Incorporating Connectivity and Wildland Fire Risk into the WAFWA Sagebrush Conservation Design
We will incorporate both connectivity among coreareas and wildfire threat to core sagebrush areas into the WAFWA Sagebrush Conservation Design. For Connectivity we will create spatial action maps that identify areas of greatest functional connectivity between sagebrush core areas and priority areas. We will also evaluate the connectivity of the sagebrush conservation design for Greater Sage-grouse and ungulates that utilize the sagebrush biome.
Crosswinds Ecological Consulting, LLC, U.S. Forest Service, Conservation Planning Technologies, University of Waterloo, University of Montana