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Forest Retention Index classes for the southeastern United States at 2040 were processed using the Forest Retention Decision Tree and rendered on a 30-meter by 30-meter grid. The Forest Retention Index is used only for current forestland, identified using National Land Cover Database 2011. Many datasets were used as inputs for the Forest Retention Decision Tree, and they can be grouped into five broad categories: Protected, Tier 1 Priority, Tier 2 Priority, Threats to Forest Retention, and Socio-Economic Value of Forests. Protected datasets include Protected Areas Database-United States, National Conservation Easement Database, state-maintained databases, and private datasets volunteered by conservation partners....
FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY PHASE V EXPANSION PROJECT; BALDWIN AND MOBILE COUNTIES, ALABAMA AND BAY, BRADFORD, CITRUS, GADSEN, GILCHRIST, HERNANDO, HILLSBOROUGH LAKE, LEVY, MARION, SEMINOLE, VOLUSIA AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES FLORIDA, AND GREENE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI
GUNTERSVILLE RESERVOIR LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN, JACKSON AND MARSHALL COUNTIES, ALABAMA AND MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE DOLPHIN AND WAHOO FISHERY OF THE ATLANTIC, CARIBBEAN, AND GULF OF MEXICO.
Streamflow and Cross-Section Data for Tombigbee River Between Gainesville and Demopolis Locks and Dams
Streamflow and Cross-section Data for Tombigbee River Between Aliceville and Gainesville Locks and Dams
PATTON ISLAND BRIDGE AND APPROACHES CROSSING THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND CONNECTING THE CITIES OF FLORENCE AND MUSCLE SHOALS, COLBERT AND LAUDERDALE COUNTIES, ALABAMA.
SHORELINE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE: AN ASSESSMENT OF RESIDENTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY; ALABAMA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, AND VIRGINIA.
Wild insect pollination has significant positive effects on pollinator-dependent crop production. To assess the spatial distribution of demand for wild insect pollination, we mapped pollinator-dependent crops based on the 2011Cropland Data Layer.
People benefiting from potential new open space in the Southeast United States, large park analysis, half mile distance (2018)
Publicly accessible open spaces provide valuable opportunities for people to exercise, play, socialize, and build community. People are more likely to use public open spaces that are close (ideally within walking distance) to their homes, and larger open spaces often provide more amenities. To assess the potential benefit of creating new open space in the southeast US, we identified areas without access to open space within a certain distance category (in this case, 0.5 miles). Then, for each 30-meter pixel in the study area, we then totaled the number of people within 0.5 miles who do not currently have access to open space within that distance. This represents the number of people who would benefit from new open...
Conservation Priorities for Open Space Recreation Access in the Southeast United States, by Census Block Group (2018)
Publicly accessible open spaces provide valuable opportunities for people to exercise, play, socialize, and build community. People are more likely to use public open spaces that are close (ideally within walking distance) to their homes. To assess the spatial distribution of access to open space for recreation in the southeastern United States, we constructed an index of open space access based on the size of the largest publicly accessible open space within 10 miles of each point on the landscape, using three distance categories to represent whether people can reach the open spaces by walking (within 0.5 mile), via a short drive (within 3 miles), or via a longer drive (within 10 miles). Using the open space access...
This map layer consists of federally owned or administered lands of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For the most part, only areas of 320 acres or more are included; some smaller areas deemed to be important or significant are also included. There may be private inholdings within the boundaries of Federal lands in this map layer. Some established Federal lands which are larger than 320 acres are not included in this map layer, because their boundaries were not available from the owning or administering agency.
This map layer shows Indian lands of the United States. For the most part, only areas of 320 acres or more are included; some smaller areas deemed to be important or significant are also included. Federally-administered lands within a reservation are included for continuity; these may or may not be considered part of the reservation and are simply described with their feature type and the administrating Federal agency. Some established Indian lands which are larger than 320 acres are not included in this map layer because their boundaries were not available from the owning or administering agency.
Attempts to stabilize the shore can greatly influence rates of shoreline change. Beach nourishment in particular will bias rates of observed shoreline change toward accretion or stability, even though the natural beach, in the absence of nourishment, would be eroding. Trembanis and Pilkey (1998) prepared a summary of identifiable beach nourishment projects in the Gulf Coast region that had been conducted before 1996. Those records were used to identify shoreline segments that had been influenced by beach nourishment. Supplemental information regarding beach nourishment was collected from agencies familiar with nourishment projects in the State. All records were compiled to create a GIS layer depicting the spatial...
This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States and its Territories. These data delineate the areal extent of wetlands and surface waters as defined by Cowardin et al. (1979). Certain wetland habitats are excluded from the National mapping program because of the limitations of aerial imagery as the primary data source used to detect wetlands. These habitats include seagrasses or submerged aquatic vegetation that are found in the intertidal and subtidal zones of estuaries and near shore coastal waters. Some deepwater reef communities (coral or tuberficid worm reefs) have also been excluded from the inventory. These habitats, because of their...