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Developing Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat and Ranking Metrics at Multiple Scales with a Satellite Model; James Hatten

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Developing Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat and Ranking Metrics at
Multiple Scales with a Satellite Model
 
James R. Hatten1*, Matthew J. Johnson2, and Jennifer A. Holmes3
 
1U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Jhatten@usgs.gov
2Northern Arizona University, Colorado Plateau Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ, USA; matthew.johnson@nau.edu
3Northern Arizona University, Colorado Plateau Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ, USA; jennifer.holmes@nau.edu
 
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (SWFL) habitat metrics are important for discovery surveys, ranking and prioritizing reaches for restoration and enhancement activities, conducting change detection, and performing basin-scale planning.  Toward that end, the SWFL satellite model was used to generate a suite of variables at multiple scales in the upper Gila River Basin to characterize stability, heterogeneity, and area of predicted habitat. An approach to reach-scale habitat ranking was developed and applied to the upper Gila River Basin, prioritizing river reaches for discovery surveys, restoration and enhancement activities, change detection, and basin-scale planning. Model verification was performed with SWFL territories collected between 2016 and 2019 on the upper Gila River.
 
 
 

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