Current Range and Distribution

Using November 2016 Bay County, Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) parcel layers, we estimated undeveloped acres remaining in core and secondary soils (Table 3.1). “Undeveloped” parcels include lands labeled cropland, improved agriculture, vacant industrial, vacant commercial, vacant residential, grazing, urban, utilities rights-of-way, and timberland (FWS GIS 2017). Sixty-one (61%) or 9,180 acres of historic core soils remain undeveloped and 46% or 5,646 acres or secondary soils remain undeveloped (Figure 3.4)(Table 3.1).

PCC habitat in 2016
Figure 3.4. Depicts habitats available to the PCC in November 2016 but includes hardwood swamps not fully used by the PCC.

Averaging the losses of both core and secondary soils, we estimate that 54% of the original lands historically available to the PCC remains potentially available for use by the PCC. If we remove hardwood swamps from the core and secondary soils, then 6,287 acres (42%) of core, and 5,325 acres (43%) remain undeveloped from historic levels, or 43% overall. A 2013 aerial photo shows the undeveloped areas remaining within the PCC’s range (Figure 3.5).

PCC habitat aerial image
Figure 3.5. Aerial photo of developed and undeveloped lands within the PCC’s range.

Dynamic recovery addition: Real-time locality data integration

NOTE: This section and the map below are not part of the official SSA; they are included for illustration only.

One of the advantages of a web-based SSA is the ability to link real-time data to the species status. Here, we use a very simple map query for the Panama City crayfish locality data in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), but the data source could be whatever is deemed most relevant: