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The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is a collaborative venture to compile easement records (both spatial and tabular) from land trusts and public agencies throughout the United States in a single, up-to-date, sustainable, GIS compatible, online source. The goal of the NCED is to provide a comprehensive picture of conservation easement lands, recognizing their contribution to America's natural heritage, a vibrant economy, and healthy communities. Conservation easements are legal agreements voluntarily entered into between landowners and conservation entities (agencies or land trusts) for the express purpose of protecting certain societal values such as open space or vital wildlife habitats. In some...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: boundaries, boundaries, boundaries, boundaries, boundaries, All tags...
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This dataset, termed "GAGES II", an acronym for Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow, version II, provides geospatial data and classifications for 9,322 stream gages maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It is an update to the original GAGES, which was published as a Data Paper on the journal Ecology's website (Falcone and others, 2010b) in 2010. The GAGES II dataset consists of gages which have had either 20+ complete years (not necessarily continuous) of discharge record since 1950, or are currently active, as of water year 2009, and whose watersheds lie within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Reference gages were identified based on indicators that they...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: hydrologic condition, District of Columbia, streamflow, Missouri, All 50 states, All tags...
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This dataset represents an update to U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 597. Locations and attributes of wind turbines in Colorado, 2009 (available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/597/). This updated Colorado wind turbine Data Series provides geospatial data (fig. 1) for all 1,204 wind turbines established within the State of Colorado as of September 2011, an increase of 297 wind turbines from 2009.Attributes specific to each turbine include: turbine location, manufacturer and model, rotor diameter, hub height, rotor height, potential megawatt output, land ownership, county, and development status of the wind turbine. Wind energy facility data for each turbine include: facility name, facility power capacity, number of...
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Wildfire and fuel treatment locations for the USFWS Pacific Southwest Region (California, Nevada, Klamath Basin OR) extracted from the Fire Management Information System (FMIS) on October 23, 2015, for fiscal years 1980-2015.
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The purpose of this dataset is to display the physical boundaries of Fire Management Zones within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region.
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This layer represents 5-year relative counts of wildlife carcasses collected by Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) maintenance personnel or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Grizzly Bear Recovery Team personnel on or adjacent to on-system (major) routes from 2008 to 2012. To obtain relative counts, the 5-year total counts per mile, which included all wildlife species observed, were divided by the maximum observed calue (98) to give a relative 0-1 risk score. Total counts, which include all wildlife species observed, along with carnivore counts, which include only black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, and wolves, are provided. Counts were derived by identifying the nearest mile marker to each carcass point...
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Winter climate change has the potential to have a large impact on coastal wetlands in the southeastern U.S. Warmer winter temperatures and reductions in the intensity of freeze events would likely lead to mangrove forest range expansion and salt marsh displacement in parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast. The objective of this research was to better understand some of the ecological implications of mangrove forest migration and salt marsh displacement. The potential ecological effects of mangrove migration are diverse ranging from important biotic impacts (e.g., coastal fisheries, land bird migration; colonial nesting wading birds) to ecosystem stability (e.g., response to sea level rise and drought;...
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Winter climate change has the potential to have a large impact on coastal wetlands in the southeastern U.S. Warmer winter temperatures and reductions in the intensity of freeze events would likely lead to mangrove forest range expansion and salt marsh displacement in parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast. The objective of this research was to better understand some of the ecological implications of mangrove forest migration and salt marsh displacement. The potential ecological effects of mangrove migration are diverse ranging from important biotic impacts (e.g., coastal fisheries, land bird migration; colonial nesting wading birds) to ecosystem stability (e.g., response to sea level rise and drought;...
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Sage-grouse habitat areas divided into proposed management categories within Nevada and California project study boundaries. HABITAT CATEGORY DETERMINATION The process for category determination was directed by the Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical team. Sage-grouse habitat was determined from a statewide resource selection function model and first categorized into 4 classes: high, moderate, low, and non-habitat. The standard deviations (SD) from a normal distribution of RSF values created from a set of validation points (10% of the entire telemetry dataset) were used to categorize habitat ‘quality’ classes. 1) High quality habitat comprised pixels with RSF values < 0.5 SD. 2) Moderate > 0.5 and < 1.0 SD. 3)...
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This layer provides information on putative winter corridors facilitating dispersal from northern populations to patches capable of supporting Canada lynx in the Northern Rocky Mountains. These results combine resource selection, step selection, and least-cost path models to define movement corridors for lynx in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The illustrated corridors were created by using a one-mile buffer around the putative winter corridors facilitating dispersal from northern populations to patches capable of supporting Canada lynx in the Northern Rocky Mountains
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The goal of this project is to provide a preliminary overview, at a National scale, the relative susceptibility of the Nation's coast to sea- level rise through the use of a coastal vulnerability index (CVI). This initial classification is based upon the variables geomorphology, regional coastal slope, tide range, wave height, relative sea-level rise and shoreline erosion and accretion rates. The combination of these variables and the association of these variables to each other furnish a broad overview of regions where physical changes are likely to occur due to sea-level rise.
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To accomplish the objectives laid out in the Summary, several products were developed: Stream Centerline with Route Index This product consists of line geometries that were digitized from a combination of data sources. The principle source was an intensity raster produced from LiDAR data collected by Watershed Sciences, Inc., in Feb. 2008. The secondary source was a vector contour set from the contractor-delivered elevation model, which was used to determine the lowest elevations associated with the mapped channel boundary. The river centerline adhered to these two inputs to maintain internal consistency with the LiDAR point cloud.Two center lines were developed; one describes the main stem Shasta River while the...
Whooping cranes (Grus americana) of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population migrate twice each year through the Great Plains in North America. Recovery activities for this endangered species include providing adequate places to stop and rest during migration, which are generally referred to as stopover sites. To assist in recovery efforts, initial estimates of stopover site use intensity are presented, which provide opportunity to identify areas across the migration range used more intensively by whooping cranes. We used location data acquired from 58 unique individuals fitted with platform transmitting terminals that collected global position system locations. Radio-tagged birds provided 2,158 stopover sites over 10...
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Proportion of juniper land cover within a 18-km radius developed using a circular focal moving window analysis.
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This is the SSURGO soils data from the USDA, NRCS, clipped to the boundary of Bear Valley NWR. Some of the attributes are included in this dataset, but not the entire database which is available from the NRCS. For full metadata, see this site: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/tx/home/?cid=nrcs142p2_053631


map background search result map search result map National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) GAGES-II: Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow Wind Turbines in Colorado, 2011 Road-Killed Wildlife Carcass Frequency by Mile of Montana On-System Routes in the U.S. Northern Rockies (2008-2012) Proportion of Juniper Land Cover (18-km scale) in the Wyoming Basins Ecoregional Assessment area New soil data collection: subplot-level shear strength New porewater data collection: subplot-level physicochemical Sage-grouse Habitat Categories in Nevada and NE California (August 2014) Canada Lynx Connectivity Winter Corridors - 1 mile buffer Wave Height Data for the Gulf of Mexico Stream Centerlines for the Shasta River, CA El Segundo Blue Butterfly Proposed Critical Habitat 1977 Region 8 FMIS Wildfire and Fuel Treatment Locations 1980-2015 Soils (SSURGO), Bear Valley NWR Water Balance and Habitat Suitability Data for Pinus Albicaulis in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P11 from 16 July 1998 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 14 July 1999 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands P8 and T1 from 2015 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 14 July 1999 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands P8 and T1 from 2015 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P11 from 16 July 1998 El Segundo Blue Butterfly Proposed Critical Habitat 1977 Soils (SSURGO), Bear Valley NWR Stream Centerlines for the Shasta River, CA Canada Lynx Connectivity Winter Corridors - 1 mile buffer Wind Turbines in Colorado, 2011 Water Balance and Habitat Suitability Data for Pinus Albicaulis in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem New soil data collection: subplot-level shear strength New porewater data collection: subplot-level physicochemical Road-Killed Wildlife Carcass Frequency by Mile of Montana On-System Routes in the U.S. Northern Rockies (2008-2012) Sage-grouse Habitat Categories in Nevada and NE California (August 2014) Wave Height Data for the Gulf of Mexico Proportion of Juniper Land Cover (18-km scale) in the Wyoming Basins Ecoregional Assessment area Region 8 FMIS Wildfire and Fuel Treatment Locations 1980-2015 GAGES-II: Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow National Conservation Easement Database (NCED)