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The main objective of this project was to develop a dataset of large, anthropogenic barriers that are spatially linked to the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 1 (NHDPlusV1) for the conterminous U.S. and the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for Alaska (1:63,000 scale) and Hawaii (1:24,000 scale) to facilitate GIS analyses based on the NHDPlusV1/NHD and NID datasets. To meet this objective, Michigan State University conducted a spatial linkage of the point dataset of the 2009 National Inventory of Dams (NID) created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to the NHDPlusV1/NHD. The pool of dam data included were modified based on 1) dam removals that occurred after development of the...
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The Rainwater Basin (RWB) wetland complex in south-central Nebraska provides crucial stopover habitat for over 7 million waterfowl and 500,000 shorebirds every spring. However, only 10% of the original RWB wetlands remain, resulting in less available habitat for wetland-dependent birds. Conservation efforts are being employed to alleviate the loss of RWB wetlands. To aid conservation efforts, we created a vegetation map of all historical RWB wetlands based on 2004 imagery. The shapefile maps the 2004 vegetation communities for all historic wetlands in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska, USA. Vegetation communities include cropped areas that rarely pond water, cropped areas that often pond water, bare soil...
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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In North America, the last ice age is the most recent event with severe consequences on boreal species’ ranges. Phylogeographic patterns of range expansion in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) suggested that Beringia is likely to be a refugium and the “ice-free corridor” in Alberta may represent a region where small populations persisted during the last glacial maximum (LGM). The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether the origins of trembling aspen in western North America are reflected in the patterns of neutral genetic diversity and population structure. A total of 28 sites were sampled covering the northwestern part of aspen’s distribution, from Saskatchewan to Alaska. Twelve microsatellite markers...
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The contents of this report include: an update on Board membership and staff; a description of the draft implementation strategy to the Plan; the Planning Board's priorities for 2004-2005; a review of land use permits and water licences issued, and an explanation of how an approved Plan has affected those acivities; a list of action items that are currently being addressed; recommendations for groups to consider in the next year; the Planning Board's work plan for 2003-2004, and; the audited financial statements for 2003-2004. ... All regulatory agencies have to ensure that all licensed, permitted, and othe authorized activities related to the use of land, water, and the deposit of waste conform with the Plan. The...
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Lake sediment cores collected from four lakes (Upper Fly Lake 61.04°N, 138.09°W, 1326 m a.s.l.; Jenny Lake 61.04°N, 138.36°W, 817 m. a.s.l.; Donjek Kettle 61.69°N, 139.76°W, 732 m a.s.l.; Lake WP02 61.48°N, 139.97°W, 1463 m a.s.l.) in the southwest Yukon provide records of postglacial climatic variability in the region. A 13,000 year pollen record from Upper Fly Lake indicated that herbaceous tundra existed on the landscape from 13.6 to 11 ka, followed by birch shrub tundra until 10 ka, when Picea forests were established in the region. Pollen-, chironomid-, and ostracode-inferred paleoclimate reconstructions showed a long-term cooling with increasing moisture from the late glacial through the Holocene. The early...
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In glacier-fed systems climate change may have various effects over a range of time scales, including increasing river discharge, flood frequency and magnitude. This study uses a combination of empirical monitoring and modelling to project the impacts of climate change on the glacial-fed Middle Fork Toklat River, Denali National Park, Alaska. We use a regional calibration of the model HBV to account for a paucity of long term observed flow data, validating a local application using glacial mass balance data and summer flow records. Two Global Climate Models (HADCM3 and CGCM2) and two IPCC scenarios (A2 and B2) are used to ascertain potential changes in meteorological conditions, river discharge, flood frequency...


map background search result map search result map UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities National Anthropogenic Barrier Dataset (NABD) 2012 RWB 2004 Wetland Vegetation Making forest management work in the Gwich'in settlement area, Northwest Territories The Significance of Shifts in Precipitation Patterns: Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat on Extreme Flood Events in Denali National Park, Alaska Competitive interactions across a soil fertility gradient in a multispecies forest Persistence and stability of macroinvertebrate communities in streams of Denali National Park, Alaska: implications for biological monitoring The effect of fire and permafrost interactions on soil carbon accumulation in an upland black spruce ecosystem of interior Alaska: implications for post-thaw carbon loss Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act TADAM: A dynamic whole-stand approximation for the TASS growth model. (Erratum: 2005 Nov-Dec, v. 81, no. 6, p. 815.) Exploring the sensitivity of soil carbon dynamics to climate change, fire disturbance and permafrost thaw in a black spruce ecosystem Monsoma pulveratum (Retzius) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Allantinae), a Palearctic sawfly defoliator of alder in Alaska and new to the United States Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Alder (Alnus crispa) effects on soils in ecosystems of the Agashashok River valley, northwest Alaska Evaluating GCM outputs for past climates in North America based on the distribution of Sphagnum peatlands Holocene environmental variability inferred from lake sediments, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada Spruce beetles and forest ecosystems of south-central Alaska Application of time-lapse digital imagery for ground-truth verification of satellite indices in the boreal forests of Alaska Fine-scale assessment of genetic diversity of trembling aspen in northwestern North America Holocene environmental variability inferred from lake sediments, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada RWB 2004 Wetland Vegetation Exploring the sensitivity of soil carbon dynamics to climate change, fire disturbance and permafrost thaw in a black spruce ecosystem Persistence and stability of macroinvertebrate communities in streams of Denali National Park, Alaska: implications for biological monitoring Alder (Alnus crispa) effects on soils in ecosystems of the Agashashok River valley, northwest Alaska Making forest management work in the Gwich'in settlement area, Northwest Territories Spruce beetles and forest ecosystems of south-central Alaska The effect of fire and permafrost interactions on soil carbon accumulation in an upland black spruce ecosystem of interior Alaska: implications for post-thaw carbon loss Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Monsoma pulveratum (Retzius) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Allantinae), a Palearctic sawfly defoliator of alder in Alaska and new to the United States The Significance of Shifts in Precipitation Patterns: Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat on Extreme Flood Events in Denali National Park, Alaska Competitive interactions across a soil fertility gradient in a multispecies forest Application of time-lapse digital imagery for ground-truth verification of satellite indices in the boreal forests of Alaska UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities TADAM: A dynamic whole-stand approximation for the TASS growth model. (Erratum: 2005 Nov-Dec, v. 81, no. 6, p. 815.) Evaluating GCM outputs for past climates in North America based on the distribution of Sphagnum peatlands Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act Fine-scale assessment of genetic diversity of trembling aspen in northwestern North America National Anthropogenic Barrier Dataset (NABD) 2012