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.
This map shows potential areas with high terrestrial biodiversity from TNC Ecoregional Portfolio Core dataset.
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 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).
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.
National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) 2010 HCI Scores and Human Disturbance Data (linked to NHDPLUSV1) for Driftless Area Restoration Effort
This shapefile contains landscape factors representing human disturbances summarized to local and network catchments of river reaches for the Driftless Area Restoration Effort. 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 Driftless Area Restoration Effort. 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;...
This map shows the potential current distribution of Peregrine Falcon, in the context of current and near-term terrestrial intactness and long-term potential for climate change and energy development.
Colorado Plateau REA MQ H1: Where are high-use recreation sites, developments, roads, infrastructure or areas of intensive recreation use located (including boating)?
This map shows areas of high-use recreation, including recreation sites compiled from USFS and BLM, recreation areas (including OHV areas), water-based recreation areas (selected from NHD waterbodies), water-based recreation travel corridors (selected from NHD flowlines), and land-based recreation travel corridors (selected from BLM GTLF within federal / state lands and national trails).
This map shows the location of HMAs, in the context of current and near-term terrestrial intactness and long-term potential for climate change and energy development.
This map shows the location of major aquatic invasive species, compiled primarily from the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Invasives database.
Colorado Plateau REA MQ B1: Where are lotic and lentic surface waterbodies and livestock and wildlife watering tanks and artificial water bodies?
This map shows waterbodies and flowlines from the National Hydrography Dataset.
This map shows allotments by ownership type, compiled from datasets obtained from BLM and USFS. Also shows current and near-term status and long-term potential for change.
This map shows the potential current distribution of Gunnison sage-grouse, in the context of current and near-term terrestrial intactness and long-term potential for climate change and energy development.
Colorado Plateau REA MQ B3: What are seasonal discharge maxima and minima for the Colorado River and major tributaries at gaging stations?
This map shows average seasonal minimum and maximum flow rates at major gaging stations. The period of record varies for each gaging station; averages were for the entire period of record up to 9/30/2010.
This map shows percent cover of early and late successional soil crusts.
Colorado Plateau REA MQ E1: Where are the areas that have been changed by wildfire between 1999 and 2009?
This map shows areas that have experienced fire between 1999 and 2010, including fire severity information where available. Determination of "change" due to fire is not possible due to the lack of highly accurate pre- and post-fire maps of vegetation conditions, and the wide range of possible interpretations of what constitutes a change. Instead, the focus was placed on mapping the location of fires and severity; the overall likelihood of significant change in short term vegetation conditions increases with fire severity.