Conservation Planning for Fishes in the Upper Colorado River Basin
|Funding and Partners||US Geological Survey, NBII||
Paukert and Jodi Whittier (K-State)
Julian Olden (Univ. of WA)
Grdauate students and post docs (TBD)
Document current land use,
stewardship layers, geology, and other landscape-level habitat
information for the UCRB.
Develop a classification
hierarchy for aquatic habitats to provide an ecological basis for
determining conservation areas
habitat metrics associated with native and non native fish presence in
Identify areas of high
native fish biodiversity and the habitats associated with those areas
for conservation efforts.
threats to aquatic biota in the UCRB.
fish distribution maps, landcover, stewardship, and other layers deemed
useful by the stakeholders for the upper and lower Colorado River basins
to create seamless layers for the Colorado River Basin.