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Designing Sustainable Landscapes

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This page contains a link to all distributed data products of the Designing Sustainable Landscape (DSL) project, including a complete set of phase 1 results for the three pilot watersheds, an incomplete set of phase 2 results for the entire Northeast Region, and results of the Connecticut River watershed landscape conservation dsign pilot. Note, phase 2 regional results are incomplete because the work is ongoing; products will be posted incrementally as they are generated over the course of the project.

Connecticut River watershed landscape conservation design pilot:

The link below includes the complete data "package" for the Connecticut River watershed 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; 10/10/2015] [data; 10/10/2015; 998 MB]

Products for the Northeast Region:

The links below include data products from phase 2 of this project for the entire Northeast region. Note, data products will be posted as they are generated, but detailed written reports that describe and summarize these data products will not be available until the end of phase 2. Regardless, 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. 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

Current (2010):

  • All 2010 settings grids [data; 5/19/2015; 7.5 GB]
  • Aquatic barriers [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 11/3/2015; 13 MB]
  • Biomass [data; 11/6/2015; 492 MB]
  • CaC03 content [data; 11/4/2015; 57 MB]
  • DSLland [abstract; 10/13/2015] [data; 11/2/2015; 265 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; 11/3/2015; 36 MB]
  • Substrate mobility [data; 11/3/2015; 14 MB]
  • Terrestrial barriers [data; 11/3/2015; 69 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:

  • 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 (2010):

  • All 2010 integrity grids [data; 11/6/2015; 6.6GB]
  • Aquatic connectedness [data; 11/2/2015; 63 MB]
  • Connectedness [data; 11/2/2015; 557 MB]
  • Dam intensity [data; 11/3/2015; 74 MB]
  • Domestic predators [data; 11/2/2015; 163 MB]
  • Edge predators [data; 11/3/2015; 548 MB]
  • Edges [data; 11/3/2015; 356 MB]
  • Habitat loss [data; 11/3/2015; 470 MB]
  • Impervious [data; 11/3/2015; 162 MB]
  • Invasive plants [data; 11/2/2015; 479 MB]
  • Invasive worms [data; 11/3/2015; 469 MB]
  • Mowing and plowing [data; 11/3/2015; 420 MB]
  • Nutrients [data; 11/3/2015; 141 MB]
  • Salt [data; 11/3/2015; 11 MB]
  • Sediment [data; 11/3/2015; 207 MB]
  • Similarity [data; 11/3/2015; 663 MB]
  • Traffic [data; 11/3/2015; 130 MB]
  • Watershed habitat loss [data; 11/3/2015;211 MB]

  • 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 rastes of geographic extents::
    • IEI scaled by northest region [data; 11/3/2015; 377 MB]
    • IEI scaled by state [data; 11/3/2015; 383 MB]
    • IEI scaled by ecoregion [data; 11/3/2015; 382 MB]
    • IEI scaled by HUC6 watershed [data; 11/3/2015; 386 MB]

2080:

  • 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: The data link is a zip file containing 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; 12/16/2015; 344 MB]
  • American oystercatcher
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Snowshoe hare [abstract; 1/28/2016] [data; 1/28/2016] [498 MB]
  • Snowy egret
  • Virginia rail
  • Wood duck [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 11/6/2015; 384 MB]
  • Wood thrush [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data; 5/26/2015; 737 MB]
  • Wood turtle [abstract; 10/8/2015] [data*; 5/26/2015; 507 MB]

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

2080: The zip file 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; 12/16/2015; 320 MB]
  • American oystercatcher
  • American woodcock [data; 5/27/2015; 535 MB]
  • Bicknell's thrush [data; 11/6/2015; 21 MB]
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • Snowshoe hare [data; 1/28/2016] [368 MB]
  • Snowy egret
  • Virginia rail
  • Wood duck [data; 11/6/2015; 428 MB]
  • Wood thrush [data; 5/27/2015; 760 MB]
  • *Wood turtle [data; 5/27/2015; 454 MB]
*Sensitive information, contact the NALCC to potentially aquire this data.

Landscape conservation design grids

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; 11/3/2015; 12 MB]
  • HUC6 watersheds (shapefile) [data; 11/2/2015; 11 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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