Modeling habitat capability for the eastern Indigo snake in the Altamaha River corridor, Georgia
Project Orianne (www.projectorianne.org)
Dr. Kevin McGarigal
The Eastern Indigo Snake, Drymarchon couperi, is becoming increasingly threatened throughout its current range in the southeastern United States due primarily to habitat loss and degradation. Today, the range of the Indigo snake is limited to Florida and the southeastern Coastal Plain of Georgia, and is listed as Threatened since 1978 under the Endangered Species Act throughout its range (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2008).
The objective of this study is to develop an expert habitat capability model for the eastern Indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) in the Altamaha River corridor area, Georgia, to aid in identifying and prioritizing lands for Indigo snake habitat conservation. We will be using HABIT@, a multi-scale GIS-based system for modeling wildlife habitat developed in the landscape ecology lab at the University of Massachusetts.
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