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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Antisa C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Neil, L. Jeanen_US
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.descriptionInformation Exchange Bulletinen_US
dc.description.abstractCorps Districts are concentrating on tasks such as designing restoration projects (Planning), assessing impacts to the environment (Planning/Operations and Maintenance), and evaluating permitting requests (Regulatory) using standard modeling tools such as the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models associated with Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP). Although developed for assessing impacts of large water resource projects, the utility and flexibility of HSI and HEP in other areas has been well established. In addition to models published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), several additional HSI models and suitability curves (components of a model) have been constructed and published in other formats. The familiar USFWS species HSI “blue books” can now be found on the Internet; one location is the EMRRP’s Ecosystem Management and Restoration Information System (EMRIS) at http://www. emrrp/emris. Although existing index models focus for the most part on one species, ecosystem restoration and management initiatives often require attention to habitat needs of multiple animal and plant species. Emphasis may therefore be placed on a larger scale, such as a community (Figure 1). Although a few community models have been available for some time, finding and retrieving them is somewhat of a challenge. Few community habitat models were developed by the USFWS for the “blue book” series. Most were developed by other resource agencies and universities. The lack of a centralized library of models has resulted in Corps Districts spending time and money searching for applicable models or reinventing existing ones. As part of the Community Templates Work Unit funded by the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program, community index habitat models have been located and compiled into a Community Model Catalog. This catalog will be accessed from EMRIS.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent6 pages/714 KBsen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Exchange Bulletin (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.EMRRP-04-1en_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.sourceThis Digital Resources was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobaten_US
dc.subjectHabitat (Ecology)--Mathematical models-
dc.titleCatalog of community habitat modelsen_US
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