3.3 Goal C: Habitats and ecosystems

Goal: C. Protect and enhance landscape and habitats structure and processes to benefit ecosystem and watershed functions

Objective: 1. Protect and enhance aquatic habitat connectivity

Objective: 2. Protect and enhance terrestrial (native upland) habitat connectivity

Objective: 3. Protect and maintain natural variability and rates of primary production and nutrient cycling

The following indicators were evaluated to measure habitat and ecosystem conditions:

  • Aquatic habitat barriers
  • Terrestrial habitat fragmentation
  • Carbon stock and sequestration
  • Nitrogen load/cycling