Presentation Title

The Oregon Connectivity Assessment and Mapping Project (OCAMP)

Start Date

2-3-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

2-3-2020 11:10 AM

Abstract

Habitat loss and fragmentation represent the single greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide. The intensification of human development is so severe that planning for connecting species and processes between natural habitats has become a conservation imperative. The Oregon Connectivity Assessment and Mapping Project (OCAMP) is a multi-year, statewide, collaborative effort to analyze and map connectivity for a wide diversity of Oregon’s terrestrial wildlife species. The project, led by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland State University, and Samara Group, will advance priority conservation planning aimed at understanding and mitigating barriers to wildlife movement in Oregon. The fine resolution connectivity maps produced during the project will aid in statewide planning and prioritization for strategic conservation investments, species protection measures, siting of land use changes and development, targeted habitat restoration efforts, and transportation improvements, including reduction of wildlife-vehicle collisions. Here, we provide an overview of OCAMP and discuss how interested individuals and organizations can actively engage, by helping with species selection, providing technical expertise, sharing data, participating on teams to provide feedback on project progress, or reviewing draft products.

Subjects

Conservation biology, GIS / modeling, Wildlife biology

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33849

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The Oregon Connectivity Assessment and Mapping Project (OCAMP)

Habitat loss and fragmentation represent the single greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide. The intensification of human development is so severe that planning for connecting species and processes between natural habitats has become a conservation imperative. The Oregon Connectivity Assessment and Mapping Project (OCAMP) is a multi-year, statewide, collaborative effort to analyze and map connectivity for a wide diversity of Oregon’s terrestrial wildlife species. The project, led by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland State University, and Samara Group, will advance priority conservation planning aimed at understanding and mitigating barriers to wildlife movement in Oregon. The fine resolution connectivity maps produced during the project will aid in statewide planning and prioritization for strategic conservation investments, species protection measures, siting of land use changes and development, targeted habitat restoration efforts, and transportation improvements, including reduction of wildlife-vehicle collisions. Here, we provide an overview of OCAMP and discuss how interested individuals and organizations can actively engage, by helping with species selection, providing technical expertise, sharing data, participating on teams to provide feedback on project progress, or reviewing draft products.