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ODFW Wildlife Linkages Datasets

Identification Information
Originator: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Publish Date: 07/29/2010
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Contact Information
Agency: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Name: Arthur Rodriguez
Job Position: Conservation Strategy GIS Analyst
Telephone: 503-947-0126
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Abstract: Two GIS datasets are contained in this record: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, under the Oregon Wildlife Movement Strategy and in partnership with other government agencies, has worked to produce this dataset of wildlife linkages, which are key movement areas for wildlife, emphasizing areas that cross paved roads. The primary goal of this dataset and its related attributes are to address the question: "Where is the best place on the landscape to provide for animal movement needs that are essential to life history function?"

Purpose: This dataset is the compilation of products obtained through a series of four workshops held throughout the state of Oregon in 2007 and 2008. Workshops convened biologists, transportation planners, land use planners, and others – including the public, private and non-profit sectors – to identify these locations on the landscape. The term “linkage” is defined as an area on the landscape that provides for animal dispersal and/or genetic interchange (for example, where they need to move from one location to another to get food, cover or access to mates). A linkage includes a range of habitat configurations; linkage areas are not necessarily uniform in shape. A linkage is identified for a specific population of a species of interest. The locations were identified for individual species, using a list of focal species including large game mammals; small – to medium sized mammals; and, amphibians and reptiles. Information displayed represents consensus on professional opinion. In many cases, additional surveys to validate the information would be appropriate. The Wildlife Movement Strategy Working Group prioritized linkages using the following criteria: 1). the area falls within a Conservation Opportunity Area 2). the area falls within Federal, State or Private ownership 3). the area contains multiple species' linkages 4). the area is designated by ODOT as a wildlife collision hotspot 5). the area has a medium or high threat value 6). the area has a medium or high species value

Time Period of Content: published date; no plans for regular dataset updates.
Geographic Extent: statewide
Status: Final
Use Constraints: ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Explorer required to view GIS files. Information displayed represents consensus on professional opinion. In many cases, additional surveys to validate the information would be appropriate.
Format: GIS shapefile and layer files for ArcGIS 8.3 - 9.3 or ArcGIS 9.3 personal geodatabase feature class

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Entity and Attribute Information
Attributes Description: See supplemental metadata files.

Is a physical copy maintained for reference at Headquarters? Unknown

File Name File Type Category File Uploaded File Description
Descriptive Metadata for ODFW linkages dataset.doc Supplemental Metadata File 1/22/2009 3:08:16 PM
Getting Started - Data Tutorial.doc Document File 7/29/2010 3:22:34 PM
linkage_metadata2010.htm Supplemental Metadata File 7/29/2010 9:57:58 AM
Linkages_Report_Final_2009.pdf Document File 3/4/2009 8:10:33 AM
Map_PriorityRanksforLinkages.jpg Graphics File 7/29/2010 2:04:28 PM
Map_WildlifeLinkages.jpg Graphics File 7/29/2010 2:04:42 PM
priorities_metadata2010.htm Supplemental Metadata File 7/29/2010 9:58:07 AM
ranges_metadata2010.htm Supplemental Metadata File 7/29/2010 9:58:20 AM GIS Data File 7/29/2010 10:01:26 AM GIS Data File 7/29/2010 10:52:18 AM

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