Sanderling was selected as a representative species for the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project at the Mid-Atlantic region workshop of the North Atlantic LCC (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/designing_sustainable_landscapes/). The habitat clusters (ecological systems) and associated wildlife species that it represents generally comprise of intertidal marine and estuarine habitats. The Landscape Capability (LC) index integrates only habitat capability and reflects the relative capacity of a site to support the species.
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