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Information Systems and Services Update 2016

  1. 1. Information Systems & Services Update Scott Blum December 1, 2016 Braden Burkholder Martin Miller Karen Coleman Dave Ratz mtnhp.org
  2. 2. • Established by Legislature in 1983 • Part of the Montana State Library’s Natural Resource Information System • Operated under contract with the University of Montana • Under MCA 90-15-102, "Natural heritage program" means a program of information acquisition, storage, and retrieval for data relating to the flora, fauna, and biological community types of Montana. • Part of the Nature Heritage Network -- NatureServe
  3. 3. 27 (35%) 16 (21%) 8 (10%) 12 (15%) 15 (19%) Institutional Housing of Heritage Programs
  4. 4. • 57 of 78 programs responded to some extent • Mean annual funding for 54 programs = $1,296,214 • Median annual funding for 54 = $712,500 • Range in annual funding (N = 54) = $4,000 to $9,500,000 • Total annual funding for 54 programs = $69,995,594 Montana
  5. 5. Percentage of Programs with Position Filled (Yes)
  6. 6. Percentage of Programs Managing Information (Yes)
  7. 7. Percentage of Programs with Web Delivery (Yes)
  8. 8. mtnhp.org
  9. 9. Species Snapshot Custom Species Lists and Field Guides Spatial Filters Taxonomic Filters Status Filter
  10. 10. Custom Field Guides
  11. 11. Natural Heritage MapViewer General Public Agency-Level Password Access Only http://mtnhp.org/mapviewer/
  12. 12. Single Species Overview – Pygmy Rabbit Observations = Brown Squares Surveys = Gray Circles Moderate Suitability Habitat = Orange Hexagons * Recent models available for all Animal Species of Concern * Hexagons are 1 square mile in area and approximately 1 kilometer on a side
  13. 13. Single Species Overview – Whitebark Pine Species Occurrences = Green Circles Moderate Suitability Habitat = Orange Hexagons High Suitability Habitat = Red Hexagons *Right now plant models only available for 3 x T & E • Whitebark Pine • Ute Ladies Tresses • Spaulding’s Catchfly
  14. 14. Environmental Assessement Report Species observations, Surveys, Land Cover, Wetland & Riparian Mapping, Land Management & Biological Reports summarized across all hexagons in user defined polygon
  15. 15. Documented and Potential Species List Documented Species in dark shading, Potential Species in light shading Links to Observations, Range Maps, Predictive Models, & Associated Habitats
  16. 16. Structured Surveys Performed Surveys following a structured protocol performed in the delineated polygon
  17. 17. Land Cover Summary Summarized by acreage and percent of area delimited by user
  18. 18. Wetland & Riparian Mapping Summary Summarized by acreage of area delimited by user
  19. 19. Land Management Summary Summarized by acreage and percent of area delimited by user
  20. 20. Biological Reports Reports associated with observations in the user defined polygon
  21. 21. New Standard For Heritage Reports
  22. 22. Example Templated Hierarchical Environmental Summary
  23. 23. A Vision for Viewing Data Regionally & Hemispherically Use Hexagons to Cross Observation Types and Protect Sensitivity of Data
  24. 24. Future Data Gathering For Public
  25. 25. Future Data Gathering For Agencies Survey123 for ArcGIS
  26. 26. Other Focal Efforts • Continue enhanced outreach (webinars, trainings) • Format all MTNHP web pages for mobile access • Predictive models for all species • Range maps for plants • Automated review of observations (appropriate range, date, & habitat, not a duplicate record, and not a first record in a QLL)…focus manual review effort • Data exchanges with partners • Data exchange MOU update with FWP • Additional data use tracking tools

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