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Integrating spatially explicit indices of abundance and habitat quality: an applied example for greater sage-grouse management

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1999-05-22
End Date
2013-10-31

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Coates, P.S., Casazza, M.L., Ricca, M.A., Brussee., B.E., Blomberg, E.J, Gustufson, K.B., Overton, C.T, Davis, D.M, Niell, L.E, Espinosa, S.C, Gardner, S.C, and Delehanty, D.J., 2015, Integrating spatially explicit indices of abundance and habitat quality: an applied example for greater sage-grouse management: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F75D8PW8.

Summary

This USGS data release represents geospatial data for the sage-grouse habitat mapping project. This study provides timely and highly useful information about greater sage-grouse over a large area of the Great Basin. USGS researchers and their colleagues created a template for combining landscape-scale occurrence or abundance data with habitat selection data in order to identify areas most critical to sustaining populations of species of conservation concern. The template also identifies those areas where land use changes have minimal impact. To inform greater sage-grouse conservation planning, the researchers developed greater sage-grouse habitat management categories based on habitat selection indices (HSI) and greater sage-grouse [...]

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Point of Contact :
Peter S Coates
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
Metadata Contact :
K. Ben Gustafson
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center

Purpose

These data provide the Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Council, and other wildlife managers, with an additional resource to aid in planning and management of greater sage-grouse populations.

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The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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