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Habitat Connectivity Mapping Tools

Linkage Mapper

Linkage Mapper is a GIS tool designed to support regional wildlife habitat connectivity analyses by automating wildlife habitat corridor mapping. We developed this tool to support the 2010 Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG) statewide connectivity analysis, and are making them public for use in other wildlife connectivity assessments.  This website now also includes two additional tools:  barrier and pinchpoint mappers.

HCA Toolkit

The HCA toolkit is a GIS tool designed to support regional wildlife habitat connectivity analyses by automating the process of identifying habitat concentration areas (HCAs). HCAs are areas on the landscape between which patterns of connectivity are evaluated. The habitat areas identified by this toolkit may be used as an input for Linkage Mapper to model connectivity between HCAs. We developed this tool to support the 2010 Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG) statewide connectivity analysis, and are making it public for use in other wildlife connectivity assessments. The toolkit is available for download in a zip file that includes a user guide,demo data, and scripts.

Download HCA toolkit (.zip)