Case Studies

Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

Adobe Town Wild Horse Management AreaThe Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) is an interagency effort focusing on southwest Wyoming to address the balance between different types of resource use, from a booming natural gas industry to world class wildlife, agriculture, and recreation. The USGS provides leadership in scientific research and landscape characterization along with the overall data and information management strategy and process for the WLCI. Read More

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in northern CaliforniaThe Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) are a U.S. Department of the Interior venture into strategic habitat conservation pioneered and led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USGS is providing science and technical assistance to the LCCs, and ScienceBase is being used by LCC groups to establish data and information management capacity. Read More

National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Rock photographThe USGS operates the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) to document, preserve, and expose geoscientific samples and collections managed by participating State and Department of Interior agencies. ScienceBase provides the architecture to support the NGGDPP Data Catalog, which hosts over 2 million metadata records describing geoscientific collections and respective samples. Read More

Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area

Photograph of Wind TurbinesThe Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area (EERMA) project seeks to synthesize information from studies on the effects of energy development on the environment in Colorado and New Mexico to better inform resource management decision making. An interdisciplinary team of USGS scientists is developing a multi-step analytical process, or framework, for estimating the outcomes and cumulative impacts of energy development. Read More

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center

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