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The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC), as part of the work of the Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group (ILMAG), initiated a project in 2013 to develop plans for a searchable, public registry on climate change vulnerability assessments. Member agencies from the USGCRP Adaptation Science Work Group, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and several NGO’s also contributed. Vulnerability assessments are important for identifying resources that are most likely to be affected by climate change and providing insights on why certain resources are vulnerable. Consequently, they provide valuable information for informing climate change adaptation planning. CRAVe allows...
Whooping cranes (Grus americana) of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population migrate twice each year through the Great Plains in North America. Recovery activities for this endangered species include providing adequate places to stop and rest during migration, which are generally referred to as stopover sites. To assist in recovery efforts, initial estimates of stopover site use intensity are presented, which provide opportunity to identify areas across the migration range used more intensively by whooping cranes. We used location data acquired from 58 unique individuals fitted with platform transmitting terminals that collected global position system locations. Radio-tagged birds provided 2,158 stopover sites over 10...
The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC, http://www.greatplainslcc.org/) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers conserve plants, fish and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains. It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships — known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs, http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lcc.html) — that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity. The Great Plains LCC identifies science priorities for the region and helps foster science that addresses these priorities to support wildlife...
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To assess the current topography of the tidal marshes we conducted survey-grade elevation surveys at all sites between 2009 and 2013 using a Leica RX1200 Real Time Kinematic (RTK)Global Positioning System (GPS) rover (±1 cm horizontal, ±2 cm vertical accuracy; Leica Geosystems Inc., Norcross, GA; Figure 4). At sites with RTK network coverage (San Pablo, Petaluma, Pt. Mugu, and Newport), rover positions were received in real time from the Leica Smartnet system via a CDMA modem (www.lecia-geosystems.com). At sites without network coverage (Humboldt, Bolinas, Morro and Tijuana), rover positions were received in real time from a Leica GS10 antenna base station via radio link. When using the base station, we adjusted...
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Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Research is a priority research area identified by the Arizona Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability, which recommended that universities take the lead to identify regulatory barriers, cost and benefits, water quality issues and avenues for increasing utilization of stormwater and rainwater at the regional, community and individual property level. In an effort to address the priority research area, the University of Arizona will develop a decision support tool to be used by public utilities and agencies to evaluate suitability and cost-effectiveness of rainwater and stormwater capture at various scales for multiple benefits. Data from the City of Tucson, Arizona...
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The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. The All Roads Shapefile includes all features within the MTDB Super Class "Road/Path Features" distinguished where the MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) for the feature in MTDB that begins with "S". This includes...
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The ecologically-relevant geophysical (ERGo) landforms dataset is a comprehensive classification of landforms based on hillslope position and dominant physical processes that covers most of North America. Four hillslope positions form a natural sequence of topographic units along the catena: ridges/peaks (summits), upper slopes (shoulders), lower slopes (foot slopes), and valley bottoms (toe slopes). The position within each of these hillslopes as a function of solar orientation to reflect how ecological processes (especially soil moisture and evapotranspiration) are influenced by insolation. Also included are very flat (i.e. areas 50°). We provide these data here at 30 m resolution, grouped by Landscape Conservation...
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This layer represents slope (units=degrees) calculated from elevation data obtained from the PRISM climate group, distributed by Climate Source. From personal communication with Wanye Gibson, it was "based off of GTOPO30 data, and then Barnes filtered to the desired resolution" Wayne Gibson PRISM Group Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (NACSE) 2000 Kelley Engineering Center Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5501 Oregon State University Voice: (541) 737-2531 http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu http://www.climatesource.com/ http://www1.gsi.go.jp/geowww/globalmap-gsi/gtopo30/gtopo30.html SNAP resampled the 2km elevation product to the 1km model resolution by bilinear interpolation,...
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This dataset is one of a dozen or so datasets that provide the basis for a vulnerability assessment of the Great Northern LCC that examines land use and climate changes at landscape scales, for the full LCC boundary. It provides a measure of vulnerability based on biome velocity and using a terrestrial (moving window) anlaysis. The values range from 0 to 1 and are unitless, where Vhg = Eh x (1-Ag). The original floating point values ranging from 0-1.0 were multiplied by 100 and converted to integer format for this dataset.
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This dataset is one of a dozen or so datasets that provide the basis for a vulnerability assessment of the Great Northern LCC that examines land use and climate changes at landscape scales, for the full LCC boundary. It provides a measure of vulnerability based on temperature change using a watershed-based analysis. The values range from 0 to 1 and are unitless, where Vtw = Et x (1-Aw). The original floating point values ranging from 0-1.0 were multiplied by 100 and converted to integer format for this dataset.


map background search result map search result map National Land Cover Database 2006 for Colorado and New Mexico Land Surface Forms for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Development of the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe): A Searchable, Public Online Tool for Understanding Species and Habitat Vulnerability TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2013, county, Lemhi County, ID, All Roads County-based Shapefile Utility Guide to Rainwater/Stormwater Harvesting as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change Vhg: terrestrially-defined vulnerability, biome velocity for Great Northern LCC Vtw: hydrologically-defined vulnerability, temperature change for Great Northern LCC Ecologically-relevant landforms for Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC Tijuana: Tidal Marsh Digital Elevation Model Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) - Slope Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T3 from 1976 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P1 from 1977 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P4 from 1977 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T3 from 1979 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 1988 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P11 from 16 July 1998 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 14 July 1999 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T9 from 2010 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands P8 and T1 from 2015 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T3 from 1976 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T3 from 1979 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P4 from 1977 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland T9 from 2010 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 1988 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P8 from 14 July 1999 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P1 from 1977 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetlands P8 and T1 from 2015 Digital Orthorectified Aerial Image of Cottonwood Lake Study Area Wetland P11 from 16 July 1998 Tijuana: Tidal Marsh Digital Elevation Model TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2013, county, Lemhi County, ID, All Roads County-based Shapefile National Land Cover Database 2006 for Colorado and New Mexico Land Surface Forms for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Utility Guide to Rainwater/Stormwater Harvesting as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change Ecologically-relevant landforms for Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC Vhg: terrestrially-defined vulnerability, biome velocity for Great Northern LCC Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) - Slope Vtw: hydrologically-defined vulnerability, temperature change for Great Northern LCC Development of the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe): A Searchable, Public Online Tool for Understanding Species and Habitat Vulnerability