Creating BioMap2 was a large undertaking involving numerous individuals and a variety of techniques and considerations. To aid those interested in understanding what went into this project and particularly for those who are contemplating a similar undertaking, we are making available an electronic document-the BioMap2 Technical Report-outlining the steps we took to create BioMap2. Because it is a large document, we have made it available as a PDF in its entirety, and broken out in sections. We hope documenting our efforts can guide others, and we are always willing to answer additional questions on the process of creating this statewide conservation plan.
BioMap2 Technical Report - Building a Better BioMap file size 12MB
Table of Contents:
Click on the links below to go to the corresponding section of the PDF document
Chapter Two: BioMap2 General Methodology file size 2MB
Section A: Study Area and Ecoregions
Section B: Incorporating SWAP into BioMap2
Section C: Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into BioMap2
Section D: Index of Ecological Integrity (IEI)
Chapter Three: Components of Core Habitat file size 6MB
Section A: Species of Conservation Concern
Section B: Priority Natural Communities
Section C. Vernal Pool Core Habitats
Section D: Forest Core Habitats
Section E: Wetland Core Habitats
Section F: Aquatic Core Habitats
Chapter Four: Components of Critical Natural Landscape file size 2MB
Section A: Landscape Blocks
Section B: Upland Buffers of Wetland and Aquatic Cores
Section C: Coastal Adaptation Areas
Section D: Tern Foraging Habitat
BioMap2 Technical Report Citation
Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. 2011. BioMap2 Technical Report - Building a Better BioMap: A supplement to BioMap2: Conserving the Biodiversity of Massachusetts in a Changing World. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA.
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