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The Rainwater Basin (RWB) wetland complex in south-central Nebraska provides crucial stopover habitat for over 7 million waterfowl and 500,000 shorebirds every spring. However, only 10% of the original RWB wetlands remain, resulting in less available habitat for wetland-dependent birds. Conservation efforts are being employed to alleviate the loss of RWB wetlands. To aid conservation efforts, we created a vegetation map of all historical RWB wetlands based on 2004 imagery. The shapefile maps the 2004 vegetation communities for all historic wetlands in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska, USA. Vegetation communities include cropped areas that rarely pond water, cropped areas that often pond water, bare soil...
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This shapefile maps the 2012 vegetation communities for all historic wetlands in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska, USA. Vegetation communities include cropped areas that rarely pond water, cropped areas that often pond water, bare soil or mudflat, standing water, moist soil species, wetmeadow species, grasses, reed canarygrass, river bulrush, cattail, and woody species. Communities are based on training data from 2012 field vegetation surveys of over 12,000 points. This map is an update of a RWB vegetation map created in 2004. These data were processed by Ele Nugent, Roger Grosse, and Andy Bishop with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV), with help from RWBJV Geographic Information Systems Laboratory...
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Working with the conservation partnership in the Central Loess Hills BUL, this project was designed to develop the necessary baseline data and species habitat models needed to guide targeted conservation. Development of a conservation portfolio for the Central Loess Hills required five separate, but equally important elements. The elements of this project were: 1) Develop a spatially accurate landcover that delineates key habitats for which at-risk species respond, 2) Analyze landcover to develop meaningful landscape indices that can be used to develop spatially explicit species habitat models, 3) Collect and compile occurrence data for priority species (greater prairie chicken, whooping crane, and waterfowl), 4)...
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Combines the Playa Lakes Joint Venture's Probable Playas v4 (PLJV, PPv4))with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture's Nebraska Historic Wetland Mask (RWBJV, HWM). The PPv4 data was used for most of the great plains region including western Nebraska. The HWM was used for the central and eastern portions of Nebraska. Not all attributes were retained from their respective sources in order to combine the files. Please see the source data for information regarding each.
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The Rainwater Basin wetland complex (RWB) provides critical spring migration habitat for millions of waterfowl annually. As the region was settled, the abundant wetlands were drained for agricultural purposes. The ephemeral nature of these wetlands and lack of contemporary data prompted the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture to acquire aerial photography on an annual basis. Imagery was collected during peak waterfowl migration in the spring of 2004 and annually from 2006 to 2015. These years characterize a wide range of high plains climactic variability, ranging from drought to flooding. Analyses of these data have provided new insight into the distribution, function, and habitat provided by RWB wetlands. These...


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