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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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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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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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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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Estimated number of breeding pairs of Horned lark 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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Proxy herbaceous land (Grassland/Pasture & Other Hay/Non-Alfalfa classes) patches, minimum size - 10 acres, from the 2013 Cropland Data Layer within the Mississippi River Basin and used to evaluate landscape context of grazing land. May include pasture or hay lands in addition to native grasslands.
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NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives (including RCPP Critical Conservation Areas) overlapping the Mississippi River Basin. Data Layers: Targeted Monarch Butterfly Effort Targeted Honeybee Effort Driftless Area Initiative Gulf of Mexico Initiative Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Longleaf Pine Initiative Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Northern Plains Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative Prairie Pothole Wetland and Grassland Retention Project Working Lands for Wildlife - Species Focal Areas RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Longleaf Pine RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Miss. River Basin RCPP Critical Conservation Area - Prairie Grasslands
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Extent and approximate location of historic wetland habitats in Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Partial state coverage in Minnesota and South Dakota. NWI data last updated as of 1 May 2016. Data accessed 11 July 2016.


map background search result map search result map Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Important Forest Resource Areas Steep Slopes HAPET Breeding Pairs - Horned lark 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 NWI Emergent Wetlands (MRB) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Grazing Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Herbaceous Patches (10-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) NWI Historic Wetlands NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Rice (2017) Lower Illinois River Basin (HU4-0713) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) Wabash River Basin (HU4-0512) - Riparian Implementation Opportunities (2017) HAPET Breeding Pairs - Horned lark HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow NWI Historic Wetlands Important Forest Resource Areas Steep Slopes NWI Emergent Wetlands (MRB) Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Grazing Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Herbaceous Patches (10-ac. min.) Forest Patches (10-ac. min.) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Rice (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 NRCS Landscape Conservation Initiatives Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI)