What is GIS?
GIS at WDFW

For more information on WDFW maps and data products:

Wildlife GIS
360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Fish GIS
360-902-2700
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

Habitat GIS
360-902-2534
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov

 

 

Vertebrate Distribution Models

Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Finch
Long-toed Salamander
Long-toed Salamander
Western Gray Squirrel
Western Gray Squirrel

Overview
Models were developed by using known locations to delineate range limits, and using known locations, literature review, and expert opinion to develop habitat associations. Predicted distributions were created by selecting appropriate habitats in the land cover map within each species' range limits.

Record Collection
Record collection methods varied among taxonomic groups. Museum data supplemented with data from research reports and reliable observations were the source of amphibian, reptile, and mammal records. The majority of bird records were from visual observations collected since 1987.

Habitat Association
Literature review, record location, and consultation with experts were used to develop habitat associations. Our models relied on species' association with ecoregion, vegetation zone, and actual land cover, rather than cover alone.

Gap Metadata and Data
Birds Metadata Data Dictionary Species List & Download
Mammals Metadata Data Dictionary Species List & Download
Reptiles & Amphibians Metadata Data Dictionary Species List & Download