CAPS: Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System

Massachusetts Index of Ecological Integrity

 
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This page contains maps for each city and town in Massachusetts pertaining to the November 2011 comprehensive statewide CAPS analysis.

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Overview of CAPS IEI Data:

The Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS) is an ecosystem-based (coarse-filter) approach for assessing the ecological integrity of lands and waters and subsequently identifying and prioritizing land for habitat and biodiversity conservation. We define ecological integrity as the ability of an area to support biodiversity and the ecosystem processes necessary to sustain biodiversity over the long term. CAPS is a computer software program and an approach to prioritizing land for conservation based on the assessment of ecological integrity for various ecological communities (e.g., forest, shrub swamp, headwater stream) within an area. This process results in an Index of Ecological Integrity (IEI) for each point in the landscape based on models constructed separately for each ecological community.

In November 2011 the Landscape Ecology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst completed its first comprehensive, statewide assessment of ecological integrity using CAPS. IEI maps depicting the top 50% of lands with the highest ecological integrity have been completed for all cities and towns in Massachusetts.

The report “Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS) Statewide Massachusetts Assessment: November 2011” provides information about CAPS and the 2011 CAPS analysis. [CAPS 2011 Report].

status map

These maps are for information only and are not referenced by any regulatory program. However, MassDEP has recently adopted a new approach to wildlife habitat management via assessment and mapping of important wildlife habitat for use in wetland protection review and permitting. This approach utilizes the Conservation Prioritization and Assessment System (CAPS) to create a set of maps that depict "Habitat of Potential Regional or Statewide Importance." Follow this link to access maps of "Important Habitat" for purposes of implementing the wildlife habitat provisions of the MA Wetlands Protection Act. [Mass 2011 DEP Data].

Mass IEI Maps: [back to top]

Maps depicting areas of potential high ecological integrity are available for all cities and towns in Massachusetts, plus a single map (GeoTIFF) encompassing the entire state. The town maps are in the form of high-resolution PDFs depicting areas in the top 50% of values using integrated IEI scores overlaid onto USGS topographic maps to help provide geographical references for important areas. Ecological communities are differentiated by color for the following categories: forest (green), shrubland (orange), coastal uplands (yellow to brown), coastal wetlands (cyan) and freshwater wetlands and aquatic (blue). For all ecological community types darker colors indicating higher-valued cells. File sizes are quite large (2-6 Mb) and download times will be long unless you have a high-speed internet connection.

The maps now posted on this web site are the most current versions available and were last updated in November 2011.

Town

Map (2-6 Mb files)

Abington

CAPS_IEI_ABINGTON.pdf

Acton

CAPS_IEI_ACTON.pdf

Acushnet

CAPS_IEI_ACUSHNET.pdf

Adams

CAPS_IEI_ADAMS.pdf

Agawam

CAPS_IEI_AGAWAM.pdf

Alford

CAPS_IEI_ALFORD.pdf

Amesbury

CAPS_IEI_AMESBURY.pdf

Amherst

CAPS_IEI_AMHERST.pdf

Andover

CAPS_IEI_ANDOVER.pdf

Aquinnah

CAPS_IEI_AQUINNAH.pdf

Arlington

CAPS_IEI_ARLINGTON.pdf

Ashburnham

CAPS_IEI_ASHBURNHAM.pdf

Ashby

CAPS_IEI_ASHBY.pdf

Ashfield

CAPS_IEI_ASHFIELD.pdf

Ashland

CAPS_IEI_ASHLAND.pdf

Athol

CAPS_IEI_ATHOL.pdf

Attleboro

CAPS_IEI_ATTLEBORO.pdf

Auburn

CAPS_IEI_AUBURN.pdf

Avon

CAPS_IEI_AVON.pdf

Ayer

CAPS_IEI_AYER.pdf

Barnstable

CAPS_IEI_BARNSTABLE.pdf

Barre

CAPS_IEI_BARRE.pdf

Becket

CAPS_IEI_BECKET.pdf

Bedford

CAPS_IEI_BEDFORD.pdf

Belchertown

CAPS_IEI_BELCHERTOWN.pdf

Bellingham

CAPS_IEI_BELLINGHAM.pdf

Belmont

CAPS_IEI_BELMONT.pdf

Berkley

CAPS_IEI_BERKLEY.pdf

Berlin

CAPS_IEI_BERLIN.pdf

Bernardston

CAPS_IEI_BERNARDSTON.pdf

Beverly

CAPS_IEI_BEVERLY.pdf

Billerica

CAPS_IEI_BILLERICA.pdf

Blackstone

CAPS_IEI_BLACKSTONE.pdf

Blandford

CAPS_IEI_BLANDFORD.pdf

Bolton

CAPS_IEI_BOLTON.pdf

Boston

CAPS_IEI_BOSTON.pdf

Bourne

CAPS_IEI_BOURNE.pdf

Boxborough

CAPS_IEI_BOXBOROUGH.pdf

Boxford

CAPS_IEI_BOXFORD.pdf

Boylston

CAPS_IEI_BOYLSTON.pdf

Braintree

CAPS_IEI_BRAINTREE.pdf

Brewster

CAPS_IEI_BREWSTER.pdf

Bridgewater

CAPS_IEI_BRIDGEWATER.pdf

Brimfield

CAPS_IEI_BRIMFIELD.pdf

Brockton

CAPS_IEI_BROCKTON.pdf

Brookfield

CAPS_IEI_BROOKFIELD.pdf

Brookline

CAPS_IEI_BROOKLINE.pdf

Buckland

CAPS_IEI_BUCKLAND.pdf

Burlington

CAPS_IEI_BURLINGTON.pdf

Cambridge

CAPS_IEI_CAMBRIDGE.pdf

Canton

CAPS_IEI_CANTON.pdf

Carlisle

CAPS_IEI_CARLISLE.pdf

Carver

CAPS_IEI_CARVER.pdf

Charlemont

CAPS_IEI_CHARLEMONT.pdf

Charlton

CAPS_IEI_CHARLTON.pdf

Chatham

CAPS_IEI_CHATHAM.pdf

Chelmsford

CAPS_IEI_CHELMSFORD.pdf

Chelsea

CAPS_IEI_CHELSEA.pdf

Cheshire

CAPS_IEI_CHESHIRE.pdf

Chester

CAPS_IEI_CHESTER.pdf

Chesterfield

CAPS_IEI_CHESTERFIELD.pdf

Chicopee

CAPS_IEI_CHICOPEE.pdf

Chilmark

CAPS_IEI_CHILMARK.pdf

Clarksburg

CAPS_IEI_CLARKSBURG.pdf

Clinton

CAPS_IEI_CLINTON.pdf

Cohasset

CAPS_IEI_COHASSET.pdf

Colrain

CAPS_IEI_COLRAIN.pdf

Concord

CAPS_IEI_CONCORD.pdf

Conway

CAPS_IEI_CONWAY.pdf

Cummington

CAPS_IEI_CUMMINGTON.pdf

Dalton

CAPS_IEI_DALTON.pdf

Danvers

CAPS_IEI_DANVERS.pdf

Dartmouth

CAPS_IEI_DARTMOUTH.pdf

Dedham

CAPS_IEI_DEDHAM.pdf

Deerfield

CAPS_IEI_DEERFIELD.pdf

Dennis

CAPS_IEI_DENNIS.pdf

Dighton

CAPS_IEI_DIGHTON.pdf

Douglas

CAPS_IEI_DOUGLAS.pdf

Dover

CAPS_IEI_DOVER.pdf

Dracut

CAPS_IEI_DRACUT.pdf

Dudley

CAPS_IEI_DUDLEY.pdf

Dunstable

CAPS_IEI_DUNSTABLE.pdf

Duxbury

CAPS_IEI_DUXBURY.pdf

East Bridgewater

CAPS_IEI_EAST BRIDGEWATER.pdf

East Brookfield

CAPS_IEI_EAST BROOKFIELD.pdf

East Longmeadow

CAPS_IEI_EAST LONGMEADOW.pdf

Eastham

CAPS_IEI_EASTHAM.pdf

Easthampton

CAPS_IEI_EASTHAMPTON.pdf

Easton

CAPS_IEI_EASTON.pdf

Edgartown

CAPS_IEI_EDGARTOWN.pdf

Egremont

CAPS_IEI_EGREMONT.pdf

Erving

CAPS_IEI_ERVING.pdf

Essex

CAPS_IEI_ESSEX.pdf

Everett

CAPS_IEI_EVERETT.pdf

Fairhaven

CAPS_IEI_FAIRHAVEN.pdf

Fall River

CAPS_IEI_FALL RIVER.pdf

Falmouth

CAPS_IEI_FALMOUTH.pdf

Fitchburg

CAPS_IEI_FITCHBURG.pdf

Florida

CAPS_IEI_FLORIDA.pdf

Foxborough

CAPS_IEI_FOXBOROUGH.pdf

Framingham

CAPS_IEI_FRAMINGHAM.pdf

Franklin

CAPS_IEI_FRANKLIN.pdf

Freetown

CAPS_IEI_FREETOWN.pdf

Gardner

CAPS_IEI_GARDNER.pdf

Georgetown

CAPS_IEI_GEORGETOWN.pdf

Gill

CAPS_IEI_GILL.pdf

Gloucester

CAPS_IEI_GLOUCESTER.pdf

Goshen

CAPS_IEI_GOSHEN.pdf

Gosnold

CAPS_IEI_GOSNOLD.pdf

Grafton

CAPS_IEI_GRAFTON.pdf

Granby

CAPS_IEI_GRANBY.pdf

Granville

CAPS_IEI_GRANVILLE.pdf

Great Barrington

CAPS_IEI_GREAT BARRINGTON.pdf

Greenfield

CAPS_IEI_GREENFIELD.pdf

Groton

CAPS_IEI_GROTON.pdf

Groveland

CAPS_IEI_GROVELAND.pdf

Hadley

CAPS_IEI_HADLEY.pdf

Halifax

CAPS_IEI_HALIFAX.pdf

Hamilton

CAPS_IEI_HAMILTON.pdf

Hampden

CAPS_IEI_HAMPDEN.pdf

Hancock

CAPS_IEI_HANCOCK.pdf

Hanover

CAPS_IEI_HANOVER.pdf

Hanson

CAPS_IEI_HANSON.pdf

Hardwick

CAPS_IEI_HARDWICK.pdf

Harvard

CAPS_IEI_HARVARD.pdf

Harwich

CAPS_IEI_HARWICH.pdf

Hatfield

CAPS_IEI_HATFIELD.pdf

Haverhill

CAPS_IEI_HAVERHILL.pdf

Hawley

CAPS_IEI_HAWLEY.pdf

Heath

CAPS_IEI_HEATH.pdf

Hingham

CAPS_IEI_HINGHAM.pdf

Hinsdale

CAPS_IEI_HINSDALE.pdf

Holbrook

CAPS_IEI_HOLBROOK.pdf

Holden

CAPS_IEI_HOLDEN.pdf

Holland

CAPS_IEI_HOLLAND.pdf

Holliston

CAPS_IEI_HOLLISTON.pdf

Holyoke

CAPS_IEI_HOLYOKE.pdf

Hopedale

CAPS_IEI_HOPEDALE.pdf

Hopkinton

CAPS_IEI_HOPKINTON.pdf

Hubbardston

CAPS_IEI_HUBBARDSTON.pdf

Hudson

CAPS_IEI_HUDSON.pdf

Hull

CAPS_IEI_HULL.pdf

Huntington

CAPS_IEI_HUNTINGTON.pdf

Ipswich

CAPS_IEI_IPSWICH.pdf

Kingston

CAPS_IEI_KINGSTON.pdf

Lakeville

CAPS_IEI_LAKEVILLE.pdf

Lancaster

CAPS_IEI_LANCASTER.pdf

Lanesborough

CAPS_IEI_LANESBOROUGH.pdf

Lawrence

CAPS_IEI_LAWRENCE.pdf

Lee

CAPS_IEI_LEE.pdf

Leicester

CAPS_IEI_LEICESTER.pdf

Lenox

CAPS_IEI_LENOX.pdf

Leominster

CAPS_IEI_LEOMINSTER.pdf

Leverett

CAPS_IEI_LEVERETT.pdf

Lexington

CAPS_IEI_LEXINGTON.pdf

Leyden

CAPS_IEI_LEYDEN.pdf

Lincoln

CAPS_IEI_LINCOLN.pdf

Littleton

CAPS_IEI_LITTLETON.pdf

Longmeadow

CAPS_IEI_LONGMEADOW.pdf

Lowell

CAPS_IEI_LOWELL.pdf

Ludlow

CAPS_IEI_LUDLOW.pdf

Lunenburg

CAPS_IEI_LUNENBURG.pdf

Lynn

CAPS_IEI_LYNN.pdf

Lynnfield

CAPS_IEI_LYNNFIELD.pdf

Malden

CAPS_IEI_MALDEN.pdf

Manchester

CAPS_IEI_MANCHESTER.pdf

Mansfield

CAPS_IEI_MANSFIELD.pdf

Marblehead

CAPS_IEI_MARBLEHEAD.pdf

Marion

CAPS_IEI_MARION.pdf

Marlborough

CAPS_IEI_MARLBOROUGH.pdf

Marshfield

CAPS_IEI_MARSHFIELD.pdf

Mashpee

CAPS_IEI_MASHPEE.pdf

Mattapoisett

CAPS_IEI_MATTAPOISETT.pdf

Maynard

CAPS_IEI_MAYNARD.pdf

Medfield

CAPS_IEI_MEDFIELD.pdf

Medford

CAPS_IEI_MEDFORD.pdf

Medway

CAPS_IEI_MEDWAY.pdf

Melrose

CAPS_IEI_MELROSE.pdf

Mendon

CAPS_IEI_MENDON.pdf

Merrimac

CAPS_IEI_MERRIMAC.pdf

Methuen

CAPS_IEI_METHUEN.pdf

Middleborough

CAPS_IEI_MIDDLEBOROUGH.pdf

Middlefield

CAPS_IEI_MIDDLEFIELD.pdf

Middleton

CAPS_IEI_MIDDLETON.pdf

Milford

CAPS_IEI_MILFORD.pdf

Millbury

CAPS_IEI_MILLBURY.pdf

Millis

CAPS_IEI_MILLIS.pdf

Millville

CAPS_IEI_MILLVILLE.pdf

Milton

CAPS_IEI_MILTON.pdf

Monroe

CAPS_IEI_MONROE.pdf

Monson

CAPS_IEI_MONSON.pdf

Montague

CAPS_IEI_MONTAGUE.pdf

Monterey

CAPS_IEI_MONTEREY.pdf

Montgomery

CAPS_IEI_MONTGOMERY.pdf

Mount Washington

CAPS_IEI_MOUNT WASHINGTON.pdf

Nahant

CAPS_IEI_NAHANT.pdf

Nantucket

CAPS_IEI_NANTUCKET.pdf

Natick

CAPS_IEI_NATICK.pdf

Needham

CAPS_IEI_NEEDHAM.pdf

New Ashford

CAPS_IEI_NEW ASHFORD.pdf

New Bedford

CAPS_IEI_NEW BEDFORD.pdf

New Braintree

CAPS_IEI_NEW BRAINTREE.pdf

New Marlborough

CAPS_IEI_NEW MARLBOROUGH.pdf

New Salem

CAPS_IEI_NEW SALEM.pdf

Newbury

CAPS_IEI_NEWBURY.pdf

Newburyport

CAPS_IEI_NEWBURYPORT.pdf

Newton

CAPS_IEI_NEWTON.pdf

Norfolk

CAPS_IEI_NORFOLK.pdf

North Adams

CAPS_IEI_NORTH ADAMS.pdf

North Andover

CAPS_IEI_NORTH ANDOVER.pdf

North Attleborough

CAPS_IEI_NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH.pdf

North Brookfield

CAPS_IEI_NORTH BROOKFIELD.pdf

North Reading

CAPS_IEI_NORTH READING.pdf

Northampton

CAPS_IEI_NORTHAMPTON.pdf

Northborough

CAPS_IEI_NORTHBOROUGH.pdf

Northbridge

CAPS_IEI_NORTHBRIDGE.pdf

Northfield

CAPS_IEI_NORTHFIELD.pdf

Norton

CAPS_IEI_NORTON.pdf

Norwell

CAPS_IEI_NORWELL.pdf

Norwood

CAPS_IEI_NORWOOD.pdf

Oak Bluffs

CAPS_IEI_OAK BLUFFS.pdf

Oakham

CAPS_IEI_OAKHAM.pdf

Orange

CAPS_IEI_ORANGE.pdf

Orleans

CAPS_IEI_ORLEANS.pdf

Otis

CAPS_IEI_OTIS.pdf

Oxford

CAPS_IEI_OXFORD.pdf

Palmer

CAPS_IEI_PALMER.pdf

Paxton

CAPS_IEI_PAXTON.pdf

Peabody

CAPS_IEI_PEABODY.pdf

Pelham

CAPS_IEI_PELHAM.pdf

Pembroke

CAPS_IEI_PEMBROKE.pdf

Pepperell

CAPS_IEI_PEPPERELL.pdf

Peru

CAPS_IEI_PERU.pdf

Petersham

CAPS_IEI_PETERSHAM.pdf

Phillipston

CAPS_IEI_PHILLIPSTON.pdf

Pittsfield

CAPS_IEI_PITTSFIELD.pdf

Plainfield

CAPS_IEI_PLAINFIELD.pdf

Plainville

CAPS_IEI_PLAINVILLE.pdf

Plymouth

CAPS_IEI_PLYMOUTH.pdf

Plympton

CAPS_IEI_PLYMPTON.pdf

Princeton

CAPS_IEI_PRINCETON.pdf

Provincetown

CAPS_IEI_PROVINCETOWN.pdf

Quincy

CAPS_IEI_QUINCY.pdf

Randolph

CAPS_IEI_RANDOLPH.pdf

Raynham

CAPS_IEI_RAYNHAM.pdf

Reading

CAPS_IEI_READING.pdf

Rehoboth

CAPS_IEI_REHOBOTH.pdf

Revere

CAPS_IEI_REVERE.pdf

Richmond

CAPS_IEI_RICHMOND.pdf

Rochester

CAPS_IEI_ROCHESTER.pdf

Rockland

CAPS_IEI_ROCKLAND.pdf

Rockport

CAPS_IEI_ROCKPORT.pdf

Rowe

CAPS_IEI_ROWE.pdf

Rowley

CAPS_IEI_ROWLEY.pdf

Royalston

CAPS_IEI_ROYALSTON.pdf

Russell

CAPS_IEI_RUSSELL.pdf

Rutland

CAPS_IEI_RUTLAND.pdf

Salem

CAPS_IEI_SALEM.pdf

Salisbury

CAPS_IEI_SALISBURY.pdf

Sandisfield

CAPS_IEI_SANDISFIELD.pdf

Sandwich

CAPS_IEI_SANDWICH.pdf

Saugus

CAPS_IEI_SAUGUS.pdf

Savoy

CAPS_IEI_SAVOY.pdf

Scituate

CAPS_IEI_SCITUATE.pdf

Seekonk

CAPS_IEI_SEEKONK.pdf

Sharon

CAPS_IEI_SHARON.pdf

Sheffield

CAPS_IEI_SHEFFIELD.pdf

Shelburne

CAPS_IEI_SHELBURNE.pdf

Sherborn

CAPS_IEI_SHERBORN.pdf

Shirley

CAPS_IEI_SHIRLEY.pdf

Shrewsbury

CAPS_IEI_SHREWSBURY.pdf

Shutesbury

CAPS_IEI_SHUTESBURY.pdf

Somerset

CAPS_IEI_SOMERSET.pdf

Somerville

CAPS_IEI_SOMERVILLE.pdf

South Hadley

CAPS_IEI_SOUTH HADLEY.pdf

Southampton

CAPS_IEI_SOUTHAMPTON.pdf

Southborough

CAPS_IEI_SOUTHBOROUGH.pdf

Southbridge

CAPS_IEI_SOUTHBRIDGE.pdf

Southwick

CAPS_IEI_SOUTHWICK.pdf

Spencer

CAPS_IEI_SPENCER.pdf

Springfield

CAPS_IEI_SPRINGFIELD.pdf

Sterling

CAPS_IEI_STERLING.pdf

Stockbridge

CAPS_IEI_STOCKBRIDGE.pdf

Stoneham

CAPS_IEI_STONEHAM.pdf

Stoughton

CAPS_IEI_STOUGHTON.pdf

Stow

CAPS_IEI_STOW.pdf

Sturbridge

CAPS_IEI_STURBRIDGE.pdf

Sudbury

CAPS_IEI_SUDBURY.pdf

Sunderland

CAPS_IEI_SUNDERLAND.pdf

Sutton

CAPS_IEI_SUTTON.pdf

Swampscott

CAPS_IEI_SWAMPSCOTT.pdf

Swansea

CAPS_IEI_SWANSEA.pdf

Taunton

CAPS_IEI_TAUNTON.pdf

Templeton

CAPS_IEI_TEMPLETON.pdf

Tewksbury

CAPS_IEI_TEWKSBURY.pdf

Tisbury

CAPS_IEI_TISBURY.pdf

Tolland

CAPS_IEI_TOLLAND.pdf

Topsfield

CAPS_IEI_TOPSFIELD.pdf

Townsend

CAPS_IEI_TOWNSEND.pdf

Truro

CAPS_IEI_TRURO.pdf

Tyngsborough

CAPS_IEI_TYNGSBOROUGH.pdf

Tyringham

CAPS_IEI_TYRINGHAM.pdf

Upton

CAPS_IEI_UPTON.pdf

Uxbridge

CAPS_IEI_UXBRIDGE.pdf

Wakefield

CAPS_IEI_WAKEFIELD.pdf

Wales

CAPS_IEI_WALES.pdf

Walpole

CAPS_IEI_WALPOLE.pdf

Waltham

CAPS_IEI_WALTHAM.pdf

Ware

CAPS_IEI_WARE.pdf

Wareham

CAPS_IEI_WAREHAM.pdf

Warren

CAPS_IEI_WARREN.pdf

Warwick

CAPS_IEI_WARWICK.pdf

Washington

CAPS_IEI_WASHINGTON.pdf

Watertown

CAPS_IEI_WATERTOWN.pdf

Wayland

CAPS_IEI_WAYLAND.pdf

Webster

CAPS_IEI_WEBSTER.pdf

Wellesley

CAPS_IEI_WELLESLEY.pdf

Wellfleet

CAPS_IEI_WELLFLEET.pdf

Wendell

CAPS_IEI_WENDELL.pdf

Wenham

CAPS_IEI_WENHAM.pdf

West Boylston

CAPS_IEI_WEST BOYLSTON.pdf

West Bridgewater

CAPS_IEI_WEST BRIDGEWATER.pdf

West Brookfield

CAPS_IEI_WEST BROOKFIELD.pdf

West Newbury

CAPS_IEI_WEST NEWBURY.pdf

West Springfield

CAPS_IEI_WEST SPRINGFIELD.pdf

West Stockbridge

CAPS_IEI_WEST STOCKBRIDGE.pdf

West Tisbury

CAPS_IEI_WEST TISBURY.pdf

Westborough

CAPS_IEI_WESTBOROUGH.pdf

Westfield

CAPS_IEI_WESTFIELD.pdf

Westford

CAPS_IEI_WESTFORD.pdf

Westhampton

CAPS_IEI_WESTHAMPTON.pdf

Westminster

CAPS_IEI_WESTMINSTER.pdf

Weston

CAPS_IEI_WESTON.pdf

Westport

CAPS_IEI_WESTPORT.pdf

Westwood

CAPS_IEI_WESTWOOD.pdf

Weymouth

CAPS_IEI_WEYMOUTH.pdf

Whately

CAPS_IEI_WHATELY.pdf

Whitman

CAPS_IEI_WHITMAN.pdf

Wilbraham

CAPS_IEI_WILBRAHAM.pdf

Williamsburg

CAPS_IEI_WILLIAMSBURG.pdf

Williamstown

CAPS_IEI_WILLIAMSTOWN.pdf

Wilmington

CAPS_IEI_WILMINGTON.pdf

Winchendon

CAPS_IEI_WINCHENDON.pdf

Winchester

CAPS_IEI_WINCHESTER.pdf

Windsor

CAPS_IEI_WINDSOR.pdf

Winthrop

CAPS_IEI_WINTHROP.pdf

Woburn

CAPS_IEI_WOBURN.pdf

Worcester

CAPS_IEI_WORCESTER.pdf

Worthington

CAPS_IEI_WORTHINGTON.pdf

Wrentham

CAPS_IEI_WRENTHAM.pdf

Yarmouth

CAPS_IEI_YARMOUTH.pdf

GIS Data: [back to top]

CAPS GIS data including IEI (at four scales), metrics (raw and scaled) and ecological settings variables are available as ArcGIS grids and GEOTIFFs.[CAPS 2011 Data].

Acknowledgements: [back to top]

These maps were funded by grants from The Nature Conservancy and the Federal Highway Administration via a grant administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under section 104 (b) (3) of the U.S. Clean Water Act. CAPS also received support from the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station and UMass Extension. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is a federal partner, providing federal assistance and program leadership for numerous research, education, and extension activities. Data sources include the Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS).

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Office of Transportation Planning and the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The contents of this web site reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official view or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation or the Federal Highway Administration.

Contact Information: [back to top]

For assistance with interpretation of CAPS results or to report technical difficulties regarding access to the information on this page, please contact either Scott Jackson (sjackson@umext.umass.edu) or Kasey Rolih (krolih@eco.umass.edu).

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Kevin McGarigal
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
304 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
Box 34210, Amherst, MA 01003
Fax: (413) 545-4358; Phone: (413) 577-0655
Email: mcgarigalk@eco.umass.edu

Copyright 2000 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, 01003. (413) 545-0111. This is an official page of the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. All material in this website is made available according to the Fair Use Statute of the U.S. Copyright Act