Class Note for ECOL 406R at UA
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Biolagical Basis 0f the Sanomn Desert Canservation Plan SDCP Biolagical Goal Ensure the longterm survival of the full spectrum of plants and animals that are indigenous to Pima County Appmach Select elements for planning Establish guantifiable goals Develop explicit rules for reserve design process Organize synthesize and acquire information Evaluate Establish Monitor Manage Planning Alternatives Biotic elements Vertebrates Vegetation communities Abiotic elements Land cover land form elevation aspect etc Unique elements Select Species Regionally vulnerable species Shortlist of 55 species influence on ultimate reserve Species chosen should have little g design 4 Species List 9 mammals 7 bats 8 birds 6 riparian 7 reptiles 3 riparian 2 frogs all riparian 6 fish all riparian 16 invertebrates mostly snails 7 plants 2 riparian gt60 of plants and vertebrates associated with riparian environments Species Infarmatian Natural history accounts Speciesenvironment matrix Decide best method by which to achieve goals for each species Less helpful if either rare or common on lands that are protected or offlimits limited naturalhistory information Reduced from 55 to 44 species Land Caver Vegetation communities Abiotic physical Urban suburban rural landuses Ownership and level of protection Threats lea County Bound ary Ve elation Communities BL Classi cation Composite Land Cover Map for Pima County Species Distributions Based on models rather than known locations or published distributions Developed to predict species distributions based on potential habitat Input and evaluation by experts Habitat associations known distribution lterate Combine to identify areas of high species nchness SpeciesEn vironment Matrix Variable No Attributes Vegetation 29 Urban 9 Mesoriparian 9 Xeroriparian 13 Streams 8 Shallow groundwater 1 Springs 2 Elevation 13 Slope 9 Aspect 8 Landform 15 Carbonates 3 Geology 1 Hydrology Scores Hydrology Scores for Western Yellow Bat Vegetation Scores Vegetation Scores for Western Yellow Bat Generate Distribution Known Locatio f 39 Data SpeciesHabit2it Distribution Habitat Model Habitat Mode for V 139 393 WWW Ma um pmmm Western Yellow Bat quotx 39 II Highpmmw Nu patent u Iterative Process Baseline Species Data Fi Species Environmental Matrix Refine Model Vi Parameters Expert Input and Adjustments Species Potential Distribution Initial Model Modded Pomnt wz Habitat REOO N June zuuu Modeled Potential Habitat for 39 Lowland Leopard Frog Intermediate Model Modeled Potential Habitat for Lowland Leopard Frog E WNWquot Fin 1 Model kn own locations Modeled Potential Habitat for Lowland Leopard Frog Modeled Pnt 1 H NeedleSpmed Pll lEapPlC Cactus Intermediate Model Modeled Potential Habitat for NeedleSpined Pineapple Cactus Fin 1 Model kn own locations Modeled Potential Habitat for NeedleSpined Pineapple Cactus Summary of High Potential Habitat All Priority Vulnerable Species l 4 Hi hPotsnt izi Habitat in N Navember man it y m u Cit EH Em C120 my DH IZZ DZA n25 Summary of High Potential Habitat 2 or More Priority Vulnerable Species mi N Navember mull iiu Eli EH Ely C120 my DH IZZ DZA n25 Summary of High Potential Habitat 3 or More Priority Vulnerable Species Hi hPotsntizl Habitat in N Navember mull y m u Eli EH SW 120 up an IZZ DZA 2 Summary of High Potential Habitat 4 or More Priority Vulnerable Species Eli EH SW 120 up an IZZ DZA 2 Summary of High Potential Habitat S or More Priority Vulnerable Species hpotsntizl Habitat in N Navember mull y m 39iz Eli EH SW 120 up an IZZ DZA 2 Design Principles Comprehensive conservation Species richness as foundation Contiguousness and Connectivity Intactness Opportunity and Realism Other Consideratians Special elements Areas needed to meet species goals Landscape linkages Recovery areas for endangered species Areas identified by The Nature Conservancy as significant for conservation Pygmy Owl Habitat Saguaro and Ironwood communities Reserve Building Species richness Mesoriparian important xeroripa rian Special elements Recovery a rea 5 Scientific research areas Reserve system bounda ries Initial Reserve Boun duly Reserve System Boundaly March 200 gr Sped aemem ix Rashe 5mm 5mm Canservation Lands System Biological Core Multiple Use Scientific Research Recovery Areas Agriculture Within Recovery Areas Existing Development 4 hPotent lzl Habitat In N Navember mull y EU to 1 u 1 w lZ cm 2 Em 121 s 12 2 Summary of High Potential Habitat S or More Priority Vulnerable Species Dz Biological Core December 200 Species Riclmess Expert Opinion i 1 f4 Priority COHENalien Areas CI 0 i Summary of Priority Conservation Areas All Priority Vulnerable Species Biologically Preferred 7 Bubsu care m mmgmnl Ara BiologicalbIPreferred Reserve December 200 I Dunk we Mm Riparian as Foundation for Linkages Important Riparian Areas 0111 Listed Species Reserve Biologically 7 Listed S and Current Preserves Preferred Reserve peczes m m am m rm m w a g m m um Specks Manitaring and Adaptive Management Assess status and trends of representative organisms Information to assess landmanagement practices Careful and efficient design Longterm financial commitment
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