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Estimates of county tile drainage in the Mississippi River Basin. Data Sources: 2012 USDA NASS Census of Agriculture; World Resources Institute. 2008. Assessing Farm Drainage; USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 2014. Assessment of agricultural subsoil pattern tile drainage on wetland hydrology and ecosystem services in the Prairie Pothole Region. Field Description tiled_acre Acres drained by tile (NASS Census of Agriculture, 2012) or drainage permit acres in Dakotas (NPWRC, 2014), whichever is higher. pct_tile Percent of county drained by tile (tiled_acre/cty_acr*100) prmtac2 Acres under drainage permit in North or South Dakota (NPWRC, 2014). Best_Guess Acres drained by tile (WRI - Assessing...
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Important Forest Resource Areas are those landscape areas that are considered to be of high program potential or priority by State Forest Action Plans, and as defined by National Forest Stewardship Program Standards and Guidelines. This dataset contains the combined areas for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin within the Mississippi River Basin. Grid Value "1": Stewardship Potential - Areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery, but are not considered a priority. Grid Value "2": High Stewardship Potential - Priority areas within a state that are eligible for Forest Stewardship and Rural Forestry Assistance Program delivery.
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Mainstem Mississippi River bottomlands. Derived by combining the Mississippi alluvial plain with natural floodplains created by the Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team for the Upper Mississippi. While the Mississippi alluvial plain is not entirely bottomland (e.g. Crowley's Ridge), excluding these non-bottomland areas from analysis would exclude opportunities to expand existing forest patches and enhance connectivity.
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Combined core and corridor areas used to identify the landscape context of potential implementation opportunities in terms of enhancing functional connectivity. Data generated by The Conservation Fund as part of the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) and NiSource MSHCP green infrastructure network design processes.
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The Maumee River transports huge loads of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) to Lake Erie. The increased concentrations of N and P are causing eutrophication of the lake, creating hypoxic zones, and contributing to phytoplankton blooms. It is hypothesized that the P loads are a major contributor to harmful algal blooms that occur in the western basin of Lake Erie, particularly in summer. The Maumee River has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a priority watershed where action needs to be taken to reduce nutrient loads. This study quantified rates of biogeochemical processes affecting downstream flux of N and P by 1) measuring indices of potential sediment P retention and 2) measuring...
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Algal growth potential tests using the green algae Raphidocelis subcapitata (=Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata = Selenastrum capricornutum) were performed on ambient waters collected from 6 Idaho streams from September 7 to 21, 2007. Tests were conducted by a contract laboratory, GEI/Chadwick Ecological Division, Littleton, Colorado.
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The Fox River transports elevated loads of nitrogen and phosphorus to Lake Michigan. The increased concentration of N and P causes eutrophication of the lake, creating hypoxic zones and damaging the lake ecosystem.To decrease loading, best management practices (BMPs) have been implemented in the uplands of the basin. Little work has been done, however, to reduce nutrient concentrations in the river. Rivers are capable of removing nutrients through biotic uptake and sediment burial and are able to remove N through denitrification. Identifying and managing these locations of increased nutrient cycling known as “hot spots” may be another mechanism for nutrient mitigation.Our objective was to identify hot spots of N...
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The Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) for Tennessee capture populations of GCN species and high quality habitats, and as appropriate, define the geographically relevant framework for achieving conservation outcomes. The COAs currently designed for Tennessee are large geographies, with the expectation that further prioritization and goal setting for specific habitat outcomes can be achieved within them through collaborations with partners on shared objectives. While designing the COAs for Tennessee, the planning team considered three major attributes: GCN habitat priority, the problems affecting the habitats, and the on-the-ground opportunities to implement conservation actions.
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Estimated number of breeding pairs of LeConte's sparrow based on the amount of grass, trees, and/or hay in the landscape. Landscape scale varied from 1/4- to 2-mile radius depending on the species. Pair estimates were calculated for grass patches >=1 ha, extrapolated to 40-ac cells, then smoothed by averaging over a 1-mile radius. Models were based on point count surveys conducted in 2003-2005 throughout the Tallgrass Prairie Pothole Region. Point count locations were stratified by cover type, the amount of grass in the landscape, and USFWS Wetland Management District boundaries. Landcover data were derived from 2000 Thematic Mapper imagery. Grid values = number of breeding pairs per 30-m pixel.
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Ecological Focus Areas (EFA), geographically explicit areas in which to address conservation issues, represent landscapes where conservation actions can be applied for maximum benefit to all Kansas wildlife. Each EFA includes a suite of SGCN and priority habitats and a unique set of conservation actions designed to address the specific resource concerns facing these species and habitats. Each EFA also includes one or more protected areas that can serve as demonstration sites for conservation actions.
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Twenty-eight sites that consisted of either predominantly agricultural land in the watershed, predominantly agricultural land in the watershed with natural land cover in the riparian zone, or predominantly natural land cover in the watershed were sampled three times during the growing season.
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Field data for a spatial water quality map, using Yellow Spring Instruments (YSI) EXO2 sondes over a span of 160 minutes in Rodeo Lagoon, CA, on August 16th, 2016. This data release includes all measured environmental parameters included in the analysis.
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This dataset records Cladophora and associated submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) biomass collected approximately monthly during the growing season of 2019 at stations located along the U.S. shoreline of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. It also records a variety of supporting data collected at Cladophora measurement stations. These supporting data include: - seasonal time series of light, currents, wave action, temperature, specific conductivity, turbidity, pH, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, and dissolved oxygen from moored sensors at a subset of stations; - measurements of Secchi disk depth and water chemistry; - water column profiles of temperature, specific conductivity, turbidity, pH, phycocyanin, chlorophyll,...
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The Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area represents an area of interest pertaining to the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. The WLFW project will target species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other...


map background search result map search result map Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Important Forest Resource Areas Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area (WLFW) Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) 1. Green algae growth stimulation testing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project 49 Fox River Basin 2016 and 2017 Data Surface Water Quality at Rodeo Lagoon on August 16th, 2016 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Fox River Basin 2018 Data Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Nutrient cycling in riverbed sediment in the Maumee River Basin, 2021 Data (ver. 2.0, March 2024) Cladophora biomass and supporting data collected in the Great Lakes, 2019 (ver. 2.0, December 2023) Surface Water Quality at Rodeo Lagoon on August 16th, 2016 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Nutrient cycling in riverbed sediment in the Maumee River Basin, 2021 Data (ver. 2.0, March 2024) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Fox River Basin 2018 Data 1. Green algae growth stimulation testing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project 49 Fox River Basin 2016 and 2017 Data Illinois - Grassland Focus Areas (INAI Sites) Tennessee Conservation Opportunity Areas Kansas - Terrestrial Ecological Focus Areas HAPET Breeding Pairs - LeConte's sparrow Cladophora biomass and supporting data collected in the Great Lakes, 2019 (ver. 2.0, December 2023) Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Area (WLFW) UMRGLR JV - Wetland Breeding Bird Habitat Priorities Important Forest Resource Areas Mainstem Floodplains - Large Bottomland Ecological System Combined Green Infrastructure Corridors Gridded SSURGO - Farmland Class (Prime/Important) Forest Patches (1-ac. min.) Basin-wide Restoration Opportunities - Cotton (2017) County Tile Drainage - Mississippi River Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (MRB/GHI)