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Title: All Conservation Opportunity Areas (ECO.RES.ALL_OP_AREAS)
Abstract: The All_OP_Areas GIS layer are all the Conservation Opportunity Areas identified by MoRAP (produced for EPA Region 7). They designate areas with potential for forest, grassland and forest/grassland mosaic conservation. These are areas of natural or semi-natural forest land cover that are at least 75 meters away from roads and away from patch edges. OAs were modeled by creating distance grids using the National Land Cover Database and the Census Bureau's TIGER roads files.
Purpose: In identifying OAs, we attempt to show relatively large landscapes where conservation action will most likely result in the best long-term benefits for a broad spectrum of environmental variables related to natural resource conservation. This layer's purpose is also to aid in developing detailed conservation plans that incorporate additional data on conservation targets and evaluate design issues such as reserve size and position.
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Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/R7/ALL_OP_AREAS.zip
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20030101
Progress: Completed
Frequency: Not planned
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 20030101
Currentness: Publication date
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -106.272845
East Bounding Longitude: -88.01413
North Bounding Latitude: 46.303637
South Bounding Latitude: 32.218171
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.htm
Access: This dataset is only in the possession of MoRAP and U.S. EPA Region 7. Interested parties may contact these agencies to obtain a copy of the data. Reports about the datasets are available at: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/morap/projects.asp?project_id=13
Use: Citation of MoRAP. Data should only be used applicably (see Purpose).
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP)
Email: mehl.hollis@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Postal Code: 66219
Telephone: (913) 551-7103
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-05-19
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998