GIS Analysis of Road Projects and Identified Priority Habitats and Ecosystem Connectors
Wildlife & Ecosystems
Research Idea Scope
Use the NC Conservation Planning Tool to identify and prioritize potential impacts of road construction projects on fragmentation of wildlife habitats and ecological systems. Use this system to target priorities for corridor pass through options and retrofits.
Urgency and Payoff
Targeted mitigation with multiple benefits; reduction of impacts; streamline field studies; collaborative planning; systematic and consistent analysis; coordination of greenway planning and multiple natural resource benefits.
Kim Douglass, NCDENR