Site Prioritization in Klamath-Cascade Region using GIS
Several papers have pointed out the need to focus more on conservation planning on
private lands. However, there are only a few strategies for private land conservation
(Newburn et al. 2005). In most cases, field surveys have been used to understand certain
species’ populations and distributions in private lands. Lunney et al. (2000) used
community and field surveys to map koala habitat in private lands. Cox and Engstrom
(2001) conducted a field survey to analyze the influence of land ownership on the survival
rate of the red-cockaded woodpecker. My project focuses on developing effective methods
to prioritize spending for private land conservation program at the parcel level. The
methodology that I have developed can be adapted to a variety of land types.
Advisor:Christensen, Norman L. Jr.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:prioritization klamath cascade region conservation
Date of Publication:05/01/2007