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Well-established conservation planning principles and techniques framed by geodesign were used to assess the restorability of areas that historically supported coastal wetlands along the U.S. shore of Saginaw Bay. The resulting analysis supported planning efforts to identify, prioritize, and track wetland restoration opportunity and investment in the region. To accomplish this, publicly available data, criteria derived from the regional managers and local stakeholders, and geospatial analysis were used to form an ecological model for spatial prioritization.
The development of water resources to satisfy urban water needs has had serious impacts on freshwater ecosystem integrity and on valuable ecosystem services, but positive trends are emerging that point the way toward a solution. We demonstrate this through case studies of water resource development in and around five large urban areas: Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, San Antonio, and Atlanta. Providing freshwater ecosystems with the water flows necessary to sustain their health, while meeting the other challenges of urban water management, will require greatly increased water productivity in conjunction with improvements in the degree to which planning and management take ecosystem needs into account. There is great...
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We collected diets on Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) and brown trout (Salmo trutta) above (Yellowstone cutthroat trout allopatry) and below (Yellowstone cutthroat trout sympatry with brown trout) a natural barrier in Duck Creek, Montana. We used gastric lavage methods to collect diets, and samples were placed in storage containers and taken back to our lab and frozen until sorting. All samples were sorted by Rhithron, Inc. (Missoula, MT) with individuals identified down to the order.
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These data describe the catch and biological data from 363 bottom-set gill-net lifts distributed throughout Lake Michigan (including main basin and Green Bay) between April and November in 1930–1932. Data collected from the R/V Fulmar were recorded in notebooks and are now archived at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center. Each lift included 1–7 gangs of linen gill nets. Each gang comprised 3–5 panels each having a length of 155 m, a height of 1.5 m, and a (stretch-)mesh size of either 60, 64, 67, 70, or 76 mm. The digitization of the Fulmar data notebooks was started in the late 1990s and finished in this study.
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A digital elevation model represented by a triangulated irregular network (TIN) was developed for proposed channel restoration at Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, Nevada. The TIN was derived from lidar (light imaging, detection, and ranging) of quality level 1 collected in April 2018 by Quantum Spatial (Quantum Spatial Inc, 2018) for the Bureau of Land Management. The DEM also includes points surveyed in August 13-16, 2019, using a real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The lidar data are not included in this USGS publication due to BLM data-release restrictions for this dataset. Contact Bureau of Land Management, Nevada,...
This point shapefile contains information on 476 locations surveyed using a single-base real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) in Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, Nevada, August 14-15, 2019. The points were collected at 30-second intervals at control points and hydraulic structures and 5-second intervals at topographic points throughout the study area. The points were used as vertical precision verification for lidar data, editing the triangulated irregular network in locations of dense vegetation and surface water, locating streamflow measurement sites, creating hydraulic structures in the hydraulic model, and determining...
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This Benthic Invertebrate Community Analysis dataset, a conceptual subgroup of the Lake Erie Ecological Investigations (LEEI) dataset, focuses on the benthic invertebrates sampled at Areas of Concern (AOCs) on Lake Erie. Per the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), the invertebrate samples were taken from sediments remaining from the sediment analysis. Identification of the invertebrates was completed by the same invertebrate taxonomist for both the 1998-2000 evaluation and 1986-87 historical evaluation (Smith et al. 1994) for increased consistency. Oligochaetes were identified to species if possible, chironomids were identified to genus, as adult specimens are needed for specific identification, and other taxa...
Categories: Data; Tags: AOCs, Ameiurus nebulosus, Ashtabula, Ashtabula River, Black River, All tags...


map background search result map search result map Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout diet data from Duck Creek, MT in summer and fall 2015 Lake Erie Ecological Investigations 1980-2000: Benthic Invertebrate Community Analysis 1930-1932 Gill net data from Lake Michigan Digital elevation model for Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) survey points at Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Digital elevation model for Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Real-time kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite system (GNSS) survey points at Soldier Meadows, Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout diet data from Duck Creek, MT in summer and fall 2015 Lake Erie Ecological Investigations 1980-2000: Benthic Invertebrate Community Analysis 1930-1932 Gill net data from Lake Michigan