National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data (linked to NHDPLUSV1) for Desert Fish Habitat Partnership
This shapefile contains landscape factors representing human disturbances summarized to local and network catchments of river reaches for the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership. This dataset is the result of clipping the feature class 'NFHAP 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data for the Conterminous United States linked to NHDPLUSV1.gdb' to the boundary of the Desert Fish Habitat Partnership. Landscape factors include land uses, population density, roads, dams, mines, and point-source pollution sites. The source datasets that were compiled and attributed to catchments were identified as being: (1) meaningful for assessing fish habitat; (2) consistent across the entire study area in the way that they were assembled;...
Colorado Plateau REA MQ G2: Where are areas of potential development (e.g., under lease), including renewable energy sites and transmission corridors and where are potential conflicts with CEs?
This map shows conservation element summaries within areas of potential near-term and long-term energy development. These summaries help highlight areas of potential conflict between conservation elements and energy development.
GIS data in Data Basin showing relationship between major soil types and recent pinyon pine dieback in the southwest.
Press Release: Interior Releases Report Highlighting Impacts of Climate Change to Western Resources. Citation: Reclamation, SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) – Reclamation Climate Change and Water, Report to Congress, 2011 Authors, Contributors, and Editors (in alphabetical order): Alexander, Patty; Brekke, Levi; Davis, Gary; Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu; Grantz, Katrina; Hennig, Charles; Jerla, Carly; Llewellyn, Dagmar; Miller, Paul; Pruitt, Tom; Raff, David; Scott, Tom; Tansey, Michael; Turner, Toni
From attached metadata: "Regional range allotment coverage of Region 2, Rocky Mountain Region, USDA Forest Service. The regional coverage reflects the range allotment data from each of the National Forests and Grasslands within the region. The regional allotment coverage was compiled by the Regional Office's Geospatial Services office."
This map shows potential areas with high terrestrial biodiversity from TNC Ecoregional Portfolio Core dataset.
Gorrell, J.V., Anderson, M.E., Bunnell, K.D., Canning, M.F., Clark, A.G., Dolsen, D.E., and Howe, F.P. 2005. Utah Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS). Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Salt Lake City, Utah. 288pp.
Citation: Master, Lawrence L., Stephanie R. Flack and Bruce A. Stein, eds. 1998. Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity . The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia. From the report summary: Although at-risk freshwater species can be assessed at the level of states or large regional water- sheds, Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity presents the first analysis to define conservation priorities on a scale that is practical for action. Approximately 2,100 small watersheds cover the continental United States. These small watershed areas reflect a scale appropriate for planning and carrying out conservation actions. Using information from natural...
This ArcGIS map package contains climate data layers selected from The Nature Conservancy's Climate Wizard 1, a user-friendly viewer and data portal that provides access to Maurer et al.'s 2007 downscaled climate data and PRISM climate data. The data layers were downloaded from the custom application of the website (climatewizardcustom.org), which allows users to upload a shapefile and concentrate on an area of interest (in this case, the footprint of the SRLCC). The map package displays data sets for the A2 emissions scenario. Emission scenarios are possibilities for future conditions based on greenhouse gas emissions, land use and other environmental factors 2. The A2 scenario was selected from the three...
Colorado Plateau REA MQ F2: Where are the areas of potential future encroachment from this invasive species?
This map shows the current distribution of major invasive vegetation species (primarily cheatgrass and tamarisk), and predicted near-term future distribution of these species. Current distribution was derived from LANDFIRE EVT v1.1, NatureServe National Landcover v2.7, Early Season Invasives (USGS), Predicted Tamarisk Probability (USGS), and mapped areas of tamarisk. Predicted future distribution included these areas in addition to the invasive vegetation class from the LANDFIRE Succession Class v1.0 dataset.
This map package displays hydrologic unit codes, hydologic features, USGS gage sites and 303(d) listed impaired waters within the Southern Rockies LCC. All layers were clipped to the boundary of the SRLCC. GIS data downloaded from: 1. The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water ( http://www.epa.gov/waters/data/downloads.html). Link to Metadata 2. The Natural Resource Conservation Service's Data Gateway ( http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov). See attached text file for metadata. 3. The National Atlas ( http://nationalatlas.gov/). See attached text files for metadata. 4. U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Information System ( http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis), using the NWIS Web Services Snapshot tool....
This map shows the potential current distribution of white-tailed prairie dog, in the context of current and near-term terrestrial intactness and long-term potential for climate change and energy development.
Colorado Plateau REA Change Agents - Development - Current, Near-Term, and Long-Term Potential High Landscape Development
This map shows areas of high current, near-term, and long-term potential landscape development, based on factors such as urban areas, agriculture, roads, and energy development.
This map shows the major terrestrial ecosystems from LANDFIRE EVT (v1.1) and NatureServe National Landcover (v2.7).
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has created a gallery in Data Basin with 140 GIS layers showing species ranges, nesting areas, foraging areas, concentration areas etc. for species including bald eagle, albert's squirrel, gunnison sage-grouse, mule deer, and many others. Also available for public download from this link in ArcGIS.com.
A GAP Analysis uses GIS layers provided by the GAP Analysis Program (species distribution models, stewardship data) to determine which areas within a species distribution have protected status and to identify possible conservation gaps. This GAP Analysis was conducted for Greater Sage-grouse within the boundary of the Southern Rockies LCC. About 7.6% of the Sage-grouse's total predicted distribution is within the SRLCC (based on GAP distribution models). There are four products in this ScienceBase item: an Excel spreadsheet with analysis data (see list below), a GIF image map of the SRLCC (displaying predicted sage-grouse distribution and areas with protected status), a map package containing the GIS layers used...
This map shows the location of herd management areas (HMAs).
This map shows Class I Federal PSD Areas using features selected from the CBI Protected Areas Database. Non-attainment areas are not mapped.
This map shows the potential current distribution of Golden Eagle, in the context of current and near-term terrestrial intactness and long-term potential for climate change and energy development.