Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Filters: Tags: BMP (X)

19 results (298ms)   

Filters
Date Range
Extensions
Types
Contacts
Categories
Tag Types
Tag Schemes
View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
This metadata record documents 11 comma delimited tables representing the amount of reported best management practice (BMP) implementation for the years from 1985 to 2014 at three geographic scales: county or land-river modeling segment, River Input Monitoring (RIM) station drainage areas, and the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed (CBWS). Data originated from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed jurisdictions including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Data were reported to the Chesapeake Bay Program for an annual review of progress toward meeting nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction goals.
thumbnail
Pima County makes extensive use of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology for making maps. For the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, this was an important technology for assembling the extensive existing data, both digital and non-digital, identifying critical gaps in the data and potential remedies, and providing a means for analyzing the information on biological and physical resources over the six million acre study area. SDCP Mapguide was created to display many of the natural resource GIS data layers, but Mapguide is being replaced with PimaMaps. You can use either to make your own overlays on aerial photos, line maps, or USGS topography. Customize your online map while panning and zooming on the...
thumbnail
This metadata record covers 18 comma delimited files that support the USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5022 Manure and Fertilizer Inputs to Land in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 1950-2014 by Jennifer Keisman, Olivia Devereux, Andrew LaMotte, Andrew Sekellick, and Joel Blomquist. The data were created by running scenarios through the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership Phase 5.3.2 Watershed Model for years between 1985 and 2014. Scenarios include data with the reported Best Management Practice (BMP) for each year, as well as scenarios with no BMPs for each year. Data include summaries of the amount of land use change and animal BMPs reported as implemented for each year. Data originated with the Chesapeake...
thumbnail
This metadata record documents 3 sets of comma delimited tables representing the amount of reported best management practice (BMP) implementation within the Chesapeake Bay watershed as well as output data from scenarios of the Chesapeake Bay Program Phase 5.3.2 Watershed Model. The scenario data were used to estimate the effects of BMPs on water quality. The data are organized by three themes (child items below); 1) BMP implementation and definitions, 2) isolation scenarios, and 3) "Progress" and "No Action" scenarios.
thumbnail
The current information available for the Genesee River and watershed is insufficient to assess if the Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) delisting criteria for the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern (AOC) can or have been met. With on-going and future projects that are implementing best practices to control soil erosion and the reduction of nutrients that reach the Rochester Embayment, the river and the watershed, it becomes a necessity to: 1.) collect more frequent Total Suspended Sediment (TSS) data for the Genesee River both within and outside of the AOC; and 2.) to have a study design capable of evaluating the impact/success of the current and proposed GLRI projects in the watershed. This project is envisioned...
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: BMP, Best-Management Practices, Best-Management Practices, Best-Management Practices, CAFO, All tags...
thumbnail
The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) is a multi-agency effort to scientifically quantify the environmental benefits of conservation practices used by private landowners participating in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other conservation programs. Project findings will guide USDA conservation policy and program development and help farmers and ranchers to make informed conservation choices. The three principal components of CEAP — the national assessment, the watershed assessment studies, and the bibliographies and literature reviews — contribute to the evolving process of building the science base for conservation. That process includes research, monitoring and data collection, modeling,...
thumbnail
NatureServe worked with several federal, state, and NGO partners in the United States and Mexico to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment of major natural community types found within the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. The project focused on ten major upland, riparian, and aquatic community types, including pinyon-juniper woodlands, Joshua tree-blackbrush scrub, creosote-bursage scrub, salt desert scrub, Paloverde-mixed cacti scrub, semi-desert grassland, desert riparian and stream, riparian mesquite bosque, and desert springs. This effort piloted a new Habitat Climate Change Vulnerability Index (HCCVI) approach being developed by NatureServe, as a companion to an existing index for species. The project...
thumbnail
Funded by Arizona Game & Fish Department, our team of conservation biologists and GIS Analysts at Northern Arizona University are creating detailed linkage designs for 16 priority areas highlighted in the Wildlife Linkages Assesment. These plans identify and map multi-species corridors that will best maintain wildlife movement between wildland blocks, as well as highlight specific planning and road mitigation measures required to maintain connectivity in these corridors. Note: The linkage design reports are in compressed PDF format for faster download. Unfortunately, the compression occasionally makes small text on maps within the report difficult to read. If you would like a high-resolution PDF or PNG copy of any...
thumbnail
Would you like to help ensure California's plants and animals are resilient to climate change, but are unsure of what actions to take? Here we present concrete conservation actions land managers can take now to help address the threat of climate change to the terrestrial species of California. This interactive map provides regional climate projections with information about topography, coastal proximity and level of habitat fragmentation to help land managers identify concrete conservation actions they can take now to help address the threat of climate change to the terrestrial species of California.
thumbnail
This metadata record documents 2 comma delimited tables representing output from the Chesapeake Bay Program Phase 5.3.2 Watershed Model. The effect of best management practices (BMP) in 2014 in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (CBWS) is estimated through a series of model scenarios that isolate the effect of individual BMPs. Data include a table describing the series of isolation scenarios and the summarized output of all scenarios. Scenario output include the estimated nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment mass reductions for each BMP. Analysis of BMP implementation over time can provide insight to water quality restoration progress.
thumbnail
This map combines the predicted distributions (whenever possible) and the spp. occurrences (from the FNAI element occurrence database when we don't have a predicted distribution) for the 16 species included in the Wildlife Best Management Practices. This will be used in conjunction with PFLCC's Working Lands Priority Resource, and potentially spatial data on Notices of Intent for Wildlife on Agricultural and/or Forestry Lands. Sources for data: Harlequin Darter, Bluenose shiner, and Blackmouth shiner -- predicted distributions came from Fish Species Distribution Modeling (2013) Crystal Darter, Tessellated Darter, Santa Fe Crayfish, and Georgia Blind Salamander -- spp. occurrences from FNAI element occurrence (from...
thumbnail
Solar development has the potential to have widespread impacts on the California desert. Thus, it is important to have as much information as possible regarding the impacts of facilities and related infrastructure on the natural ecosystem and surrounding desert communities, how current policies are influencing development, and how the federal process is working on evaluating solar development applications. This research is detailed in this website. "Renewable Energy in the California Desert: Mechanisms for Evaluating Solar Development on Public Lands" is the result of sixteen months of research conducted by ten graduate students from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environmen t through...
thumbnail
Biologists, engineers, planners and land managers from nine public agencies have worked together since 2004 to identify large blocks of protected habitat, the potential wildlife movement corridors through and between them, the factors that could possibly disrupt these linkage zones and opportunities for conservation. Recognizing that habitat connectivity is a landscape issue involving multiple land jurisdictions, this workgroup has engaged in unprecedented cooperation and facilitated discussions and partnerships to help ensure a unified approach to wildlife linkage conservation and management. This reinforces the commitment to and efficiency of wildlife connectivity measures undertaken by all stakeholders, using...
thumbnail
This report is volume 2 of a two-volume ecological assessment of grassland ecosystems in the Southwestern United States. Broad-scale assessments are syntheses of current scientific knowledge, including a description of uncertainties and assumptions, to provide a characterization and comprehensive description of ecological, social, and economic components within an assessment area. Volume 1 of this assessment focused on the ecology, types, conditions, and management practices of Southwestern grasslands. Volume 2 (this volume) describes wildlife and fish species, their habitat requirements, and species-specific management concerns, in Southwestern grasslands. This assessment is regional in scale and pertains primarily...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture supports agricultural research by encouraging the formation of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams. Project teams focus on agricultural issues related to profitability and economic and environmental sustainability. Recently, a U.S. Department of Agriculture project to study the impact of equine management and feeding practices on the environment was approved. The project, “NE-1041: Environmental Impacts of Equine Operations,” is a Northeast regional project but includes research and extension faculty from across the country. The project team includes representatives from Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina,...
thumbnail
This report is volume 1 of a two-volume ecological assessment of grassland ecosystems in the Southwestern United States. Broadscale assessments are syntheses of current scientific knowledge, including a description of uncertainties and assumptions, to provide a characterization and comprehensive description of ecological, social, and economic components within an assessment area. Volume 1 of this assessment focuses on the ecology, types, conditions, and management practices of Southwestern grasslands. The second volume, due to be published in 2005, describes wildlife and fish species, their habitat requirements, and species-specific management concerns, in Southwestern grasslands. This assessment is regional in...
thumbnail
This metadata record documents a comma-delimited table representing scenario output from the Chesapeake Bay Program Phase 5.3.2 Watershed Model. The annual effect of best management practices (BMP) on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (CBWS) is estimated through a series of model scenarios. The model output data tables for each year from 1985 to 2014 are included with estimated mass of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment. Each year has an output table for a “Progress” scenario, which is a model run with all BMPs active, and a “No Action” scenario, which is a model run with all BMPs deactivated. Model output is provided at the Watershed Model land-river segment scale.
thumbnail
The rapidly increasing demands being placed on our deserts points to the urgent need for a connectivity assessment that spans multiple jurisdictional boundaries and promotes the partnerships needed to implement a regional conservation strategy for this diverse and striking landscape. The vast scale of renewable energy developments proposed in the California deserts are likely to impact habitat connectivity, alter essential ecosystem functions, and eliminate opportunities for species to shift their ranges in response to climate change. The potential impacts of energy development on our existing public lands, specifically to wildlife and their ability to move across the landscape, are enormous. The primary goal of...
thumbnail
Conservation of soil and water is the keystone to sustainable livestock grazing and maintenance of native species on Southwestern grazing lands. The negative impacts of erosion on vegetation productivity can have significant economic impacts to a ranch operation and sedimentation is the leading water quality problem in the western United States impacting reservoirs and aquatic environments. Recurring drought conditions can override the success of conservation practices in the arid and semiarid Southwest. The severity and persistence of these drought-related impacts to watershed health can vary among conservation practices. Therefore, government assistance programs intended to support soil and water conservation...


    map background search result map search result map Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan MapGuide Map Arizona Missing Linkages Arizona's Wildlife Linkages Renewable Energy in the California Desert A Linkage Network for the California Deserts Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Natural Communities Actions Likely to Increase Plant and Animal Resilience to Climate Change Assessment of Grassland Ecosystem Conditions in the Southwestern United States, Volume 1 Assessment of Grassland Ecosystem Conditions in the Southwestern United States: Wildlife and Fish, Volume 2 Grazing Lands National Assessment Evaluating the Effects of Grazing Land Conservation Practices on Southwestern Watersheds Estimating Loading Above and Below Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Combined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the Genesee River Watershed Animal Best Management Practice by Chesapeake Bay Watershed Region from 1985 to 2014 Working Lands - 16 Imperiled Species Estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 1) Best management practice implementation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 3) Annual estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 2) Estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 Estimating Loading Above and Below Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Combined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the Genesee River Watershed Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan MapGuide Map Estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 1) Best management practice implementation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 2) Estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 Renewable Energy in the California Desert A Linkage Network for the California Deserts Arizona Missing Linkages Arizona's Wildlife Linkages Animal Best Management Practice by Chesapeake Bay Watershed Region from 1985 to 2014 3) Annual estimated effect of best management practice implementation on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1985 to 2014 Working Lands - 16 Imperiled Species Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Natural Communities Actions Likely to Increase Plant and Animal Resilience to Climate Change Assessment of Grassland Ecosystem Conditions in the Southwestern United States, Volume 1 Assessment of Grassland Ecosystem Conditions in the Southwestern United States: Wildlife and Fish, Volume 2 Grazing Lands National Assessment