Informing Habitat Management for Desert Tortoise

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There is increasing support for adopting landscape approaches to resource management, including monitoring threats that affect multiple resources across broad extents. However, there remains a need to assess potential threats to individual species of conservation concern. USGS is evaluating the extent to which a generalized indicator of terrestrial development can be used to inform and evaluate conservation actions seeking to protect habitat for the Mojave and Sonoran desert tortoise.