Habitat modeling data for USFWS priority trust species occurring in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Maine Watershed. For more information please read the original report.
This GIS information is available on DVD by request from Bob Houston.
This directory (gis\gom\habstudy) contains two sub-directories:
analysis - GRIDs with combined scores for all species and groups of species; grids with groups of species contain data for each of the species.
species - This directory contains individual habitat GRIDS and occurrence data of predicted habitat for the original 64 species of concern and are organized as indicated below. The additional 27 species modeled in 2002 will be added as time permits. Metadata and habitat models are available for each of the original 64 species (metadata and habitat models for original 64 species) completed in 2001 and the additional 27 species completed in 2002 (metadata and habitat models for the additional 27 species).
Metadata for the background/occurrence data used to develop each species habitat GRID is also available for the original 64 species and the additional 27 species.
Catalog of \gis\gom\habstudy\analysis
|Habitat suitability for 11 federally listed threatened or endangered species.|
|Habitat suitability for 13 fishes and raptors.|
|In-stream habitat values for 4 anadromous fishes including the value of associated uplands/watershed.|
|Habitat suitability for 91 priority trust species within forested cover types. See also freshtypes91, grasstypes91 and salinetypes91.|
|Habitat suitability for 91 priority trust species within freshwater wetland cover types. See also foresttypes91, grasstypes91 and salinetypes91.|
|Directory of GRID data specific to our original habitat analysis of 64 species.|
|Overall habitat suitability for 91 priority trust species.|
|Top half of overall habitat within each of 4 general cover types (saline, freshwater, forest, grass/shrub/bare ground) for 91 priority trust species.|
|Top quarter of overall habitat within each of 4 general cover types (saline, freshwater, forest, grass/shrub/bare ground) for 91 priority trust species.|
|Habitat suitability for 91 priority trust species within grassland/shrub/bare ground cover types. See also foresttypes91, freshtypes91 and salinetypes91.|
|Habitat suitability for 11 birds regarded as priorities for conservation by the Partners in Flight program (other PIF species may occurr in the songbirds GRID).|
|Habitat suitability for 7 birds regarded as priorities for conservation by the USFWS Region 5 Migratory Bird Management Office.|
|Habitat suitability for 91 priority trust species within saltwater and estuarine cover types. See also foresttypes91, freshtypes91 and grasstypes91.|
|Habitat suitability for 9 waterbirds regarded as priorities for conservation by the International Shorebird Survey and the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan.|
|Habitat suitability for 11 shorebird species.|
|Habitat suitability for 13 songbird species.|
|Shapefile of gomtopqrter91showing only contiguous blocks > 5acres.|
|Habitat suitability for 12 species of waterfowl, seabirds and other wetland birds.|
Catalog of \gis\gom\habstudy\species
(this directory is generally only housed at GOMP)
|birds||48 bird species; contains the following subdirectories:|
|loon||loons (1 species)|
|grebe||grebes (1 species)|
|wader||wading birds (1 species)|
|shore||shorebirds (12 species)|
|seabird||seabirds (5 species)|
|waterfowl||waterfowl (4 species)|
|raptor||raptors (hawks, falcons, eagles) (6 species)|
|owl||owls (1 species)|
|song||songbirds (13 species)|
|fish||9 anadromous and saltwater fish species|
|herp||reptiles & amphibians (1 species - plymouth redbelly turtle)|
|invert||invertebrates (1 species - horseshoe crab)|
|mammal||mammals (1 species - canada lynx)|
|plant||4 plant species|
Base coverages and environemental themes such as landcover and bathymetry are available at:
How to interpret your habitat table, as provided by Gulf of Maine Coastal Program.