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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...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This dataset consists of a raster of water-level changes for the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015. This digital dataset was created using water-level measurements from 7,529 wells measured in both 2013 and 2015. The map was reviewed for consistency with the relevant data at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
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The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This digital data set is the supplemental water-level measurements from 1,897 wells located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, or Texas and measured in various time periods, which were used to historical water-level change values for predevelopment to 2011 to 2014 and approximate water-level change values from predevelopment to 2015 to substantiate the map of water-level changes, predevelopment...
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Values represent percent of surrounding landscape (5K) are dominated by sagebrush cover. Reclassified LANDFIRE 2013 Existing Vegetation Type by selecting the ecological systems containing sagebrush (Codes: 2080, 2125, 2126, 2220, 2064, 2072, 2079, 2124) to create a binary raster dataset with 1 for the sagebrush land cover types and zero for all others.To incorporate sagebrush lost to fire in fires since the Landsat was flown in 2010 that Landfire was derived from, I used fire perimeters from 2011,2012, & 2013 to reclassify pixels designated as having sagebrush as 0 (not having sagebrush), which assumes a homogenous burn (in reality there may be patches of sagebrush left within a burn perimeter). I then ran focalsum...
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Conclusions: The study recorded flushing responses (whether or not an animal fled in response to disturbance) and flush distances of 6 species of diurnal raptors exposed to walking and vehicle disturbances in order to calculate minimum distances for species-specific buffer zones. In general, walking disturbances resulted in more flushing than vehicle disturbances for all species except the prairie falcon. For walking disturbances, a linear relationship existed between flight distance and body mass, with lighter species flushing at shorter distances; however, this trend did not hold for vehicle disturbance. Birds flushed at much shorter distances in response to approaching vehicles. Thresholds/Learnings: Buffer...
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Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience and...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This dataset consists of a raster of water-level changes for the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015. This digital dataset was created using water-level measurements from 3,092 wells measured in both the predevelopment period (about 1950) and in 2015, the latest available static water level measured in 2011 to 2014 from 72 wells in New Mexico and Wyoming, and using other published information...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience and...
The geomorphic effectiveness of extreme floods increases with aridity and decreasing watershed size. Therefore, in small dry watersheds extreme floods should control the age structure and spatial distribution of populations of disturbance-dependent riparian trees. We examined the influence of extreme floods on the bottomland morphology and forest of ephemeral streams in a semiarid region. Along six stream reaches on the Colorado Piedmont we examined channel changes by analyzing a rectified sequence of aerial photographs spanning 56 yr, and we investigated the spatial distribution of different-aged patches of forest by aging 189 randomly sampled cottonwood trees. Channel change in these ephemeral sand-bed streams...
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The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This digital data set contains the water-level measurements from 3,092 wells measured in both predevelopment (about 1950) and 2015 and from 72 wells, which are located in New Mexico and Wyoming and were measured in predevelopment and at least one time from 2011 to 2014. These water-level measurements were used to map water-level changes, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015. The map was reviewed for consistency...
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This USGS data release consists of two geospatial raster datasets and three geospatial vector data sets of water-level data. The data sets include a raster (A1) representing water-level change from predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015; the primary vector dataset (A2) of water-level-change data of static or near-static water levels in wells measured in predevelopment and 2015 (for wells in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas) and in wells measured in predevelopment and the latest available static or near-static water level from 2011 to 2015 (for wells in New Mexico and Wyoming), a supplemental vector dataset (A3) of water-level data used to manually substantiate the raster of water-level...
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Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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This data release consist of 34 channel cross sections of Powder River measured from 1975 through 2016 along a 90-kilometer reach from Moorhead to Broadus, Montana. Most channel cross sections were measured annually from 1975 through 1998 and then intermittently through 2016. In 1978, after all cross sections had been established, there was a extreme flood with an approximate 50-year recurrence interval. Thus, the data represent the short- and long-term response to an extreme flood. The data are in 34 Excel files (one file for each channel cross section) containing worksheets corresponding to each channel cross-section survey (from 2 to about 40). Worksheets contain the basic survey data (dates, equipment, reference...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This digital data set is the water-level measurements from 7,526 wells measured in both 2013 and 2015, which was used to map water-level changes, 2013 to 2015. The map was reviewed for consistency with the relevant data at a scale of 1:1,000,000.


    map background search result map search result map PLJV's Probable Playas Version 4 Response of wintering grassland raptors to human disturbance. Dataset: Sagebrush MW5k Percent Dataset: Index of Relative Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance across Sage-Grouse Management Zones Data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 and 2013 to 2015 Channel Cross-section Data for Powder River between Moorhead and Broadus, Montana from 1975 to 2016 (B2) Water-level change data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015 (A2) Water-level change data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 (A3) Supplemental water-level change data used to substantiate the map of water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 (B1) Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015 (A1) Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 Channel Cross-section Data for Powder River between Moorhead and Broadus, Montana from 1975 to 2016 Response of wintering grassland raptors to human disturbance. (A3) Supplemental water-level change data used to substantiate the map of water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 PLJV's Probable Playas Version 4 (B2) Water-level change data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015 (A2) Water-level change data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 Data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 and 2013 to 2015 (B1) Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015 (A1) Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 Dataset: Index of Relative Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance across Sage-Grouse Management Zones Dataset: Sagebrush MW5k Percent