Fort Collins Science Center

Data and Tools

Our interdisciplinary, integrated science teams develop various data sets and tools in support of the USGS mission areas. These tools then aid natural resource managers in decision making and support of the complex issues they face in today's world.

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Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Mountain springs bush lupine (Lupinus excubitus var. medius) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Mountain springs bush lupine (Lupinus excubitus var. medius). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be potentially suitable for the species and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hierarchically nested and biologically relevant monitoring frameworks for Greater Sage-grouse, 2019, Cluster Level 4 (Nevada), Interim

nv_lvl4_moderatescale: Nevada hierarchical cluster level 4 (moderate-scale) for Greater sage-grouseWe developed a hierarchical clustering approach that identifies biologically relevant landscape units that can 1) be used as a long-term population monitoring framework, 2) be repeated across the Greater sage-grouse range, 3) be used to track the outcomes of local and regional populations by...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Lignin phenol data for solid phase peat cores collected from the Alligator River and Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuges

This dataset includes lignin phenol monomer concentrations normalized to 100 mg of organic carbon. These analyses were conducted on select intervals from peat cores collected at the Alligator River (AR) and Great Dismal Swamp (GDS) National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina and Virginia/North Carolina, USA, respectively. The eight lignin phenol monomers provide unique proxy information on...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Little San Bernardino Mountains linanthus (Linanthus maculatus) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Little San Bernardino Mountains linanthus (Linanthus maculatus). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Owens Valley checkerbloom (Sidalcea covillei) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Owens Valley checkerbloom (Sidalcea covillei). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model inputs....

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plant species in the California desert

Multiple-use public lands are intended to meet the needs of current and future generations and require balancing a host of diverse resource uses and values within and across landscapes. In the California desert, there are significant interests in further developing renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) and important conservation concerns on multiple-use public lands. The Bureau of Land...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Laguna Mountains alumroot (Heuchera brevistaminea) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Laguna Mountains alumroot (Heuchera brevistaminea). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be potentially suitable for the species and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Cushenberry oxytheca (Acanthoscyphus parishii var. goodmaniana) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Cushenberry oxytheca (Acanthoscyphus parishii var. goodmaniana). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hierarchically nested and biologically relevant monitoring frameworks for Greater Sage-grouse, 2019, Cluster Level 8 (Wyoming), Interim

wy_lvl8_coarsescale: Wyoming hierarchical cluster level 8 (coarse-scale) for Greater sage-grouseWe developed a hierarchical clustering approach that identifies biologically relevant landscape units that can 1) be used as a long-term population monitoring framework, 2) be repeated across the Greater sage-grouse range, 3) be used to track the outcomes of local and regional populations by...

Date published: January 1, 2019

AZ Winter Sparrow Transect Survey Data 1999 to 2005

This dataset provides the winter bird transect survey data collected on seven sites in southeastern Arizona during the winters (January - March) of 1999-2001; and for two of those seven sites during the winters of 2003-2005.

Date published: January 1, 2019

State-and-Transition Simulation Model of Buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park (2014-2044)

This is a spatially-explicit state-and-transition simulation model of buffelgrass dynamics in Saguaro National Park. Buffelgrass is an invasive grass spreading in the park. The model represents uninvaded and invaded parts of the desert ecosystem including transition pathways related to management activities and includes a connection to a fire behavior model. The model was built using the ST-...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Barstow woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum mohavense) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Barstow woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum mohavense). The data indicate both how many models predicted each location to be suitable for the species, and the average standardized habitat suitability score for each location.Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model inputs....