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VT Wildlife Crossing Value

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

(Link to Metadata) WCV describes the value of the Wildlife Habitat Suitability as it approaches the state highway system. This analysis was designed to use the Wildlife Habitat Suitability coverage (EcologicHabitat_WLH) to identify sections of the roadways that are associated with high Wildlife Habitat Suitability. The values of the WCV range from 1-10, ten being the most signifigant and 1 being the least signifigant. The relative ranking systems allows for relative priority areas within different regions. This provides a roadway specific description of potential WLH and may be useful for purposes of transportation planning and identification of sites that may be priority areas for wildlife crossing structures. The Wildlife Linkage Habitat Analysis uses landscape scale data to identify or predict the location of potentially significant wildlife linkage habitats (WLH) associated with state roads throughout Vermont. For purposes of this project, WLH is a term used to describe those habitats associated with Vermont roads where wildlife move, migrate, and access various other habitats and parts of their range (similar to, but broader than, wildlife corridors). This project relied on available GIS data including: (a) land use and land cover data; (b) development density data (E911 sites); and (c) contiguous or "core" habitat data from the University of Vermont. The GIS conserved lands data was also used for this project as a way of analyzing the feasibility for conserving or ranking potentially significant WLHs identified as a result of this project. These data layers were classified according to their relative significance with respect to wildlife movement and habitat areas. A second analysis was complete to relate WLH to associated roads. The resulting spatial layer (WCV) was a polyline assigned with a value between 1 and 10, one being of the lowest signifigance and ten being the most signifigant.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from Vermont Open Geodata Portal

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher Department of Fish and Wildlife
Unique Identifier Unknown
Data First Published 2016-10-17T03:04:46.000Z
Data Last Modified 2018-04-04T16:41:53.000Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Source Hash cc16e55040f1921c2c7d369c35ec2ccf51d940f4
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -73.4035,42.7237,-71.4998,45.0125

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