Hudson Valley Conservation Synergies: Farmland, Habitat and Resilience
Authors: Jason Winner
Conservation efforts in the Hudson Valley focus on both priority habitats and agricultural landscapes. Yet, conservation planning to date has isolated these parts individually. With future climate change impacts to multiple systems, a more unified plan is necessary. This project uses GIS analysis to develop a strategic conservation plan that identifies synergies among farmland, habitat and resilience. The plan targets a successful and resilient conservation network for all geophysical settings.