Important Mammal Areas Project

The Pennsylvania Important Mammal Areas Project (IMAP) was initiated in 2001 to promote the conservation of mammals by identifying sites or regions that include habitats critical to their survival, and to educate the public about mammals and their needs. The Pennsylvania IMA Project was the first of its kind in the United States and perhaps in the world. Patterned after the Important Bird Areas Project (IBA), the philosophy and methodologies are comparable. In parallel with the IBA effort, site nominations were gathered from many constituencies, sites were evaluated based on criteria developed by professional mammalogists, and the Mammal Technical Committee of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey chose the initial roster of sites.

Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110-9797