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Conservation easements in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota: characteristics of wetland catchments and key factors for determination of drainage setback distances

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2018

Citation

Brian A. Tangen, and Mark T. Wiltermuth, 2017, Conservation easements in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota: characteristics of wetland catchments and key factors for determination of drainage setback distances: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72806H6.

Summary

This data release includes characteristics of wetland catchments associated with U.S. Fish and Wildlife conservation easement lands located in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota. Characteristics include wetland catchment areas, slope length, land use, soil mapping unit, and slope grades of representative soils. County and ecoregion also are included. Summary data pertaining to lateral setback distances, or drainage setbacks, also are presented by county and soil mapping unit for a range of subsurface drainage system characteristics (i.e., drain pipe depth and diameter). Additionally, calculated variables used for data analyses and presentation in the manuscript associated with this data release are included.

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LSD.csv 902 Bytes
SITES.csv 10.17 MB
TOPOGRAPHY.csv 16.12 KB
SETBACK.csv 845.89 MB
WETLAND_SETBACK_CHARACTERISTICS.xml
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Purpose

Data were extracted from a variety of available spatial (GIS) and other databases to support development of a peer-review journal article examining key factors for determining drainage system lateral setback distances for Prairie Pothole Region wetlands and the potential habitat benefits of alternative drainage-related policies for conservation easement lands. These data provide the foundation for analyses presented in the associated manuscript. Specific databases and sources, as well as data constraints, are described herein and referenced within the manuscript.

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