Wildlife Habitat Protection
Where are wetlands located? Where are the riparian areas? Are there any rare or threatened or endangered species in the area? Which parcels have the highest natural resource values? Which parcels are important corridors for wildlife? Which wetlands/riparian areas are important for water quality?
Habitat-vulnerability mapping identifies wildlife habitats that are at-risk for damage or loss. Wildlife suitability mapping is used as the basis for calculations of metrics for fragmentation, circularity and sinuosity. Maps of metrics of current and future human-induced wildlife disturbances add the final element of analysis. Final maps demonstrate the relative risk of degradation, distilling the science and data into a comprehensive—and comprehensible—ormat.
Gorge GIS can turn Natural Resource information collected by government agencies into rankings for natural resource protection. When wetland or land cover information is not available we can provide satellite image processing to map vegetation habitat.