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Combined core and corridor areas used to identify the landscape context of potential implementation opportunities in terms of enhancing functional connectivity. Data generated by The Conservation Fund as part of the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) and NiSource MSHCP green infrastructure network design processes.
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GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation by a species. In other words, a species distribution is created using a deductive model to predict areas suitable for occupation within a species range. To represent these suitable environments, GAP compiled existing GAP data, where available, and compiled additional data where needed. Existing data sources were the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP) and the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP) as well as a data compiled by Sanborn Solutions and Mason, Bruce and Girard. Habitat associations were...
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GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation by a species. In other words, a species distribution is created using a deductive model to predict areas suitable for occupation within a species range. To represent these suitable environments, GAP compiled existing GAP data, where available, and compiled additional data where needed. Existing data sources were the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP) and the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP) as well as a data compiled by Sanborn Solutions and Mason, Bruce and Girard. Habitat associations were...
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Estimates of county tile drainage in the Mississippi River Basin. Data Sources: 2012 USDA NASS Census of Agriculture; World Resources Institute. 2008. Assessing Farm Drainage; USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 2014. Assessment of agricultural subsoil pattern tile drainage on wetland hydrology and ecosystem services in the Prairie Pothole Region. Field Description tiled_acre Acres drained by tile (NASS Census of Agriculture, 2012) or drainage permit acres in Dakotas (NPWRC, 2014), whichever is higher. pct_tile Percent of county drained by tile (tiled_acre/cty_acr*100) prmtac2 Acres under drainage permit in North or South Dakota (NPWRC, 2014). Best_Guess Acres drained by tile (WRI - Assessing...
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Estimated number of breeding pairs of LeConte's sparrow based on the amount of grass, trees, and/or hay in the landscape. Landscape scale varied from 1/4- to 2-mile radius depending on the species. Pair estimates were calculated for grass patches >=1 ha, extrapolated to 40-ac cells, then smoothed by averaging over a 1-mile radius. Models were based on point count surveys conducted in 2003-2005 throughout the Tallgrass Prairie Pothole Region. Point count locations were stratified by cover type, the amount of grass in the landscape, and USFWS Wetland Management District boundaries. Landcover data were derived from 2000 Thematic Mapper imagery. Grid values = number of breeding pairs per 30-m pixel.
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Mainstem Mississippi River bottomlands. Derived by combining the Mississippi alluvial plain with natural floodplains created by the Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team for the Upper Mississippi. While the Mississippi alluvial plain is not entirely bottomland (e.g. Crowley's Ridge), excluding these non-bottomland areas from analysis would exclude opportunities to expand existing forest patches and enhance connectivity.
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Important Forest Resource Areas are those landscape areas that are considered to be of high program potential or priority by State Forest Action Plans, and as defined by National Forest Stewardship Program Standards and Guidelines. This dataset contains the combined areas for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin within the Mississippi River Basin. Grid Value "1": Stewardship Potential - Areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery, but are not considered a priority. Grid Value "2": High Stewardship Potential - Priority areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery.
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In 2006, the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida called for an identification of those lands and waters in the state that are critical to the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. In response, the Florida Natural Areas Inventory, University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission collaborated to produce CLIP - the Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project. CLIP is a GIS database of statewide conservation priorities for a broad range of natural resources, including biodiversity, landscape function, surface water, groundwater, and marine resources. CLIP is now being used to inform planning decisions by the Peninsular Florida...
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Systematic conservation planning is well suited to address the many large-scale biodiversity conservation challenges facing the Appalachian region. However, broad, well-connected landscapes will be required to sustain many of the natural resources important to this area into the future. If these landscapes are to be resilient to impending change, it will likely require an orchestrated and collaborative effort reaching across jurisdictional and political boundaries. The first step in realizing this vision is prioritizing discrete places and actions that hold the greatest promise for the protection of biodiversity. Five conservation design elements covering many critical ecological processes and patterns across the...
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GAP distribution models represent the areas where species are predicted to occur based on habitat associations. GAP distribution models are the spatial arrangement of environments suitable for occupation by a species. In other words, a species distribution is created using a deductive model to predict areas suitable for occupation within a species range. To represent these suitable environments, GAP compiled existing GAP data, where available, and compiled additional data where needed. Existing data sources were the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP) and the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SEGAP) as well as a data compiled by Sanborn Solutions and Mason, Bruce and Girard. Habitat associations were...


map background search result map search result map Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Modeled Distribution Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Modeled Distribution Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Important Forest Resource Areas HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design Phase 1 Local Build-outs Potential of Wind Energy Development across the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative 90 Percent Risk or Greater Potential of Wind Energy Development across the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative 90 Percent or Greater Potential of Wind Energy Development within Vicinity of Bat Occurrence in Pennsylvania Florida_Critical_Lands_and_Waters_Identification_Project_4_0 U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Distribution Models Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Lower Illinois River Basin (HU4-0713) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Wabash River Basin (HU4-0512) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Potential of Wind Energy Development within Vicinity of Bat Occurrence in Pennsylvania HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow Florida_Critical_Lands_and_Waters_Identification_Project_4_0 Potential of Wind Energy Development across the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative 90 Percent or Greater Potential of Wind Energy Development across the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative 90 Percent Risk or Greater Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design Phase 1 Local Build-outs Important Forest Resource Areas Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Modeled Distribution Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Lower Illinois River Basin (HU4-0713) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Wabash River Basin (HU4-0512) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Modeled Distribution Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI) U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program Species Distribution Models