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Designing Sustainable Landscapes

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This page contains links to all distributed data products of the Designing Sustainable Landscape (DSL) project, including products associated with the Connect the Connecticut landscape conservation design project and products associated with the landscape change and assessment for the entire Northeast Region. Note, landscape conservation design products for the Northeast region are forthcoming.

Connect the Connecticut landscape conservation design pilot:

The link below includes the complete data "package" for the Connect the Connecticut landscape conservation design pilot (ctrLcd) and the associated documentation. Note, the technical document on the DSL Landscape Conservation Design with an appendix that includes a description of each of the data layers included in the crtLcd package is included in the zip file.

  • ctrLcd Data package [document; 5/18/2016] [data; 5/18/2016; 1.1 GB]

Products for the Northeast Region:

The links below include data products from phase 2 and 3 of this project for the entire Northeast region. Data products will be posted as they are generated, as will detailed written reports that describe and summarize these data products. Note, a thorough understanding of these data products will require referencing the detailed technical documents.

The spatial data products are organized into logical groups, as described in the technical document on spatial data, including:

  1. Ecological settings grids
  2. Ecological integrity grids
  3. Focal species grids
  4. Landscape conservation design grids
  5. Ancillary grids

IMPORTANT: These spatial data products are all distributed as GeoTIFFs within a compressed zip file ('data' links below). Metadata describing these data products are not distributed with the grids; please see the technical document on spatial data and the accompanying tables for detailed information on each data product. Some of the products including the species current landscape capability grid (speciesLC) have an abstract that provides a brief description of the data layer. For the remaining products the abstract is under development.

In addition, to efficiently display the grids in ArcMap at the full regional extent, building pyramids is necessary. In ArcMap, use the Data Management > Raster > Raster Properties > Build Pyramids tool and set the pyramid resampling technique in the Raster Storage environment setting to the ‘nearest’ option to display the data properly. Answering ‘yes’ in the build pyramids dialog box that appears on import will implement bilinear resampling and display will be incorrect.

Ecological settings grids

2010 products:

  • All 2010 settings grids [data; 4/26/2016; 4.2 GB]
  • Aquatic barriers [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 4/26/2016; 14 MB]
  • Biomass [data; 11/6/2015; 492 MB]
  • CaC03 content [data; 11/4/2015; 57 MB]
  • Developed [data; 11/3/2015; 78 MB]
  • Flow gradient [data; 11/4/2015; 9 MB]
  • Flow volume [data; 11/4/2015; 153 MB]
  • Gibbs traffic rate [data; 11/3/2015; 65 MB]
  • Growing season degree days [data; 11/3/2015; 149 MB]
  • Hard development [data; 11/3/2015; 64 MB]
  • Heat index 35 [data; 11/3/2015; 48 MB]
  • Imperviousness [data; 11/3/2015; 124 MB]
  • Incident solar radiation [data; 11/3/2015; 577 MB]
  • Minimum winter temperature [data; 11/3/2015; 287 MB]
  • Potential dominant life form [data; 11/3/2015; 125 MB]
  • Slope [data; 11/6/2015; 415 MB]
  • Soil available water supply [data; 11/3/2015; 42 MB]
  • Soil depth [data; 11/3/2015; 35 MB]
  • Soil pH [data; 11/3/2015; 39 MB]
  • Stream temperature [data; 4/26/2016; 39 MB]
  • Substrate mobility [data; 11/3/2015; 14 MB]
  • Terrestrial barriers [data; 4/26/2016; 72 MB]
  • Tides [abstract; 10/24/2016] [data; 10/24/2016; 24 MB]
  • Topographic wetness [data; 11/3/2015; 1 GB]
  • Water salinity [data; 11/4/2015; 11 MB]
  • Wind exposure [data; 11/6/2015; 28 MB]

2080 prodcuts:

  • All 2080 settings grids [data; 5/19/2015; 7.5 GB]
  • Growing season degree days [data; 11/4/2015; 148 MB]
  • Heat index 35 [data; 11/3/2015; 102 MB]
  • Minimum winter temperature [data; 11/3/2015; 290 MB]
  • Topographic wetness [data; 11/3/2015; 1 GB]
  • Flow volume [data; 11/4/2015; 153 MB]

Ecological integrity grids

2010 products:

Index of ecological integrity (IEI) [abstract; 10/8/2015] -- IEI grids are scaled by ecosytem (i.e., "habitat" in the TNC classification), as depicted in the DSLland grid (attributed to display either ecosytems or formations), and by various geographic extents (see ancillary products below for shapefiles and rasters of geographic extents):

  • DSLland [abstract; 5/20/2016] [data; 5/2/2016; 277 MB]
  • IEI scaled by northest region [data; 5/2/2016; 395 MB]
  • IEI scaled by state [data; 5/2/2016; 401 MB]
  • IEI scaled by ecoregion [data; 5/2/2016; 401 MB]
  • IEI scaled by HUC6 watershed [data; 5/2/2016; 406 MB]

Individual metrics:

  • All 2010 integrity grids [data; 5/2/2016; 4.9 GB]
  • Aquatic connectedness [data; 4/26/2016; 74 MB]
  • Connectedness [data; 4/26/2016; 310 MB]
  • Dam intensity [data; 4/26/2016; 78 MB]
  • Domestic predators [data; 4/26/2016; 172 MB]
  • Edge predators [data; 4/26/2016; 576 MB]
  • Edges [data; 4/26/2016; 374 MB]
  • Habitat loss [data; 4/26/2016; 495 MB]
  • Impervious [data; 4/26/2016; 170 MB]
  • Invasive plants [data; 4/26/2016; 503 MB]
  • Invasive worms [data; 4/26/2016; 493 MB]
  • Mowing and plowing [data; 4/26/2016; 441 MB]
  • Nutrients [data; 4/26/2016; 148 MB]
  • Salt [data; 4/26/2016; 176 MB]
  • Sediment [data; 4/26/2016; 217 MB]
  • Similarity [data; 4/26/2016; 699 MB]
  • Traffic [data; 4/26/2016; 137 MB]
  • Watershed habitat loss [data; 4/26/2016; 221 MB]

2080 prducts:

  • All 2080 integrity grids
  • Climate stress [data; 3/23/2015; 173 MB]
  • Sea level rise [data; 11/13/2015; 89 MB]

Focal species grids

2010 products:

Ecoloical systems map for species modeling [abstract] -- The species models use a version of the DSLland grid that contains a finer thematic resolution, in which some ecosystems are further classified into subsystems, and in which headwater creeks are not included.

  • DSL_subsysland [abstract; 5/20/2016] [data; 5/13/2016; 269 MB]

Individual species products: Note, the 'data' file below for each species contains the Landscape Capability grid (speciesLC) and Climate Niche grid (speciesCN) for 2010.

  • All 2010 species grids
  • American black duck (breeding) [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 7/30/2015; 428 MB]
  • American black duck (nonbreeding) [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/19/2016; 344 MB]
  • American oystercatcher [abstract; 8/10/2016] [data; 8/10/2016] [219 MB]
  • American woodcock [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/27/2015; 552 MB]
  • Bicknell's thrush [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 11/6/2015; 42 MB]
  • Black bear [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 191 MB]
  • Blackburnian warbler [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 383 MB]
  • Blackpoll warbler [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 10/7/2015; 77 MB]
  • Box turtle [abstract; 12/22/2015] [data; 12/22/2015; 542 MB]
  • Brown-headed nuthatch [abstract; 11/6/2015] [data; 11/6/2015] [791 MB]
  • Cerulean warbler [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 10/7/2015] [791 MB]
  • Common loon [abstract; 5/26/2016] [data; 5/26/2016] [132 MB]
  • Diamondback terrapin [abstract; 1/19/2016] [data; 1/19/2016] [333 MB]
  • Eastern meadowlark [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 466 MB]
  • Louisiana waterthrush [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 348 MB]
  • Marsh wren [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 347 MB]
  • Moose [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 99 MB]
  • Northern waterthrush [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 268 MB]
  • Ovenbird [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 828 MB]
  • Piping plover [abstract; 10/18/2016] [data; 10/18/2016; 200 MB]
  • Prairie warbler [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 297 MB]
  • Red-shouldered hawk [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 8/19/2015; 394 MB]
  • Ruffed grouse [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 614 MB]
  • Saltmarsh sparrow [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 241 MB]
  • Sanderling [abstract; 3/28/2016] [data; 3/28/2016] [12 MB]
  • Snowshoe hare [abstract; 1/28/2016] [data; 1/28/2016] [498 MB]
  • Snowy egret [abstract; 6/10/2016] [data; 6/10/2016] [329 MB]
  • Virginia rail [abstract; 2/18/2016] [data; 2/18/2016] [199 MB]
  • Wood duck [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 11/6/2015; 384 MB]
  • Wood thrush [abstract; 9/1/2016] [data; 9/1/2016; 710 MB]
  • Wood turtle [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data*; 5/26/2015; 507 MB]

*Sensitive information, contact the NALCC to potentially aquire this data.

2080 prodcuts: Note, the 'data' file below for each species currently includes the following layers: Climate Niche grid (speciesCN2080), Climate Response grid (speciesCR2080) and Climate Zones shapefile (speciesCZ2080). Eventually, we will add the Landscape Capability grid (speciesLC2080) and Habitat Response grid (speciesHR2080) as described in the species documentation. Note, all grids involving future climate are averaged across two climate change scenarios: RCP 4.5 and 8.5.

  • All 2080 species grids
  • American black duck (breeding) [data; 7/30/2015; [361 MB]
  • American black duck (nonbreeding) [data; 5/24/2016; 336 MB]
  • American oystercatcher [data; 8/10/2016] [148 MB]
  • American woodcock [data; 5/27/2015; 535 MB]
  • Bicknell's thrush [data; 11/6/2015; 21 MB]
  • Black bear [not available]
  • Blackburnian warbler [data; 5/27/2015; 202 MB]
  • Blackpoll warbler [data; 5/27/2015; 35 MB]
  • Box turtle [data; 12/22/2015; 599 MB]
  • Brown-headed nuthatch [data; 11/6/2015] [791 MB]
  • Cerulean warbler [data; 5/27/2015; 727 MB]
  • Common loon [data; 5/26/2016] [97 MB]
  • Diamondback terrapin [data; 1/19/2016] [387 MB]
  • Eastern meadowlark [data; 5/27/2015; 411 MB]
  • Louisiana waterthrush [data; 5/27/2015; 386 MB]
  • Marsh wren [data; 5/27/2015; 307 MB]
  • Moose [data; 5/27/2015; 111 MB]
  • Northern waterthrush [data; 5/27/2015; 155 MB]
  • Ovenbird [data; 5/27/2015; 792 MB]
  • Piping plover [data; 10/18/2016; 114 MB]
  • Prairie warbler [data; 5/27/2015; 349 MB]
  • Red-shouldered hawk [data; 8/19/2015; 464 MB]
  • Ruffed grouse [data; 5/27/2015; 419 MB]
  • Saltmarsh sparrow [data; 5/27/2015; 64 MB]
  • Sanderling [not available]
  • Snowshoe hare [data; 1/28/2016] [368 MB]
  • Snowy egret [data; 6/10/2016] [265 MB]
  • Virginia rail [data; 2/18/2016] [173 MB]
  • Wood duck [data; 11/6/2015; 428 MB]
  • Wood thrush [data; 9/1/2016; 797 MB]
  • *Wood turtle [data; 5/27/2015; 454 MB]
*Sensitive information, contact the NALCC to potentially aquire this data.

Landscape conservation design grids

  • Critical local linkages - culvert upgrades (shapefile) [abstract; 11/18/2016] [data; 11/18/2016; 54 MB]

 

Ancillary grids

  • Untransformed average annual daily traffic rate [data; 11/9/2015; 116 MB]
  • Edited high-resolution NHD flowlines [data; 11/9/2015; 404 MB]
  • Northeast region (raster) [data; 4/17/2014; 1 MB]
  • Northeast region (shapefile) [data; 11/2/2015; 700 KB]
  • Ecoregions (raster) [data; 11/4/2015; 5 MB]
  • Ecoregions (shapefile) [data; 11/2/2015; 11 MB]
  • States (raster) [data; 11/3/2015; 3 MB]
  • States (shapefile) [data; 11/2/2015; 4 MB]
  • HUC6 watersheds (raster) [data; 4/26/2016; 3 MB]
  • HUC6 watersheds (shapefile) [data; 4/26/2016; 13 MB]
  • HUC8 watersheds (raster) [data; 11/5/2015; 5 MB]
  • HUC8 watersheds (shapefile) [data; 11/3/2015; 24 MB]

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

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