Atlas of Riverine and Riparian Assessments and Priorities in the Mid-Columbia Region

Apr 21, 2015 (Last modified Aug 24, 2015)
Created by Erin Butts
Atlas of Riverine and Riparian Assessments and Priorities in the Mid-Columbia Region


This data atlas was created as part of the Arid Lands Initiative Columbia Plateau Riverine Prioritization Project. It acts as a central location to share, view, analyze, and discuss Arid Lands Initiative riverine spatial priorities, data sets and maps.

This project will focus on integrating existing riverine/riparian landscape
analyses to support decision making by the Arid Lands Initiative and associated partners in the
Columbia Basin Partner Forum. This synthesis will produce a map of priority areas for the
riparian and riverine landscape, and will include a stressors and threats analysis, with an 
assessment of resiliency to climate change.
This project aims to identify priority areas in the Columbia Plateau landscape for protection and
restoration of current riverine and riparian habitat and species distributions that
meet ALI and USFWS conservation goals and objectives, and provide the foundation for
adaptation to a changing climate. This project will build on the expertise in the Columbia Basin
Partner Forum and use existing science products to provide a clear picture of freshwater
landscape-scale conservation priorities in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion, along with data and
decision support tools that will guide on-the-ground conservation delivery by ALI and other
partners. In this way, this effort will support the GNLCC’s function of developing decision
support  tools/systems or science applications for focused resource conservation. The project
will identify useful metrics of integrity for riverine and riparian systems, summarize current
knowledge on the status of and trends in these systems, and will thus provide the groundwork
for future efforts to track and evaluate resource management efforts.

***Note that the data represented in this atlas vary in resolution, extent, accuracy, and methodology, and have been contributed from various sources.  We highly recommend reviewing available descriptions and metadata prior to interpreting these data.  Please contact the Data Coordinator or individual data providers for more information.***


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To view and download an individual dataset, browse the Contents and select the dataset of interest.  Download permission for some datasets must be requested from data providers, but all datasets are viewable within the Data Basin map interface.

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