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The Northeastern and Upper Midwest Terrestrial Habitat Classification and Habitat Map Final Report

This document provides an overview of the methods and results of the Midwest phase of the classification and mapping project. (A similar effort for the Northeastern states was completed in 2008, with additional map edits occurring through 2012.) The classification and map seek a balance between the state-based habitat classifications and consistency across the region. This will assist conservation partners in working on common goals that cross state boundaries. Applications could include assessment of natural resource conditions and provision of ecological services, planning for habitat enhancements and restoration, or prioritizing investments in open space conservation. By updating the existing maps and classifications, with clear links to the multi-leveled US-NVC and Ecological Systems concepts, this product allows for map displays and analyses at varying levels of detail. The consistent classification and map will allow wildlife managers and foresters to better collaborate regionally to maximize the impact of their investments.

Publication Date: 2013

Modification Date: Wed Jul 2 14:15:08 2014

Contributors: Regan Smyth , Jim Drake , Shannon Menard

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