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This project will conduct a vulnerability assessment, develop climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions, and generate implementation plans for focal habitats of the South and Central Coast regions of the CALCC, with a specific focus on four Southern California National Forests (Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres).Specific project goals include:(1) Assess the regional vulnerabilities and resiliencies of focal habitats to climate change and non-climate change stressors.(2) Generate climate-informed maps to identify how vulnerabilities vary spatially to help prioritize conservation areas and activities.(3) Identify implementable climate-smart conservation strategies and actions to conserve priority...
Adaptation Planning Workshop #1:We convened a two-day workshop with scientists, managers, conservation practitioners, and others to use the findings of the vulnerability assessment to inform the development of climate-smart adaptation strategies and actions to conserve priority habitats. Specifically, we used the results of the vulnerability assessment to evaluate whether existing management actions may be vulnerable to climate change, and identify opportunities to modify existing actions to reduce vulnerabilities and become more climate-smart. We then focused on identifying climate-smart conservation strategies and actions that are not currently being implemented, but should be considered in order to conserve priority...
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This dataset depicts renewable geothermal resources identified by the Utah Renewable Energy Zone (UREZ) task force.
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This data set represents wetland areas in Utah as delineated by the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) conducted by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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This dataset represents the soil texture from SSURGO and STATSGO soil descriptions for soil map units in the state of western Oregon that lie within the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Soil texture is the mineral particle size distribution of soil particles within a soil horizon. This dataset also documents rock fragments and organic matter that may contribute to water infiltration, storage and relocation within the surface horizons of the soil profile. For reference, see NRCS soil texture triangle: http://soils.usda.gov/technical/aids/investigations/texture/
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This data represents a draft “Integrated” alternative from the DRECP Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives dated December 17, 2012. Each integrated alternative is comprised of three primary elements: Renewable Energy Development areas, Conservation Area Reserve System areas, and Other Lands.The Renewable Energy Development areas include Development Focus Areas (DFAs) in all alternatives and in Alternatives 1, 6, and 7 also include Solar PEIS Variance lands.The Conservation Area Reserve System includes three components: the BLM Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) areas, Conservation Planning Areas, and Existing Conservation. The BLM LUPA areas are comprised of Desert Conservation Lands...
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Mojave and Great Basin Upper Bajada and Toeslope distribution within the DRECP study area.This community was extracted from the Land/Use Natural Vegetation Communities dataset provided by Aerial Information Systems and the California Dept. of Fish and Game. Extractions were based on the GroupCommunity field.The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and contractor Aerial Information Systems (AIS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of a portion of the western Mojave Desert in California. The mapped area is bounded to the west and south by USDA Ecoregional Subsection 322Ag of the Mojave Desert (Miles and Goudey 1997). To the east, the portion mapped...
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Intermontane Deep or Well-Drained Soil Scrub distribution within the DRECP study area.This community was extracted from the Land/Use Natural Vegetation Communities dataset provided by Aerial Information Systems and the California Dept. of Fish and Game. Extractions were based on the GroupCommunity field.The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and contractor Aerial Information Systems (AIS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of a portion of the western Mojave Desert in California. The mapped area is bounded to the west and south by USDA Ecoregional Subsection 322Ag of the Mojave Desert (Miles and Goudey 1997). To the east, the portion mapped by...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, White Fir, 1999. Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010), produced...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Pinyon IPS, Common Pinyon, 2009. Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010),...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Bark Beetles, Softwoods, 2007. Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010), produced...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, No Data on Host Type, 2000 Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010),...
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This dataset is a Basin Characterization Model (BCM) output using the GFDL A2 Scenario for Climatic Water Deficit (CWD) in southern Sierra Nevada California, for 2010-2039. The term climatic water deficit defined by Stephenson (1998) is quantified as the amount of water by which potential evapotranspiration (PET) exceeds actual evapotranspiration (AET). This term effectively integrates the combined effects of solar radiation, evapotranspiration, and air temperature on watershed conditions given available soil moisture derived from precipitation. Climatic water deficit can be thought of as the amount of additional water that would have evaporated or transpired had it been present in the soils given the temperature...
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This dataset is a Basin Characterization Model (BCM) output using the PCM A2 Scenario for annual Climatic Water Deficit (CWD), 2070-2099, clipped to the DRECP 12 km buffered boundary. The term climatic water deficit defined by Stephenson (1998) is quantified as the amount of water by which potential evapotranspiration (PET) exceeds actual evapotranspiration (AET). This term effectively integrates the combined effects of solar radiation, evapotranspiration, and air temperature on watershed conditions given available soil moisture derived from precipitation. Climatic water deficit can be thought of as the amount of additional water that would have evaporated or transpired had it been present in the soils given the...
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This dataset is a Basin Characterization Model (BCM) output using the PCM A2 Scenario for average Spring (March, April, May) snowpack, in central Sierra Nevada California, for 2040-2069. Snowpack: Amount of snow accumulated per month summed annually, or if divided by 12 average monthly snowpack. This is calculated as prior month's snowpack plus snowfall minus sublimation and snow melt. The California Basin Characterization Model (BCM) climate dataset provides historical and projected climate surfaces for the state at a 270 meter resolution. The historical data is based on 4 kilometer PRISM data, and the projected climate surfaces are based on the A2 and B1 scenarios of the PCM and GFDL GCMs. The BCM approach uses...
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These data were provided by Dudek, for full metadata please contact them directly. Layer description from Appendix A: The California Interagency Watershed Map of 1999 (updated May 2004, "calw221") is the State of California's working definition of watershed boundaries. Previous Calwater versions (1.2 and 2.2) described California watersheds, beginning with the division of the State's 101 million acres into ten Hydrologic Regions (HR). Each HR is progressively subdivided into six smaller, nested levels: the Hydrologic Unit (HU, major rivers), Hydrologic Area (HA, major tributaries), Hydrologic Sub-Area (HSA), Super Planning Watershed (SPWS), and Planning Watershed (PWS). At the Planning Watershed (the most detailed...
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A map service on the www depicting ownership parcels of the surface estate. Each surface ownership parcel is tied to a particular legal transaction. The same individual or organization may currently own many parcels that may or may not have been acquired through the same legal transaction. Therefore, they are captured as separate entities rather than merged together. Surface Ownership provides the land status user with a current snapshot of ownership within National Forest boundaries. The purpose of the data is to provide display, identification, and analysis tools for determining current boundary information for Forest Service managers, GIS Specialists, and others. Map service is symbolized showing US Forest Service...
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Locations of Papyrus spp mapped by CBI on the Crestridge Ecological Reserve in 2011 and/or 2012 as part of a SANDAG Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) grant to conduct invasive species mapping on these conserved lands.
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This map shows the predicted area of high fire potential for the current year up to the end of the forecast period as simulated by a modified version of the MC1 Dynamic General Vegetation Model (DGVM). Different colors indicate the level of consensus among five different MC1 simulations (i.e., one for each forecast provided by five different weather models), ranging from one of five to five of five simulations predicting high fire potential. The area of high fire potential is where PDSI and MC1-calculated values of potential fire behavior (fireline intensity for forest and shrubland and rate of spread of spread for grassland) exceed calibrated threshold values. Potential fire behavior in MC1 is estimated using...
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The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) is a measure of drought derived from both precipitation and temperature. Negative (i.e., dry) values of PDSI are closely associated with a high potential for wildland fire. PDSI is based on a supply-and-demand model of soil moisture originally developed by Wayne Palmer, who published his method in the 1965 paper Meteorological Drought for the Office of Climatology of the U.S. Weather Bureau.The index has proven to be most effective in indicating long-term drought (or wetness) over a matter of several months. PDSI calculations are standardized for an individual station (or grid cell) based on the long-term variability of precipitation and temperature at that location....


map background search result map search result map Soil texture for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- western Oregon, USA Utah Renewable Energy Zone (UREZ) Phase 1 Geothermal Zones (SGID93 Energy) Wetlands of Utah (SGID93 Water) Alternative 4 (DECEMBER 2012 VERSION) - Development Focus Areas (DFAs), DRECP Mojave and Great Basin Upper Bajada and Toeslope - Natural Community Distribution, DRECP Intermontane Deep or Well-Drained Soil Scrub - Natural Community Distribution, DRECP Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, White Fir, 1999 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Pinyon IPS, Common Pinyon, 2009 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Bark Beetles, Softwoods, 2007 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, No Data on Host Type, 2000 GFDL A2 Scenario Climatic Water Deficit, Southern Sierra Nevada California, 2010-2039 PCM A2 Scenario Annual Climatic Water Deficit, DRECP, 2070-2099 PCM A2 Scenario Average Spring Snowpack, Central Sierra Nevada California, 2040-2069 California Interagency Watersheds, DRECP US Forest Service Surface Ownership Papyrus spp Locations, Crestridge, 2011-12 MC1 DGVM fire potential consensus forecast January-November 2012 (number of weather forecasts resulting in high potential) Palmer drought severity index forecast June - August 2012 (based on ECPC 7-mo weather forecast) PCM A2 Scenario Average Spring Snowpack, Central Sierra Nevada California, 2040-2069 Intermontane Deep or Well-Drained Soil Scrub - Natural Community Distribution, DRECP Mojave and Great Basin Upper Bajada and Toeslope - Natural Community Distribution, DRECP GFDL A2 Scenario Climatic Water Deficit, Southern Sierra Nevada California, 2010-2039 Alternative 4 (DECEMBER 2012 VERSION) - Development Focus Areas (DFAs), DRECP California Interagency Watersheds, DRECP Wetlands of Utah (SGID93 Water) Utah Renewable Energy Zone (UREZ) Phase 1 Geothermal Zones (SGID93 Energy) PCM A2 Scenario Annual Climatic Water Deficit, DRECP, 2070-2099 Soil texture for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative- western Oregon, USA Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, White Fir, 1999 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Pinyon IPS, Common Pinyon, 2009 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Bark Beetles, Softwoods, 2007 Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, No Data on Host Type, 2000 MC1 DGVM fire potential consensus forecast January-November 2012 (number of weather forecasts resulting in high potential) Palmer drought severity index forecast June - August 2012 (based on ECPC 7-mo weather forecast) US Forest Service Surface Ownership