadafa22064462c5e65

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Future human footprint


2013
Summary

The Future Human Footprint of the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion projects the extent and relative intensity of human influence on terrestrial ecosystems over a 20-40 year span at a resolution of 90 m using best available data sets on human settlement (population density, dwelling density, urban areas), access (roads, rail lines), landscape transformation (landuse/landcover, dams, mines, watersheds), and electrical power infrastructure (utility corridors).

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Data Basin , Two Countries One Forest

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

2c1forest, future human footprint, northern appalachians

Topic Tags

drivers, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

education

Citation

Two Countries One Forest. (2013). Future Human Footprint [map]. Retrieved from https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/f76fc910963340849b23373c5804e6c5

Source Link

https://2c1forest.databasin.org/galleries/f76fc910963340849b23373c5804e6c5

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North Atlantic terrestrial habitat


2018
Summary

These dataset provide information on various ecosystems throughout New England created by the Conservation Biology Institute.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Data Basin , Northeast Conservation Planning Atlas

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

ecosystems, formations, landcover

Topic Tags

landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Conservation Biology Institute. (2018). Northeast Conservation Planning Atlas [map]. Retrieved from https://nalcc.databasin.org/maps/new#datasets=20f6caffbec545c29b7e391f934e2651

Source Link

https://nalcc.databasin.org/maps/new#datasets=20f6caffbec545c29b7e391f934e2651

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Threatened species and forest fragmentation


2010
Summary

This map provides locations of threatened species along with areas of forest fragmentation

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Data Basin

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

endangered species, wildlife, habitat threats, landcover, risk assesment, threats, wildlife habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Conservation Biology Institute. (2010). Threatened Species and Forest Fragmentation, Northeast US [map]. Retrieved from https://databasin.org/maps/1177a5b4fec4470e829e29cf575527a3/active

Source Link

https://databasin.org/maps/1177a5b4fec4470e829e29cf575527a3/active

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North Atlantic landscape conservation cooperative data basin


2013 to 2014
Summary

Northeast Conservation planning atlas gallery of terrestial related projects, data, and maps.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: Northeast Conservation Planning Atlas

Location

New York, New England

Resource Type

Map

Tags

community patterns, conservation, conservation planning, terrestrial habitat

Topic Tags

conservation, planning, wildlife and habitat, landscape pattern and connectivity

Purpose Tags

management, education

Citation

Northeast Conservation Planning Atlas. (2014). Terrestrial [map]. Retrieved from https://nalcc.databasin.org/galleries/012067d1312f463b9c0a7aa1d594b887

Source Link

https://nalcc.databasin.org/galleries/012067d1312f463b9c0a7aa1d594b887

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Forested and non-forested landscape in Vermont


2012
Summary

This map compares forested and non-forested lands in the state of Vermont.

Key Personnel & Institutions

Institutions: