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PLJV's Probable Playas Version 4

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2014

Summary

The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC, http://www.greatplainslcc.org/) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers conserve plants, fish and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains. It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships — known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs, http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html) — that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity. The Great Plains LCC identifies science priorities for the region and helps foster science that addresses these priorities to support wildlife conservation [...]

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Purpose

This hydrologic dataset was one of several abiotic layers to provide best available conditions representing the landscape. The data collected and compiled for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) will inform regional-scale landscape assessments with spatially explicit representation of natural resource, habitat, conservation, management and other social and environmental values. Preliminary analyses will summarize spatial statistics, and data are ultimately expected to directly inform species and habitat distribution models and vulnerability assessments. Future research efforts applying these data may include regional hydrologic modeling, wetland habitat vulnerability and connectivity assessments, species distribution modeling, and investigation of interactions among land use, land cover and prairie habitat distributions. A simple summary of the data and discussion of potential applications and implications for future work (e.g., species distribution modeling and vulnerability assessments) will accompany the distribution of these data via the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC).Purpose provided by original data sources: "The dataset was developed to build an account of playas in the Playa Lakes Joint Venture Region for landscape planning purposes. Playa datasets like this one are put to use by the Playa Lakes Joint Venture and other conservation organizations for habitat assessment and targeting conservation projects to better support bird populations.Playas are one of the most numerous wetland types in the Playa Lakes Joint Venture region. Playas are shallow, depressional wetlands that are generally round and small in size. They have clay-lined basins and naturally fill with water periodically from rainfall and its associated runoff. Precipitation is inconsistent in the PLJV region and drought is a common occurrence. The resulting wet-dry cycle of playas produces a highly diverse plant community. When wet, playas provide much needed seeds and invertebrates so migrating birds reach their breeding grounds in better condition. Likewise, birds that overwinter in the region have a better chance of success when playas are allowed to function naturally. Playa lakes may be the most important wetland habitat type for birds in this region. Playas are also thought to be primary sources of aquifer recharge. For more information visit <http://www.pljv.org>."

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