wildlife

Windfarm: USGS Releases Interactive Map of U.S. Wind Turbines

From the USGS website: "To remedy the lack of information, the USGS created this publicly available national dataset and interactive mapping application of wind turbines.  This dataset is built with publicly available data, as well as searching for and identifying individual wind turbines using satellite imagery. The locations of all wind turbines, including the publicly available datasets, were visually verified with high-resolution remote imagery to within plus or minus 10 meters."

Screenshot of southern Idaho in the windFarm application:

For more information: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/mapping-the-nations-wind-turbines/

windFarm Application: http://eerscmap.usgs.gov/windfarm/

The Conservation Registry - Connect & Share Natural Resource Conservation Data & Maps

At the Northwest Scientific Association meeting last week, I attended an afternoon session that introduced me to a great online conservation project database, The Conservation Registry: http://www.conservationregistry.org/about. This website allows you to share and search for data, maps, and documentation related to conservation projects across the country.

From there website:

 

 

 

 

FREE GIS tools for Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Suitability, and Occurence Modeling

Did you know there is a plethera of FREE, that's right I said FREE, ArcGIS tools and toolboxes available for wildlife habitat and corridor modeling? Conveniently, many of these tools are listed on the CorridorDesign website:

http://www.corridordesign.org/designing_corridors/resources/gis_tools/

Happy Modeling!