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The sagebrush ecosystem is the largest ecosystem type in the continental U.S., providing habitat for more than 350 associated fish and wildlife species. In recognition of the need to conserve a healthy sagebrush ecosystem to provide for the long-term conservation of its inhabitants, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) developed the Conservation Efforts Database version 2.0.0 (CED). The purpose of the CED is to efficiently capture the unprecedented level of conservation plans and actions being implemented throughout the sagebrush ecosystem and designed to capture actions not only for its most famous resident, the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter,...
This CED spatial web service (ESRI ArcGIS Online Hosted Feature Layer) provides spatial representations and attribute information of conservation efforts entered into the Conservation Efforts Database ( by various data providers. This spatial web service is made of point, line, and polygon layers and non-spatial tables. Feature records are group with their respective spatial feature type layers (point, line, polygon). The three spatial layers have identical attribute fields. Read only access to this data is ONLY available via an interactive web map on the Conservation Efforts Database website or authorized websites. Users who are interested in more access can directly contact the...
Webinar recording of the LCC DMWG Monthly Meeting (6/29/2017).
Webinar recording of the LCC DMWG Weekly Meeting (10/23/2017)
This website provides Sage Steppe Partner Forum members forum information and a workspace for members to collaborate and contribute (ideas, news, project information, files, etc.) Features Include: Partner contact information data entry Contact information listings News and update distribution Date/time tracking Document distribution
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