Determining the suitability of functional landscapes and wildlife corridors utilizing conservation GIS methods in Denton County, Texas.

Determining the suitability of functional landscapes and wildlife corridors utilizing conservation GIS methods in Denton County, Texas.

Date: August 2007
Creator: Sales, Joshua
Description: Denton County's unique cultural and natural landscape has undergone dramatic transformations during the past two centuries due to agricultural, urban and suburban processes which accelerated the loss and removal of native habitat and wildlife. This research sought out to identify the remaining natural areas which retain their natural features and support wildlife. Research methodology included fundamental principles of Conservation Planning, Geographical Information Systems, and Habitat Evaluation Procedures for identifying remnant functional landscapes and wildlife corridors. The final results suggest that Denton County's rural landscape retains the functional properties and elements suitable for habitat conservation and wildlife corridors, while also pointing to the fundamental obstacles to conservation posed by continued growth and private landownership.
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Conservation farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota.

Conservation farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota.

Date: June 1950
Creator: Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District (North Dakota)
Description: Reports the results of a soil conservation survey and makes the case for increased conservation efforts. Provides information on identifying land types and suggests simple methods of soil conservation.
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Russian-olive for wildlife and good land use.

Russian-olive for wildlife and good land use.

Date: February 1951
Creator: Borell, Adrey E.
Description: Describes the characteristics of the Russian-olive and the benefits of growing it.
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New landmarks of soil conservation.

New landmarks of soil conservation.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Discusses various methods for protecting and conserving soil.
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Laws relating to fur animals for the season 1925-26.

Laws relating to fur animals for the season 1925-26.

Date: September 1925
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-
Description: Describes the federal laws and regulations regarding fur animals and the fur trade in North America.
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Providing for Backyard Wildlife: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Feeders, Houses and Plants

Providing for Backyard Wildlife: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Feeders, Houses and Plants

Date: May 2010
Creator: Brown, Walter
Description: This is a guide for feeders, houses and plants.
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Developing a wildlife tracking extension for ArcGIS

Developing a wildlife tracking extension for ArcGIS

Date: May 2009
Creator: Chen, Cai
Description: Wildlife tracking is an essential task to gain better understanding of the migration pattern and use of space of the wildlife. Advances in computer technology and global positioning systems (GPS) have lowered costs, reduced processing time, and improved accuracy for tracking wild animals. In this thesis, a wildlife tracking extension is developed for ArcGIS 9.x, which allows biologists and ecologists to effectively track, visualize and analyze the movement patterns of wild animals. The extension has four major components: (1) data import; (2) tracking; (3) spatial and temporal analysis; and (4) data export. Compared with existing software tools for wildlife tracking, the major features of the extension include: (1) wildlife tracking capabilities using a dynamic data layer supported by a file geodatabase with 1 TB storage limit; (2) spatial clustering of wildlife locations; (3) lacunarity analysis of one-dimensional individual animal trajectories and two-dimensional animal locations for better understanding of animal movement patterns; and (4) herds evolvement modeling and graphic representation. The application of the extension is demonstrated using simulated data, test data collected by a GPS collar, and a real dataset collected by ARGOS satellite telemetry for albatrosses in the Pacific Ocean.
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Homes for birds

Homes for birds

Date: 1936
Creator: Kalmbach, E. R. (Edwin Richard), 1884- & McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee), 1883-1962.
Description: Describes various types of birdhouses, where to place them, how to maintain them, and how to protect them against enemies of birds.
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Connection to Nature

Connection to Nature

Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding connections to nature that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 2nd grade level.
Contributing Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability
Plants, Animals, and Habitats

Plants, Animals, and Habitats

Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding plants, animals, and habitats that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 2nd grade level.
Contributing Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability