Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world
Advanced Search

Filters: Categories: Project (X)

2,990 results (555ms)   

Filters
Date Range
Extensions
Types
Categories
Contacts
Tag Types
Tag Schemes
View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data Release represents geospatial and tabular data on irrigation water use in Kansas. The data release was produced in compliance with open data requirements. The dataset consists of 3 separate items with similar attributes aggregated to different geographic extents: 1. Kansas counties; 2. Kansas regional planning areas used in the Kansas Water Plan; and 3. Kansas irrigation water-use analysis regions. Reported 2014 water withdrawn for irrigation, acres irrigated, and application rates along with the published application rate statistics from the previous 4 years (2010–13) are shown with the 2014 statistics and are used to calculate a 5-year average. The 2014 annual total...
thumbnail
This USGS Data Release represents geospatial and tabular data for the Denali Sampling Project. The data release was produced in compliance with the new 'open data' requirements as way to make the scientific products associated with USGS research efforts and publications available to the public. The dataset consists of 4 separate items: 1. Sample Site Locations (Vector GIS dataset) 2. Sample Transects (Vector GIS dataset) 3. Final Index Score Output (Raster GIS dataset) 4. Sample Site Recordings - Finalized (Tabular dataset) These data support the following publication: Drew A. Ignizio, ScienceBase Team, 2015, SAMPLE Denali Observations from 2010-2015, USGS Open File Report.
thumbnail
This SSP project contributed to completion of three publications. One focused on survival of American woodcock using data from Michigan collected 1978-1998 and two focused on fall migration progression, rates, direction and destination.
thumbnail
Climate change is expected to alter the distributions and community composition of stream fishes in the Great Lakes region in the 21st century, in part as a result of altered hydrological systems (stream temperature, streamflow, and habitat). Resource managers need information and tools to understand where fish species and stream habitats are expected to change under future conditions. Fish sample collections and environmental variables from multiple sources across the United States Great Lakes Basin were integrated and used to develop empirical models to predict fish species occurrence under present-day climate conditions. Random Forests models were used to predict the probability of occurrence of 13 lotic fish...
thumbnail
Bats are essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Bat populations are in trouble, however. Since 2006, more than 5 million bats have died due to a fungal disease called White-nose Syndrome (WNS). At the same time, several migratory tree-dwelling species are being killed in unprecedented numbers by wind turbines. In light of these emerging threats, the scientific community has expressed great interest in improving access to historical occurence and WNS data to better inform bat conservation efforts. To address this need, this project is integrating two important datasets into the USGS Bat Population Database, an enterprise...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), Lasiurus borealis, Nyctinomops macrotis, Myotis melanorhinus, Idionycteris phyllotis, All tags...
thumbnail
Mesa Verde National Park offers important habitat for bats. Recent high-intensity fires, drought, and pest insect infestations have destroyed a large proportion of the park's pinyon-juniper, Douglas-fir, and ponderosa pine habitats, but the bat fauna of the park has not been assessed since these widespread changes took place. FORT biologists documented 16 species of bats at Mesa Verde in 2006, which includes all species of bats known from western Colorado. This included the first documentation of a maternity colony of the spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) in Colorado. The high mesas at Mesa Verde, bisected by numerous canyons and cliff faces, provide very favorable roosting habitat for bats, and this was borne out...
thumbnail
Inland fish populations are a crucial resource to humans and communities around the world. Recreational fishing throughout the United States, for example, provides important revenue to local and state economies; globally, inland fisheries are a vital food source for billions of people. Warming temperatures and changing precipitation patterns, however, are already causing significant changes to fish communities worldwide. Since the mid-1980s, scientists have projected the effects of climate change on inland fish, and in more recent years, documentation of impacts has increased. However, the number of documented impacts of climate change on inland fish remains low. A comprehensive understanding of how climate change...
thumbnail
Projected water deficits mean that land and water managers must be proactive in their management of rivers and shallow aquifers, if they want to maintain the ecosystems dependent upon them. To do this, managers and decision makers need easy access to the best techniques available for determining how much water ecosystems need. This project will result in a Desert LCC-wide database of environmental flow needs and responses (environmental water demands) to help water and land managers make management decisions. This project will identify critical data gaps in flow need and flow response data in the Desert LCC (especially related to baseflow dependent streams) and result in a user-friendly, one-stop-shop for managers...
Categories: Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: Decision Support, California, New Mexico, Baja California, Map, All tags...
thumbnail
Description of Work Benthos (benthic invertebrate) and plankton (phytoplankton/zooplankton) communities in Wisconsin's four Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (AOCs; Menominee River, Lower Green Bay and Fox River, Sheboygan River, and Milwaukee Estuary) and six non-AOCs will be quantified. The inclusion of non-AOC sites will allow comparison of AOC sites to relatively-unimpacted or less-impacted control sites with natural physical and chemical characteristics that are as close as possible to that of the AOCs. The community data within and between the AOCs and non-AOCs will be analyzed. This project is a cooperative agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the US Geological Survey (USGS)....
thumbnail
Description of Work USGS will conduct seasonal sampling of benthic invertebrates, zooplankton, prey fish, and their diets to complement the seasonal lower trophic level sampling by EPA. A point of emphasis is describing the vertical distribution of planktivores and their zooplankton prey, to fill a knowledge gap on these predator/prey interactions. These data will provide a more holistic understanding of how invasive-driven, food-web changes could be altering energy available to sport fishes in the Great Lakes and used to build bioenergetics models that can evaluate whether zooplankton dynamics are being driven by limited resources or excessive predation. Understanding the key drivers of zooplankton will provide...
thumbnail
We will develop a set of linked models to help predict the effects of climate change on rivers and endangered species. These will include watershed- and reach-scale models to predict streamflow, water temperatures, and other fish habitat metrics under various climatic scenarios for the reaches used by species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), plus a combined bioenergetics and life-cycle model (to be done by the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS]) to assess the impact of these factors on fish growth, reproduction, and survival. We propose to test the model framework at a site on the Methow River, Washington, to explore additional opportunities for collaboration and model development.
thumbnail
Description of Work U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is identifying the types and locations of emerging and legacy toxic contaminants in the water and sediments at 59 major tributaries to the Great Lakes (including many Area of Concern sites). This information is needed to help prioritize watersheds for restoration, develop strategies to reduce contaminants, and measure the success of those efforts in meeting restoration goals. The USGS contaminant and virus tributary monitoring network follows the National Monitoring Network for Coastal Waters design. The monitoring effort includes collecting emerging contaminant samples at 17 sites, a subset of the 30 nutrient monitoring sites; and for human viruses and other waterborne...
thumbnail
The Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment project (an FY2012 NW CSC funded project), resulted in several datasets describing projected changes in climate, hydrology and vegetation for the 21st century over the Northwestern US. The raw data is available in netCDF format, which is a standard data file format for weather forecasting/climate change/GIS applications. However, the sheer size of these datasets and the specific file format (netCDF) for data access pose significant barriers to data access for many users. This is a particular challenge for many natural/cultural resource managers and others working on conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest. The goal of this project was to increase...
thumbnail
The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative needs seamless landcover data for the south-central United States. This information is essential for developing computer modeling tools related to the conservation of many terrestrial species and determining the quality of vegetation to assess current and desired conditions.
thumbnail
The objectives of this SSP project were to develop a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based habitat model for the state of Louisiana and to develop a tool for evaluating the potential effects of various land-use changes on Louisiana black bears. A habitat model previously developed to assess habitat impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the coastal black bears in Louisiana (Murrow et al. 2012) was used as the starting point of the analysis for this study. That dataset was augmented with telemetry locations collected from 1993 to 2010 to extend and modify the original coastal model which was based on the Mahalanobis distance (D2) statistic. The goal was to then use that model to develop an estimator and user-friendly...
thumbnail
This project will provide a comprehensive synthesis of beaver recolonization science and techniques for successful reintroduction or population expansion through a thorough, in-depth, coordinated review of all North American beaver-related information, including identification of research gaps and data needs, and recommendations for project implementation. This information will be disseminated through a series of one-day workshops.
thumbnail
This project initiated the first large-scale Tribal government discussions on the relationship of scientific research and traditional knowledge in the activities of the NPLCC. The project: 1. Reviewed existing approaches and protocols related to scientific research and traditional knowledge in the Pacific Northwest, characterized different types of traditional knowledge and the contexts in which these are encountered; 2. Initiated discussions among the 21 member Tribes of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (all other Tribes are welcome to join); 3. Reported on their views; 4. Proposed a framework for the use of TK based on discussions and presented it for a possible consensus by all participants; and 5. Conducted...
thumbnail
The project had 2 broad objectives. The first objective was to meet the needs of the Yurok Tribe in collecting and documenting TEK to inform tribal planning related to climate change impacts to culturally significant wildlife and habitats that support these species. This information is crucial to informing Yurok Tribe resource managers and the Yurok Council as it embarks on climate change adaptation planning. The Yurok Tribe’s Council and Environmental, Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries and Cultural Resources Programs will benefit from the knowledge and wisdom gained from the project as the Tribe prepares for climate change impacts. The second objective was to assist the NPLCC in its efforts to integrate Tribal TEK...
thumbnail
The Tongass National Forest has identified resources that are important to stakeholders and vulnerable to climate-related stressors. Cooperators will review an action plan and convene a workshop to be held in Southeast Alaska in 2016. The workshop will foster collaboration between scientists, managers, and stakeholders. Workshop goals include: • sharing information about climate-related stressors and effects on NPLCC Priority Resources in the Tongass National Forest; • developing strategic priorities for improving understanding, reducing risks, and increasing adaptive capacity and resilience; • coordinating support for increasing knowledge and informing resource managers


map background search result map search result map Evaluating Climate-Induced Runoff and Temperature Change on Stream Habitat Metrics for Endangered or Threatened Fish - BOR Project FY2011 Regional decision support tool for identifying vulnerabilities of riverine habitat and fishes to climate change Utilizing Yurok Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Inform Climate Change Priorities Gathering Our Thoughts: Tribal Recommendations on a Traditional Knowledge Management Framework for the NPLCC - Tulalip Tribes of WA Determine Baseline and Sources of Toxic Contaminant Loadings Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) - LAKE HURON Bat Use of Coniferous Forests at Mesa Verde National Park Benthos & Plankton in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan AOCs Using Beaver for Climate Change and Conservation Benefits “Common Ground” Landcover Classification: Oklahoma Ecological Systems Mapping North American Bat Data Integration Desert LCC Environmental Flows Database Integrated Scenarios Tools: Improving the Accessibility of the Integrated Scenarios Data Climate Change in the Tongass National Forest – Fostering Strategic Collaboration and Informing Sustainable Management of Priority Resources Global Analysis of Trends in Projected and Documented Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fish Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014 Woodcock radio-telemetry with expert workshops Identification of previously undocumented Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP), Ammodramus savannarum floridanus, occurrences on public and private lands, and confirmation of the current population status and distribution A habitat assessment tool for the Louisiana black bear 5087 - 2015 Sample Data Release1222 Bat Use of Coniferous Forests at Mesa Verde National Park Utilizing Yurok Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Inform Climate Change Priorities Gathering Our Thoughts: Tribal Recommendations on a Traditional Knowledge Management Framework for the NPLCC - Tulalip Tribes of WA Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) - LAKE HURON A habitat assessment tool for the Louisiana black bear Irrigation water use in Kansas, 2014 “Common Ground” Landcover Classification: Oklahoma Ecological Systems Mapping Benthos & Plankton in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan AOCs Identification of previously undocumented Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP), Ammodramus savannarum floridanus, occurrences on public and private lands, and confirmation of the current population status and distribution Climate Change in the Tongass National Forest – Fostering Strategic Collaboration and Informing Sustainable Management of Priority Resources Integrated Scenarios Tools: Improving the Accessibility of the Integrated Scenarios Data Woodcock radio-telemetry with expert workshops Determine Baseline and Sources of Toxic Contaminant Loadings Regional decision support tool for identifying vulnerabilities of riverine habitat and fishes to climate change Desert LCC Environmental Flows Database Using Beaver for Climate Change and Conservation Benefits 5087 - 2015 Sample Data Release1222 North American Bat Data Integration Global Analysis of Trends in Projected and Documented Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fish