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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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This mapping project was a collaboration among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish and Natural Heritage Commissions. It provides general information on the potential environmental risk to species of concern and sensitive habitats from proposed wind energy projects in Arkansas. According to the Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines, environmental risks include direct impacts e.g., collisions with turbines and associated infrastructure, habitat loss or degradation from turbines and infrastructure, habitat fragmentation, displacement or behavioral changes, and indirect impacts e.g., reduced nesting and breeding densities and the social ramifications of those reductions,...
The ALCC has asked the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) to assist them in engaging a third-party neutral facilitator who can work with the steering committee to identify key landscape scale resource management needs common to many of the ALCC partners. The overall goals of this project are twofold. One is to identify key future landscape scale resource management and science needs that are common to many of the ALCC partners, and in doing so, increase understanding of future landscape scale information needs among the ALCC steering committee members.
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The success of Gulf Coast restoration efforts hinge on partners sharing a common vision for conservation framed by explicit biological objectives for specific conservation targets. However, specific and explicit biological objectives that quantify what it means to actually share a common vision remain undefined. Therefore, this project’s goal is to develop explicit biological objectives for a common suite of conservation targets representative of sustainable Gulf habitats across the four Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)(i.e., Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, Peninsular Florida, and South Atlantic) and, for a subset of those species, to use Bayesian Network models to link these biological...
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Purpose:The 2023 Landscape Conservation Collaborative Inventory for the Pacific Northwest presents a consolidated overview of landscape conservation collaboratives across British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. This database delineates collaborative efforts, their objectives, and key stakeholders. The primary objective is to promote transparency, foster collaboration, and amplify the impact of conservation initiatives, thereby contributing to the responsible management and preservation of the Pacific Northwest’s natural resources and ecosystems.Designed for individuals involved in organizing, coordinating, or participating in landscape conservation initiatives within the Pacific Northwest, this inventory is a...
Categories: Data; Tags: CONSERVATION, CONSERVATION, CONSERVATION, CONSERVATION, Collaborative Partnerships, All tags...
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives are public-private partnerships composed of federal, state, and local governments, Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, interested public and private organizations, international jurisdictions, and others working together to address landscape and seascape scale conservation issues. However, numerous approaches to landscape conservation design (LCD) exist and the nuances among these efforts makes integration of LCD with other planning efforts and products, both within and across Landscape Conservation Cooperative boundaries, a challenge. We reviewed and synthesized information on LCD projects in the eastern United States to better understand challenges...
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Linkage Networks’ Synthesis Analysis The focal species and landscape integrity approaches identify habitat concentration areas (HCAs) and core habitats, respectively, and areas of the landscape important for connecting them. As in the Statewide Analysis and the Analysis of the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion (WHCWG, 2010, 2012), we consider that a linkage network consists of the combination of all the HCAs and the linkages modeled for a particular focal species, or core areas and modeled linkages for landscape integrity (WHCWG, 2010). These networks are useful individually, informing decisions pertaining to maintaining and restoring connectivity for the particular focal species (or species considered similar enough in...
New version for 2023. This collection consolidates the IGS Oil and Gas database, documents, logs, and LAS files, superseding collections “Collection of Well logs from Idaho” and “Idaho oil and gas well data.” These files include information on current and historical oil and gas exploration wells in Idaho provided by companies to the Oil and Gas Commission from 1903-2022. This data was transferred to the Idaho Geological Survey in 2009 from the Idaho Department of Lands, who regulates and maintains data for recent/current oil and gas exploration in Idaho. The Idaho Geological Survey maintains files on two hundred fourteen oil and gas wells in the state. Some files contain drilling service reports, geophysical logs,...
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In practice, there are a number of challenges associated with formal consideration of the environment in water planning in large parts of the Desert LCC region. In Arizona, for example, there is no legal requirement to include the environment in water management or planning efforts (Megdal et al. 201 0). Therefore, there is little incentive to develop the additional tools and resources required to include the environment as a water demand sector. Appropriate inclusion of the environment into water planning requires conducting planning at a scale and geography that matches regional hydrology rather than political boundaries. Therefore, without explicit policy guidance from state government, regional stakeholders...
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The Red River Stakeholder Engagement project’s primary objective was to uncover areas of concern for stakeholders who live, work, and play along the Red River Basin. It examined the complexity of the cultural-geographic landscape across the Red River Basin. By focusing on both the geographic and the cultural, we gain a better understanding of how individuals, communities, and organizations interact with the basin and with one another, how they arecurrently experiencing changes, and what they perceive a changing climate means for them.This cultural-geographic approach recognizes that stakeholders’ concerns, priorities, and actions likely vary across space-and also vary in their cultural significance. For example,...
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Formed in 2007, the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WWHCWG) is an open collaborative science-based effort to produce tools and analyses that identify opportunities and priorities to provide habitat connectivity in Washington and surrounding habitats (https://waconnected.org). The WWHCWG began with a Statewide Habitat Connectivity Analysis, which highlighted several regions of the state that would benefit from finer-scale analyses. The group has since conducted analyses across many of those regions. The US Fish and Wildlife Service provided funding to develop habitat connectivity models for one of the remaining regions–Washington’s Cascades to Coast region. The goal of this project was to...
Categories: Data, Project; Tags: At-risk Species, CONSERVATION, CONSERVATION, CONSERVATION, Collaborative Partnerships, All tags...
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The Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Cascades to Coast Analysis produced the following geospatial data layers for landscape integrity: (1) a raster dataset depicting habitat suitability, (2) a vector dataset of core habitat depicting areas of high concentrations of suitable habitat, (3) a raster dataset depicting the landscape’s resistance to movement, (4) a raster dataset of cost-weighted distance depicting the permeability of the landscape for movement between core habitat areas, (5) a vector dataset depicting the least-cost paths between core habitat areas, and (6) a raster dataset depicting the least-cost corridors between core habitat areas. The data layers are provided in multiple file formats that...
The Water Harvesting Assessment Toolbox is a prototype decision aid designed to help communities in the Southwest US understand the role water harvesting can play in meeting water resource challenges while providing multiple additional benefits. It also introduces water harvesting techniques and suggests ways to implement locally appropriate water harvesting efforts. The Toolbox is intended for a wide range of users. In order to make most effective use of the Toolbox, a local facilitator should convene a varied group of community personnel (water supply management, stormwater management, transportation, planning, engineering, etc.) to go through the water harvesting assessment process together. A separate Facilitator’s...
Categories: Data; Tags: Applications and Tools, Applications and Tools, Arizona, Conservation Planning, DLCC, All tags...
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The Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Cascades to Coast Analysis produced the following geospatial data layers for western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus): (1) a raster dataset depicting habitat suitability, (2) a vector dataset of core habitat depicting areas of high concentrations of suitable habitat, (3) a raster dataset depicting the landscape’s resistance to movement, (4) a raster dataset of cost-weighted distance depicting the permeability of the landscape for movement between core habitat areas, (5) a vector dataset depicting the least-cost paths between core habitat areas, and (6) a raster dataset depicting the least-cost corridors between core habitat areas. The data layers are provided in multiple...
Guide to Assessing Rainwater and Stormwater Harvesting Potential to Meet Multiple Challenges and Provide Multiple Benefits. The Water Resources Research Center established the Desert Water Harvesting Initiative to enhance outreach and communication between utilities, practitioners of water harvesting, academics, and interested citizens. The Initiative includes a two-year WaterSMART research grant to develop a decision guide to rainwater and stormwater harvesting; an online data clearinghouse for research and publications on water harvesting, low-impact development, and green infrastructure; and the Rainwater-Stormwater Professionals Networks (RSPN) that meets semi-annually at the WRRC to keep members abreast of...
Categories: Data; Tags: Applications and Tools, Applications and Tools, Arizona, Conservation Planning, DLCC, All tags...
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Topock Marsh is a large wetland adjacent to the Colorado River and main feature of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (Havasu NWR) in southern Arizona. In 2010, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bureau of Reclamation began a project to improve water management capabilities at Topock Marsh and protect habitats and species. Initial construction required a drawdown, which caused below-average inflows and water depths in 2010-2011. Co-applicants Daniels and Haegele of FORT monitored Topock Marsh during the drawdown and immediately after, thus obtained information on immediate effects. However, stress from the drawdown may have a delayed effect on aquatic resources; additionally, significant changes to the infrastructure...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2013, AZ-04, Applications and Tools, Arizona, CA-08, All tags...


map background search result map search result map Development of a Decision Support Tool for Water and Resource Management using Biotic, Abiotic, and Hydrological Assessments of Topock Marsh Utility Guide to Rainwater/Stormwater Harvesting as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change Watershed Management Planning Materials and A Demonstration in the Upper Gila River Watershed Final Report: Red River Stakeholder Discovery Biological planning units and aquatic extensions for the Gulf Coast Arctic LCC Boundary Map, Satellite Arctic LCC Boundary Map Arctic LCC Boundary Map, Satellite - PDF Arctic LCC Boundary Map - PDF Arkansas Wind Wildlife and Habitat Risk Map Database of oil and gas wells in Idaho 2023 Partial Inventory of Landscape Conservation Collaboratives in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon Report Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Cascades to Coast Analysis Synthesis Analysis Geospatial Dataset Landscape Integrity Geospatial Dataset Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Geospatial Dataset Development of a Decision Support Tool for Water and Resource Management using Biotic, Abiotic, and Hydrological Assessments of Topock Marsh Watershed Management Planning Materials and A Demonstration in the Upper Gila River Watershed Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Cascades to Coast Analysis Synthesis Analysis Geospatial Dataset Landscape Integrity Geospatial Dataset Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Geospatial Dataset Arkansas Wind Wildlife and Habitat Risk Map Database of oil and gas wells in Idaho 2023 Final Report: Red River Stakeholder Discovery Utility Guide to Rainwater/Stormwater Harvesting as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change Biological planning units and aquatic extensions for the Gulf Coast Partial Inventory of Landscape Conservation Collaboratives in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon Report Arctic LCC Boundary Map, Satellite Arctic LCC Boundary Map Arctic LCC Boundary Map, Satellite - PDF Arctic LCC Boundary Map - PDF