Habitat Assessment Page - Intermediate

Welcome to the Habitat Assessment Webpage, your comprehensive resource for evaluating and monitoring habitat in the context of conservation and land management. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get started or an experienced assessor seeking advanced tools, we’ve got you covered. Explore the menu below to access a wealth of information and tools tailored to your needs.

Strategies to Reduce Monitoring Costs

While guidance provided can support a robust monitoring program, users may experience limitations in resources or abilities. This guidance helps solar sites identify ways to reduce monitoring costs by offering less time intensive or costly alternatives for amending monitoring plans.

Strategies for Distributing Plots

Determining where to sample in a way that reduces or eliminates bias is an important aspect of monitoring. This guidance presents several approaches to distributing plots across a site.

Tier 2 Scorecard

This scorecard is intended for use by most assessors. Some skill level is required to identify percent plant cover, flowering plants in bloom, habitat resources, and management threats and opportunities.

User's Guide

UIC previously published a user guide for the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group’s Pollinator Habitat Scorecard. This guide provides a quick reference to the assessment tool for new users.

Accessibility Tools