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Understanding the physiological impacts of climate change on arid lands species is a critical step towards ensuring the resilience and persistence of such species under changing temperature and moisture regimes. Varying degrees of vulnerability among different species will largely determine their future distributions in the face of climate change. Studies have indicated that Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States are likely to become climate change hotspots, experiencing significantly drier and warmer average conditions by the end of the 21st century. However, relatively few studies have examined specifically the physiological effects of climate change on species inhabiting this region. This manuscript...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, OGC WMS Service; Tags: 2014, AZ-01, AZ-02, AZ-03, AZ-04, All tags...
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This carbon sequestration research is part of a new pilot grassland conservation program to protect at-risk grasslands from conversion to cropland in the northern Great Plains. Natural resources partners have leveraged more than $3 million in private and federal funding to support an innovative program that extends protection of privately-owned grasslands that have expired under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). In the past two years alone, the number of CRP acres nationally has dropped from 31.2 million to 27 million. Of the 4.2-million-acre-decline, lands lost in North Dakota and Montana accounted for 1.6 million acres, or 38 percent. The program aims to encourage private landowners to conserve CRP grasslands...
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Montane Conifer Connectivity of areas of high elevation and high human footprint in the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative study area. This application provides Montane Conifer Connectivity for 2000 and 2080 (A1B).The three primary geospatial layers used in this analysis were a digital elevation model (DEM), a vegetation layer, and a human footprint layer. Due to the geographic extent of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, digital elevation models from different sources had to be used to create one seamless DEM. The digital elevation models were obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), the United States Geologic Survey, and the Government of the Yukon Territory....
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While wildlife species do not respect political boundaries, conservation planning and implementation is often restricted by them. Thus, regionally rare species can be placed in the unenviable position of not being prioritized by any jurisdiction that they inhabit due to competition for scarce conservation resources. A regional conservation framework will enable states to cooperate toward common goals and share the costs and accomplishments of regionally conserving at risk species. However, the development of a regional conservation framework is inhibited by patchy species occurrence data. These data gaps can be informed by species distribution models. This project will compile available mussel data, develop species...
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This project will be focused on hosting 2-3 workshops in 2013 to train people to conduct the Springs Stewardship Institute’s spring assessment protocol and promote it as a standardized method. This will facilitate standardized data collection across the landscape that can contribute to a broad-scale inventory and assessment of springs, seeps, and aquatic resources throughout the Desert LCC.
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: 2012, AZ-01, AZ-02, AZ-03, AZ-04, All tags...
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mdEditorWeb application for writing metadata. Built using ember.js.See CONTRIBUTING.md for info on making contributions.Also, see the wiki for more info about the project.Prerequisites (for development)You will need the following things properly installed on your computer. Git Node.js (with NPM) Bower Ember CLI PhantomJSInstallation git clone https://github.com/adiwg/mdEditor.git this repository cd mdEditor change into the new directory npm install bower installRunning / Development ember server Visit your app at http://localhost:4200.Code GeneratorsMake use of the many generators for code, try ember help generate for more detailsRunning Tests ember test ember test --serverBuilding ember build (development) ember...
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mdEditorWeb application for writing metadata. Built using ember.js.See CONTRIBUTING.md for info on making contributions.Also, see the wiki for more info about the project.Prerequisites (for development)You will need the following things properly installed on your computer. Git Node.js (with NPM) Bower Ember CLI PhantomJSInstallation git clone https://github.com/adiwg/mdEditor.git this repository cd mdEditor change into the new directory npm install bower installRunning / Development ember server Visit your app at http://localhost:4200.Code GeneratorsMake use of the many generators for code, try ember help generate for more detailsRunning Tests ember test ember test --serverBuilding ember build (development) ember...
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Building upon the successful efforts of SARP, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and other federal, state, and local partners to establish and implement NFCAs in the Llano River watershed, TX and Chipola River watershed, FL (Birdsong et al., 2015, Garrett et al. 2015), we will coordinate a series of watershed-based conservation planning workshops focused on eight priority river systems in the Great Plains (i.e., the White River, Platte River, Arkansas-Kansas Rivers, Canadian River, Deep Fork River, Red River, Brazos River, and Colorado River). We will utilize conservation assessments and conservation planning tools recently developed by Labay and Henderickson (2014; http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/27744)...
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Conversion of grassland restored under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) back into croplands is occurring at a rapid rate at CRP contracts expire. A fee-market approach may be necessary to incentivize preservation of these restored grassland by assessing value to ecosystems services such as carbon sequestration.
Caves in the Ozarks of eastern Oklahoma are known to be inhabited by the rare Oklahoma cave crayfish (Cambarus tartarus), the Delaware cave crayfish (C. subterraneus), and the federally listed threatened Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae). These species utilize ground/subsurface water present in the caves. Because these caves occur in fractured limestone rock landscapes (karst), there is a strong surface water connection with any ground/subsurface water present in the caves. Consequently, actions on the land surface have the potential to influence groundwater quality in these caves. Delineating the recharge areas for these caves is an important initial step in protecting water quality and minimizing surface disturbances...
Categories: Data, Project; Tags: Project, accepted
In Texas, there are currently 15 species listed as state threatened, of which 5 are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act (TPWD 2010; USFWS 2009, 2011). For many of these species it is unknown how habitat quality and quantity is influenced by changes in flow, whether it be extreme low or high flows. Thus, the emphasis of this study will be to begin summarizing the effects of disruptive flow events on mussels to help inform ongoing conservation assessments by USFWS. The anticipated outcome of this project is a review of mussel-hydrologic relationships that USFWS can use to aide in their conservation and recovery activities for Texas mussel species.
Categories: Data, Project; Tags: Project, accepted
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Webinar for by Meade Krosby, UW, July 24, 2014Protecting and restoring ecological connectivity is a leading climate adaptation strategy forbiodiversity conservation (Heller & Zavaleta 2009, Lawler 2009), because species are expectedto have difficulty tracking shifting climates across fragmented landscapes (Thomas et al. 2004).Connectivity conservation is thus a primary focus of numerous large-scale climate adaptationinitiatives (e.g., U.S. Department of Interior’s Landscape Conservation Cooperatives), and a corestrategy of many federal climate adaptation plans (NPS 2010, USFS 2011, USFWS 2010). Thishas led to a growing need for approaches that identify priority areas for connectivityconservation in a changing climate.Riparian...
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Grassland ecosystems established under the conservation reserve program (CRP) in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) currently provide soil conservation and wildlife habitat services. We aimed to determine if these lands also sequester soil organic carbon (SOC), as compared with neighboring croplands across multiple farms in the North Dakota PPR. We sampled soil from small plots at 17 private farms in the central North Dakota PPR, where long-term (C15 years) grasslands managed under the CRP were paired with neighboring annual croplands. Cores were collected to 100 cm and split into 0–10, 10–20, 20–30, 30–40, 40–70, and 70–100 cm soil depth layers. We hypothesized the effect of land use on soil organic carbon (SOC),...
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The Social Network Analysis (SNA) provides data on where organizations are working, who they are working with and allows the LCD to identify gaps in conservation efforts and to identify collaboration potential. The SNA survey had respondents identify conservation priorities, level of engagement, level of collaboration, and different conservation strategies.These features represent areas of interest of conservation practitioners who have expressed interest in engaging in the broader landscape conservation design project (for more information visit the LCD project website http://columbiacoastblueprint.org/ ). Areas of interest represent areas where organizations work on conservation. They do not represent all conservation...
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Estimates of nutrient loading to the Gulf of Mexico indicate that nine states within the Mississippi River Basin are responsible for approximately 75% of all nitrogen and phosphorus delivered to the Gulf. The Mississippi Basin supports a rich assemblage of fish species; at least 25% of all species in the conterminous United States are found in the Basin. These assemblages reflect their habitats, human landscape disturbances, and fragmentation of the river network by dams. Climate also has close associations with aquatic habitat conditions and ultimately fish community composition. Climate change is anticipated to lead to additional changes in stream habitats, including changing thermal properties and flow regimes....
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mdEditorWeb application for writing metadata. Built using ember.js.See CONTRIBUTING.md for info on making contributions.Also, see the wiki for more info about the project.Prerequisites (for development)You will need the following things properly installed on your computer. Git Node.js (with NPM) Bower Ember CLI PhantomJSInstallation git clone https://github.com/adiwg/mdEditor.git this repository cd mdEditor change into the new directory npm install bower installRunning / Development ember server Visit your app at http://localhost:4200.Code GeneratorsMake use of the many generators for code, try ember help generate for more detailsRunning Tests ember test ember test --serverBuilding ember build (development) ember...
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Building upon the successful efforts of SARP, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and other federal, state, and local partners to establish and implement NFCAs in the Llano River watershed, TX and Chipola River watershed, FL (Birdsong et al., 2015, Garrett et al. 2015), we will coordinate a series of watershed-based conservation planning workshops focused on eight priority river systems in the Great Plains (i.e., the White River, Platte River, Arkansas-Kansas Rivers, Canadian River, Deep Fork River, Red River, Brazos River, and Colorado River). We will utilize conservation assessments and conservation planning tools recently developed by Labay and Henderickson (2014; http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/27744)...
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This final progress report describes the completion of the objectives of U.S. FWS Agreement Number F11AP00032 (Agreement) – Moving from Impacts to Action: Expert Focus Groups for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems of the North Pacific LCC – and Modification No. 001 to said Agreement – Identifying and Synthesizing Climate Change Effects, Adaptation Approaches, and Science Opportunities in the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (NPLCC) Terrestrial Ecosystems.
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Grassland birds throughout the United States have exhibited significant declines in the last three decades indicated no grassland bird species in the Upper Midwest were increasing in abundance. Continental and regional population declines are mirrored in Wisconsin with species like Henslow’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark and others declining by 50 – 90% since 1970. Conservation groups, state and federal agencies within the Upper Midwest have long recognized these declines and have taken action, yet despite the value of these conservation actions, none of the grassland birds have halted their population declines or returned to population sizes of the 1970s. Within the conservation community there...


map background search result map search result map North Pacific Forest Landscape Corridor and Connectivity Project: Assessing Landscape and Species Vulnerability - Spatial Data Mapping springs, seeps and aquatic habitat in the Desert LCC Physiological Effects of Climate Change on Species within the Desert LCC Watershed-Based Conservation Planning to Inform Selection and Implementation of a Network of Native Fish Conservation Areas in the Great Plains Carbon sequestration research to benefit grassland conservation in the northern Great Plains Climate models  for streams in the Mississippi River Basin Webinar:  Riparian Climate Corridors:Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation in a Changing Climate Imported from SB Imported from SB Imported from SB Soil Organic Carbon Beneath Croplands and Re-established Grasslands in the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Region North Dakota Expired Conservation Reserve Program Soil Organic Carbon Assessment Final Report Watershed-Based Conservation Planning to Inform Selection and Implementation of a Network of Native Fish Conservation Areas in the Great Plains Estimating grassland bird populations to inform landscape-level conservation in Wisconsin Regional Priorities for Focusing Freshwater Mussel Conservation in Streams Social Network Analysis Areas of Interest Carbon sequestration research to benefit grassland conservation in the northern Great Plains North Pacific Forest Landscape Corridor and Connectivity Project: Assessing Landscape and Species Vulnerability - Spatial Data Estimating grassland bird populations to inform landscape-level conservation in Wisconsin Social Network Analysis Areas of Interest Imported from SB Imported from SB Imported from SB Watershed-Based Conservation Planning to Inform Selection and Implementation of a Network of Native Fish Conservation Areas in the Great Plains Watershed-Based Conservation Planning to Inform Selection and Implementation of a Network of Native Fish Conservation Areas in the Great Plains Webinar:  Riparian Climate Corridors:Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation in a Changing Climate Regional Priorities for Focusing Freshwater Mussel Conservation in Streams Soil Organic Carbon Beneath Croplands and Re-established Grasslands in the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Region North Dakota Expired Conservation Reserve Program Soil Organic Carbon Assessment Final Report Physiological Effects of Climate Change on Species within the Desert LCC Mapping springs, seeps and aquatic habitat in the Desert LCC Climate models  for streams in the Mississippi River Basin