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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
New Jersey's Habitat Change Analysis Project

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Patrick Woerner*, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife John Reiser, Rowan University

Wildlife habitat change trend information is a necessary and fundamental component for successful assessment and management of wildlife species. Habitat loss and fragmentation continue to be the two most serious threats to wildlife populations. To effectively protect endangered and threatened species populations and to evaluate protection and management efforts, it is important for wildlife agencies to actively identify and monitor habitat for each listed species. New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife adopted a habitat change analysis approach to track wildlife habitat transition and fragmentation trends over time. The programmatic GIS analysis approach extracts potential habitat from available Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) data based on species habitat associations and range extents. The analysis spans four time periods between 1986 and 2012. Analysis outputs provide readily available, up-to-date, multi-level, species-specific habitat change information to support agency initiatives. Resulting maps and data serve as a guide to help prioritize work for particular species and their habitats and provide baseline information for the development of species status assessments and recovery plans. Outputs also provide a basis for additional analyses such as evaluating habitat change in regulated vs. unregulated areas, evaluating habitat conservation planning efforts, and other land-use planning, land management and preservation efforts.


John Reiser

Rowan University

Patrick Woerner

NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife
Patrick Woerner is a GIS Specialist with NJ Fish & Wildlife since 2003. His responsibilities include analysis and development of geospatial data related to conservation of endangered and threatened wildlife species. John J Reiser, GISP is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Rowan University... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Mountain C

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