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The dataset summarizes areas of Central Valley waterbird habitats (i.e., wetland and cropland types) that are available for each of 17 projected scenarios by planning basin, scenario, habitat, and month (August – April of the following year). The dataset also includes relatively recent (year 2005) area of habitat (i.e., “existing_km2”) for comparison with habitat areas based on scenarios. In contrast with the dataset referenced as "Table A1", which solely includes the three managed, flooded cropland habitats, cropland habitats in this dataset are defined as winter-flooded rice, unplowed dry rice, winter-flooded corn, unplowed dry corn, and other winter-flooded cropland (in Tulare basin). Wetlands are defined as...
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Greater sage-grouse ( Centrocercus urophasianus; hereinafter, sage-grouse) are a sagebrush obligate species that has declined concomitantly with the loss and fragmentation of sagebrush ecosystems across most of its geographical range. The species has been considered for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act multiple times, and was most recently ruled to not warrant protection as of September 2015. Nevertheless, the species faces threats from increasing wildfire frequency and changing climate, which are identified frequently as two environmental drivers contributing to declines of sage-grouse populations. To help inform a threat assessment within the Great Basin for listing sage-grouse in 2015 under the...
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This habitat model was developed to identify suitable habitat for the federally-endangered least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) across its current and historic range in California. The vireo disappeared from most of its range by the 1980s, remaining only in small populations in southern California. Habitat protection and management since the mid-1980s has led to an increase in southern California vireo populations with small numbers of birds recently expanding into the historic range. Predictions from this model will be used to focus surveys in the historic range to determine where vireos are recolonizing and to track the status and distribution of populations over time. We used the Partitioned Mahalanobis...
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We designed a 12.2 km walking transect so that an observer would pass within 50m of all habitat in the estuary and also minimize fording large channels. This transect was drawn using the path tool in Google Earth on a satellite image of the survey area. The path was printed on top of paper maps and used by observers as a map in the field. Most often, the entire transect was walked by two observers, one starting in the far West, the other in the middle of the estuary. Observers were permitted to deviate from the map to get clear views of certain features like incised channels or to identify a particular bird. The transect spacing worked for most birds, but was too sparse to accurately count Belding’s Savannah Sparrows....


map background search result map search result map Long-term effects of wildfire on greater sage-grouse - integrating population and ecosystem concepts for management in the Great Basin Walking transect path Data for supplemental figure (Table A2) Least Bell's Vireo Habitat Suitability Model for California (2019) Walking transect path Data for supplemental figure (Table A2) Least Bell's Vireo Habitat Suitability Model for California (2019) Long-term effects of wildfire on greater sage-grouse - integrating population and ecosystem concepts for management in the Great Basin