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Tammy Fancher


Fort Collins Science Center

Office Phone: 970-226-9306
Fax: 970-226-9230
ORCID: 0000-0002-1318-3614

2150 Centre Avenue
Building C
Fort Collins , CO 80526-8118

Supervisor: Gail A Montgomery
The purpose of this data release and associated data series (Carr and Fancher, 2021) was to compile occurrence records and map the distribution of a freshwater mussel assemblage for the Bureau of Land Management Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for the Southern Great Plains. The freshwater mussel assemblage includes Amblema plicata (threeridge), Fusconaia flava (Wabash pigtoe), Lampsilis cardium (plain pocketbook), Lampsilis teres (yellow sandshell), Pyganodon grandis (giant floater), and Uniomerus tetralasmus (pondhorn). The focal species in the assemblage were selected based on the following criteria: (1) the species are regionally significant, (2) occurrence records are sufficient to map the distribution of the species...
‚ÄčThe USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) conducts research and develops technical applications to assist land habitats, and ecosystems. Although the majority of FORT’s activities are conducted within the 15-state Central Region of the USGS, many FORT projects are national or international in scope. FORT serves all Department of the Interior land management bureaus and other natural resource agencies. In addition, FORT scientists partner with DOI and other federal entities such as CDC, DOE, EPA, NASA, NIH, and USDA to share expertise and resources. FORT also partners with several universities and works cooperatively with states and nongovernmental organizations. Products and services include reports and publications,...
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center created a national data set of the footprint area of solar arrays for the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center. We identified potential solar facility locations for the conterminous U.S. using the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) utility-scale facilities data from 2015. The footprint area of each solar array was digitized on-screen using true color aerial imagery from the most recently available National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) for each state (NAIP 2013-2015). We used supplementary ESRI basemap imagery accessed via ArcGIS to verify locations of arrays observed in NAIP imagery. Arrays separated by more than 30 meters...
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