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SAVS: A System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
The SAVS uses an online questionnaire with 22 criteria to predict vulnerability or population response of species to provide a framework for assessing vulnerability to future climate change

Stream Temperatures Monitoring and Modeling

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
Thermal regimes are important to aquatic ecosystems because they strongly dictate species distributions, productivity, and abundance. Inexpensive digital temperature loggers, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing technologies, and new spatial analyses are facilitating the development of temperature models and monitoring networks applicable at broad spatial scales.

Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP)

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
The Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) is a comprehensive free road inventory and modeling tool used to analyze the hydrogeomorphic impacts of roads on forested watersheds and to help land managers efficiently evaluate the multiple aspects of risk created by forest roads.

Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
FS WEPP is a set of interfaces designed to allow users to quickly evaluate erosion and sediment delivery potential from forest roads. The erosion rates and sediment delivery are predicted by the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model, using input values for forest conditions.

NorWeST Stream Temperature

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
NorWeST aggregates stream temperature data from the Northwestern U.S. into a stream temperature database, and uses the data to develop stream temperature models.

ArcHSI (Arc Habitat Suitability Index)

Tools Posted on: August 05, 2014
The Arc Habitat Suitability Index is a geographical information system (GIS) model that estimates the ability of an area to meet the food and cover requirements of an animal species. ArcHSI is a tool intended to inform planners of the probable impacts on wildlife for the alternatives they develop. It is a tool that should augment, not supplant, the expertise of resource specialists with site-specific knowledge.