The following Wildlife Action Network (WAN) maps and associated GIS (Geographic Information System) shapefiles are available to help incorporate aspects of the WAN into project planning:
A brief description of the Wildlife Action Network . (200 k) and the components used in its development and scoring is available.
For detailed information on the development of the Wildlife Action Network, please see Appendix E (46 mb) of the 2015-2025 Minnesota Wildlife Action Plan.
Information and examples on how to incorporate the Wildlife Action Network and reference Conservation Focus Areas in conservation projects, plans and funding proposals, is provided in two pdf formats: a narrative document, as well as a PowerPoint.
Minnesota's 2015-25 list of Species in Greatest Conservation Need is provided as an Excel spreadsheet that allows the user to:
The complete description of the Criteria Used by Experts to Assess SGCN is also available online.
Congress identified eight required elements for each State to address in the development of its Wildlife Action Plan. This document, a supplement to Minnesota's Wildlife Action Plan 2015-2025, explains the data and methodologies MN DNR staff used to address all eight elements.