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Introducing the Habitat Module

DATE:  November 30, 2020

LandPKS, together with The Nature Conservancy of Colorado, is pleased to announce the launch of our newest module, Habitat.

The Habitat Module’s Features and Functions

The Habitat module can help determine if you are fostering the conditions required for key species on your land. Habitat information and data collected in the app can be used to develop goals, guide management actions, and develop monitoring plans.

This teaser video briefly introduces the Habitat Module and its main features and functions:

 

Learn about Wildlife Species and their Habitat Requirements

Habitat currently includes a selection of 22 plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects that occur in North America, including monarch butterflies, pronghorn antelope, and ornate box turtles. As soon as a plot is created, the app will display a list of species that may occur at the location based on the known range of each species. Selecting a species displays the habitat requirements. After you have collected vegetation or soil data, the app will display your data in the same table, side-by-side with the species’ habitat requirements.

See the species factsheets for in-depth information about habitat characteristics. The factsheets are available in two places: in the app (including offline) and in the Knowledge Hub on LandPotential.org.

In this video, meet the two main instigators of the LandPKS Habitat Module, Terri Schulz and Tegan May, and learn about why they thought it was important that data about soil and land be tied to information about wildlife species:

 

Designed for a Wide Range of Users

The LandPKS Habitat Module is designed for a wide range of users, including:

  • Ranchers
  • Farmers
  • Wildlife enthusiasts
  • Homeowners
  • Educators
  • Open space and other land managers

And anyone else who is interested in conserving and managing for wildlife habitats on their land. Habitat can be used for both planning and educational purposes, on ranches and in schools, in suburban neighborhoods and on wildlife preserves.

Get Started Using Habitat!

This video quickly demonstrates how to use the LandPKS Habitat Module:

 

Learn more about the Habitat Module, and access species factsheets, in the Knowledge Hub. Download the LandPKS mobile app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Many thanks to our partners in developing the Habitat Module:

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This work was funded by an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant and matching private donations.

 

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