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MoRAP develops, analyzes and delivers geospatial data for natural and cultural resource planning and management. The MoRAP staff has worked on a wide variety of projects in Missouri and in numerous states throughout the nation.
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An Eco-Logical Approach to Infrastructure Development for the East-West Gateway Council of Governments

An Eco-Logical Approach to Infrastructure Development for the East-West Gateway Council of Governments

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments and partners are working with MoRAP to develop a fine-resolution ecological significance data layer to facilitate an ecological approach to infrastructure development.

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Aquatic Species Distribution Modeling and Threat Analysis in the Northwestern Plains Ecoregion

Missouri River Basin Map

MoRAP will assist Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) with completing a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for BLM by providing species distribution models and a threat assessment for the Missouri River basin portion of the Northwestern Plains Ecoregion.

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Assessing the Effects of Conservation Practices on Aquatic Biota in the Missouri River Basin

Map of aquatic ecological integrity

This project will assess the effectiveness of NRCS conservation practices at conserving flowing-water (lotic) fish assemblages throughout the Missouri River Basin.

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Change detection and improved wetlands mapping for the East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Change detection and improved wetlands mapping for the East-West Gateway Council of Governments

MoRAP, East-West Gateway staff, and partners were working to improve wetland maps and wetland conservation planning materials for the region, and to ensure that current vegetation maps are as up to date as possible.

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Elk Habitat Characterization

Elk Habitat Characterization

Create a high resolution habitat map for Peck Ranch and the surrounding area in support of an elk reintroduction project currently underway.

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Fish Probability of Occurrence Models for the Arkansas-White-Red River Basins

Fish Probability of Occurrence Models for the Arkansas-White-Red River Basins

Develop fish probability of occurrence models for the Arkansas-White-Red River basins.

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Missouri State-wide Current Vegetation Mapping at Fine Spatial and Thematic Resolution

Missouri State-wide Current Vegetation Mapping at Fine Spatial and Thematic Resolution

Recent advances in remote sensing software, coupled with results from the current MDC/NRCS Ecological Classification System project and lessons learned from similar projects, will allow us to develop this fine spatial- and thematic-resolution existing vegetation map.

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Oklahoma Current Vegetation Mapping

Oklahoma Current Vegetation Mapping

Current vegetation of Oklahoma will be mapped at fine spatial and thematic resolution using satellite remote sensing, image objects created from air photos, and modeling from abiotic variables.

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Ruffed Grouse Habitat Characterization

Ruffed Grouse Habitat Characterization

Create a high resolution Ruffed Grouse habitat map for a study area extending from Highway 63 on the west to easternmost Warren County boundary, and from Interstate 70 on the north and the Missouri River on the south.

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Texas Ecological Systems Classification

Texas Ecological Systems Classification

Ecological systems classification for Texas will be produced by first classifying the existing vegetation, and then modeling the ecological systems by overlaying data such as land position, slope, aspect, and soil type.

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The Imperiled Coldwater Crayfish (Orconectes eupunctus) in the Black River Drainage of Missouri and Arkansas

The Imperiled Coldwater Crayfish

MoRAP will work with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit to gather and quantify both natural and anthropogenic data relative to the distribution of the Coldwater Crayfish (Orconectes eupunctus) within the Spring River, Eleven Point, Strawberry River and lower Black River drainages.

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Use of Enduring Features to Inform Conservation Actions in Relation to Climate Change

Use of Enduring Features to Inform Conservation Actions in Relation to Climate Change

Due to the uncertainty of future climatic patterns and species responses, enduring features of the landscape (geophysical settings) are appropriate targets of assessment, planning, and conservation.

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Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service-Phase 1

Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service Phase 1

This project is part of a nation-wide effort by NPS to provide fine-resolution current vegetation maps for all NPS lands.  Maps will be based on quantitative field data, analyses, and georeferenced polygons that circumscribe community types developed from photointerpretation.

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Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service-Phase 2

Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service Phase 2

This project is part of a nation-wide effort by NPS to provide fine-resolution current vegetation maps for all NPS lands.  Maps will be based on quantitative field data, analyses, and georeferenced polygons that circumscribe community types developed from photointerpretation.

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Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service-Phase 3

Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service Phase 3

This project is part of a nation-wide effort by NPS to provide fine-resolution current vegetation maps for all NPS lands. Maps will be based on quantitative field data, analyses, and georeferenced polygons that circumscribe community types developed from photointerpretation.

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