The Local vulnerability of conductance layer depicts the likelihood of development occurring in places that are important for connectivity, independent of the terrestrial core-connectivity network. It is calculated based on the local conductance index and the probability of development layer.
This layer allows for comparison of vulnerability across different locations within the watershed, and highlights areas that may be important for local connectivity that are currently undeveloped or have little development, but are likely to be further developed in the future. This layer is created independently of the core areas, and can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the core area layers. By contrast, regional vulnerability of conductance applies only to connectivity between core areas.
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Read the Technical Abstract for this data layer (lVulnerable.tif).