Known Prairie Patches in the GCPO

Sep 2, 2016 (Last modified Sep 8, 2016)
Uploaded by Toby Gray
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Polygons describing prairie patches from four states (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri) in the geography of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative. This layer consists of 14,714 polygons (patches) totaling 33,654 acres. 14,595 polygon features were obtained from the Alabama Natural Heritage Commission (see Schotz and Barbour, Ecological assessment and terrestrial vertebrate surveys for Black Belt Prairies in Alabama, 2009). Arkansas prairie patch polygons were obtained by comparing prairies described by Adelman and Schwartz (Prairie Directory of North America, Oxford University Press, 2013) to those described by Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (www.naturalheritage.com) and selecting corresponding polygons from the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US). Mississippi prairie polygons were obtained directly from the Mississippi Natural Heritage Program. Missouri prairie polygons were obtained by comparing prairies described by Adelman and Schwartz to those described by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (www.moprairie.org) and selecting corresponding polygons from PAD-US.
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Alabama Natural Heritage Program, Mississippi Natural Heritage Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Program, Missouri Prairie Foundation, Prairie Directory of North American Prairies (Adelman and Schwartz, Oxford University Press, 2013), Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD_US)
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20070115 - 20090930 (Alabama)
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Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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not specified
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No liability is to be assumed by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative or any of its partners for the use or misuse of this data. Data is to be considered preliminary, pending comprehensive review, and assumed to be current and accurate at time of release.
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About the Uploader

Toby Gray
Research Professor with Mississippi State University

I do research on a variety of geographical and ecological topics, including mapping habitats of species of conservation concern to support wildlife action plans, mapping and assessing native grasslands and other fire-adapted landscapes, and connectivity mapping.