Natural resource management
Using a combination of techniques to control or direct the use of resources and limit population size to reach a predetermined goal, such as sustainability.
In-place oil shale resources in the saline-mineral and saline-leached intervals, Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado [ More info] We estimated 920 and 352 billion barrels of oil are potentially recoverable from oil shale resources using oil-yield cutoffs of 15 and 25 gallons per ton, respectively.
In-Place Oil Shale Resources Underlying Federal Lands in the Piceance Basin, Western Colorado [ More info] We estimated an in-place oil shale resource of 1.07 trillion barrels under Federal mineral rights, or 70 percent of the total oil shale in place, in this area.
Land-use planning for nearshore ecosystem services--the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model [ More info] Describes the types of concerns and observations used to help area resource managers analyze actual or potential changes in this highly developed ecosystem.
Map of assessed tight-gas resources in the United States [ More info] Shows where there are potential commercial sources of natural gas trapped in formations with very low permeability to gas (not necessarily shale units). Hydraulic fracturing might be needed in order to exploit these resources.
Marine aggregate resources and processes [ More info] Regional studies mapping the seafloor sedimentary character and assessing marine sand and gravel resources around the United States, to inform beach nourishment and coastal restoration, benthic habitat and sediment transport studies
Nahcolite Resources in the Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, Northwestern Colorado [ More info] Resource assessment of nahcolite, a mineral with a variety of industrial uses, which occurs with oil shale and is affected by the processes used to recover hydrocarbons from the rock.
National assessment of geologic carbon dioxide storage resources--summary [ More info] We estimate approximately 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide may be stored in subsurface geologic units below onshore areas and state waters, using a geology-based assessment methology.
National Coal Resource Assessment: Geologic assessment of coal in the Colorado Plateau: Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah [ More info] Coal resources, stratigraphy, geochemistry, coal quality and geology of coal in the Colorado Plateau, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Text in PDF format and available on CD-ROM.
National research program (water resources), western United States [ More info] Home page for links to state district activities in water resources data collection, research, and analysis in the Western Region.
Natural and human drivers of biodiversity in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem [ More info] This study reconstructs past interactions among ecosystem factors, native species, and human land use in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem to provide a context for future management to sustain both ecological and human communities.
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