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Dataset: Plant and bee transects in the Northern Great Plains, USA 2015-2019


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Clint Otto, Stacy Simanonok, Autumn Smart, and Mike Simanonok (2020) Dataset: Plant and bee transects in the Northern Great Plains, USA 2015-2019: U.S. Geological Survey,


These data were collected to fulfill multiple Inter-agency agreements established by US Geological Survey and multiple partners: US Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Honey Bee Health Coalition. In this study USGS scientists conducted floral resource and insect pollinator assessments across multiple land covers in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota from 2015 to 2019. Sampling was done along 2x20m transects in June through September by a single observer. All transects were located on private or public grasslands such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) lands, managed pasture, haylands, roadside ditches, Waterfowl [...]


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Native_bee_and_plant_interactions.csv 16.76 KB text/csv
Plant_and_Bee_Transects.csv 2.9 MB text/csv


The data were collected to inventory pollinator resources in the Northern Great Plains. The data collected will be used by USDA to design cost-effective seed mixes for pollinator conservation programs.


Users of the data are strongly encouraged to contact the data originator to ensure they are not misused or misrepresented. Detailed location information of transects is withheld to protect proprietary information.


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