From Monday’s class
we’ve determined 1) WHY we would want to manage for our specie of interest, 2) WHAT features on the landscape are important, and 3) HOW these features are defined.
- WHY: hunting revenue
- WHAT: riparian zones & oak trees (mast producers)
- HOW: within 50m of a stream & forested areas older than 20 years
- WHY: rodent population control
- WHAT: places to burrow & places to bask
- HOW: immature forests, grassland & open land
- WHY: alternative agriculture pest control
- WHAT: near a water source & near a wooded area
- HOW: within 2 miles of a water source & within 1 mile of a field larger than 5 acres
- WHY: a top consumer (population control)
- WHAT: cavities & open areas
- HOW: within 10 miles of rock outcrops & within 10 miles of an open area
What GIS layers do we need to address these management needs? Approach this step with your data NEEDS in mind. Don’t limit yourself to the data layers you have on-hand.