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1 1 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape: Analysis of Park Landscape Dynamics RIMC Briefing April, 2010

2 2 Natural Resource Program Center Objectives Relevance of project Current status of NPScape (Landscape Dynamics) Project Examples of data and products Upcoming efforts Questions

3 3 Natural Resource Program Center Relevance of Project: Key Themes Putting science (landscape-level data/analyses) into hands of park managers and planners – signficant role in GMP and other planning activites (e.g., BITH) IMD’s role and involvement in multi-agency climate change response – applicable to vulnerability assessments and subsequent adaptability / mitigation efforts Acknowledge influence of external changes to internal resource dynamics Take a common, systemic approach to high- priority vital sign for most, if not all, Networks

4 4 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Development of Measures and respective Metrics For initial effort activities were focused on six measures: –Conservation Status –Housing –Landcover –Pattern –Population –Roads

5 5 Natural Resource Program Center Current Metrics Measure - Metric Conservation Status – Area Protected Conservation Status – Ownership Area / Category Conservation Status – Ownership Housing – Current Density Housing – Recent Change ( ) in Density Housing – Historic Density (100m cells) Housing – Projected Density (100m cells) Landcover – Percent Natural vs. Converted Landcover – Change in Natural vs. Converted Landcover – Area / Category Landcover – Percent Impervious Pattern– grassland morphology; # = edge width scale Pattern – forest morphology; # = edge width scale Pattern – patch size (grassland); # = edge width scale Pattern – patch size (forest); # = edge width scale Pattern – grassland density; # = moving window size Pattern – forest density; # = moving window size Population –Total; # = 1990, 2000 Population – Density; # = 1990, 2000 Population – Recent Change (% total and density) Population – Historic Change, by County Population – Projected Change, by County (% total and density) Roads – Road Density Roads – Distance from Roads Roads – Area without Roads

6 6 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables For each Measure, created a Measure Development Summary (MDS) MDS is fashioned after Protocol Development Summary (PDS) Disclaimer: Not a single new source data set was created or harmed in completion of this project!!!

7 7 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Documented procedures for data processing and metric calculation (SOPs)

8 8 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Geoprocessing tools and scripts

9 9 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Procedures replicated for two distinct geographies, i.e., 30 KM, and USFWS National Geographic Areas

10 10 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables DOI Geographic Frameworks

11 11 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Output products, including MXDs, MXTs, geo-enabled PDFs, PNGs, KMLs, etc. Greater range of usage for non-GIS community

12 12 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Sampler of FLFO 30 KM Area of Analysis

13 13 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Interpretive Guide: describes the scientific underpinning of NPScape measures and provides literature summaries, citations, and examples to put results in broader context

14 14 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Interpretive Guide and accompanying Appendix allows for comparison of metrics by National Geographic Framework

15 15 Natural Resource Program Center NPScape Products & Deliverables Interpretive Guide and accompanying Appendix also allows for comparison of metrics by Region

16 16 Natural Resource Program Center December, 2009 Delivery External drives shipped to Networks (parks in Network and associated National Geographic Areas) External drives or flash drives shipped to parks (Park 30KM AOA) either directly or through Network Posted metadata to Data Store for access through IRMA

17 17 Natural Resource Program Center Future Steps – CY 2010 Addendum to data and final clean-up of initial delivery (May) Access to data through IRMA Peer review of Interpretive Guide Tighter integration of tools into ArcGIS Increased flexibility of tools Additional metrics Synthetic products

18 18 Natural Resource Program Center Example synthesis of NPScape metrics Introduce algorithms like Marxan to synthesize NPScape products Help answer important questions like: How important are parks for habitat in the region? Which neighboring landowners might help increase habitat resilience inside park boundaries?

19 19 Natural Resource Program Center Information and Updates Intranet site Natural Resource Information Portal Legacy NPS Data Store

20 20 Natural Resource Program Center Questions / Comments? We are interested in examples of how you may have used initial NPScape products. Similarly, hope you will feedback on problems with using data or tools.


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