Intermountain West Joint Venture Mapping Tool

Habitats and Populations Strategies (HABPOPS) Database

The HABPOPS Mapping Tool was created to help resource and land managers develop and implement habitat conservation projects that are both strategic and effective. Planners can explore the potential impact that various restoration and management plans have on bird populations for Bird Conservation Region's (BCR) 9, 10 and 16 within the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) region.

Using the tool

Click on the map to place a marker and generate a report for the selected state/BCR including habitat composition, populations of bird species, and a worksheet for habitat conditions. The worksheet estimates the effects of various habitat conservation efforts on regional bird populations. Scroll down to view the report after you have placed a marker. To select a different region, click the map to move the marker to that location.

Information about the species' region and habitat preferences is available by using the related button above.


Sagebrush Landscape Planning and the IWJV
HABPOPS Desktop Tool - View population estimates, objectives and habitat summaries by species, state, or BCR, and includes the tabular data.
HABPOPS Raw Data - Raw data used for the tool's calculations.
HABPOPS Map Tool Specification - Detailed outline of how this tool works, including how calculations are made.

This tool was created as a collaborative effort between IWJV, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and Point Blue Conservation Science. It is based on an original concept (HABS) developed by the Playa Lakes Joint Venture.

Select a species to see related region an habitat information.

Brewers Sparrow Tall, dense or patchy sagebrush
>10% sagebrush cover
Some bare ground with >10% native herbaceous
Minimum block size of 8ha
Grasshopper Sparrow Grasslands, preferably tall bunchgrass
Moderate litter levels, low shrub density
<10% woody vegetation
Long-billed Curlew Open, patchy sagebrush
Grasslands with average heights <30cm
Prefer proximity to shallow wetlands/wet meadows
Sagebrush Sparrow Sagebrush cover 15-30%, 50-100 cm tall
Tall, dense or patchy sagebrush
Sage Thrasher Tall, dense or patchy sagebrush
Less grass cover, some bare ground
Prefers 20-40% sagebrush cover, >55cm tall
Photo by Greg Lavaty Chuck Carlson Bob Martinka Photo by Greg Lavaty

Regional Habitats

Bird Conservation Region: {{vm.stategon.details.bcr}}, {{vm.stategon.details.state}}
Total Habitat Acreage: {{vm.stategon.details.acres}}
{{vm.conservationPlans[vm.stategon.details.iwjv]}} - PDF
Regional Wildlife Action Plan - PDF
Region Map
Habitat Type {{condtion}} {{condtion}} {{condtion}} Total
{{habitat.ASSOCIATION}} {{conditiontotal}} {{habitat.TOTAL}}

Species Populations

Species Name Occupied Acres Population Estimate Population Objective Objective Increase Before After
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Population Worksheet

Enter acres below for each habitat you have (before) and will restore (after), then select 'calculate'.
Estimates appear in before/after columns of Species Population table, above, for those species occurring in the location selected.
For descriptions of the habitats/conditions, click on the links in the worksheet below.

Habitat Type Condition Before
Condition After
  {{condition}} {{condition}}