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Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network

Fig. 15. The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in western Minnesota. Our integrated approach will provide refuge staff information on the statuses of amphibian and bird populations at wetland scales relative to biotic and abiotic conditions at landscape scales, climate, and land use so they can manage habitats adaptively and work to conserve habitat linkages to the extent possible. Background is land cover based upon data from the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium National Land Cover Database (http://www.mrlc.gov). The concentric rings extending out from the refuge boundary show ecologically meaningful distances for many amphibian and bird species. The arrows indicate that habitat connectivity across the landscape is important to consider for conserving populations that occur on the refuge.

Fig. 15. The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in western Minnesota. Our integrated approach will provide refuge staff information on the statuses of amphibian and bird populations at wetland scales relative to biotic and abiotic conditions at landscape scales, climate, and land use so they can manage habitats adaptively and work to conserve habitat linkages to the extent possible. Background is land cover based upon data from the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium National Land Cover Database (http://www.mrlc.gov). The concentric rings extending out from the refuge boundary show ecologically meaningful distances for many amphibian and bird species. The arrows indicate that habitat connectivity across the landscape is important to consider for conserving populations that occur on the refuge.

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