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: February 14, 2020

Forestry and soil moisture data from Sugarloaf Creek Basin, CA; 1970-2017

The data from Sugarloaf Creek Basin (SCB) in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park contained herein include forest inventory plots which were installed in 1970 and re-measured in 2017 for tree and shrub inventories; classified vegetation layers produced from raster images collected in 1973 from aerial orthophotos and in 2014 from satellites; spatially-distributed soil moisture measurements m

Date published: January 14, 2020

Non-native and synanthropic bird data derived from 2010-2012 Breeding Bird Survey and associated landscape metrics from 2011 NLCD

Locations of and proportional abundance of non-native and synanthropic passerines were extracted from Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data from 2010-2012. Information characterizing the spatial variation and the associated amount, aggregation, and diversity of developed and agricultural land cover types was extracted from the National Land Cover Datasets of 2011. Data supported analyses in

Date published: January 2, 2020

Hierarchically nested and biologically relevant monitoring frameworks for Greater Sage-grouse, 2019, Nevada and Wyoming, Interim

We 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 comparing population changes across scales, and 4) be used to inform where to best spatially

Date published: January 2, 2020

Bat Occupancy Model Predictions for Colorado, acoustic data from 2016-2017

We analyzed detection/non-detection data from acoustic surveys of bat species in Colorado during the summers of 2016 and 2017. The goal of this analysis is to create species distribution maps estimating the probability of occupancy across the state for each species. We fit a community occupancy model using both years of data from all the available species. Spatially explicit covariates were...

Date published: January 1, 2020

Estimated habitat suitability for the American burying beetle using land cover classes in the Southern Plains

Potentially suitable habitat for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) was identified within their Southern Plains range. The American burying beetle (ABB) is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, but in 2019 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to reclassify this species as threatened. We applied a deductive model for the ABB that identified poten

Date published: January 1, 2020

Fire resistance trait data for 29 western North American conifer species

The data represent a collection of six different traits related to conifer fire resistance morphology and flammability. These traits have been combined into a single fire resistance score, contained as a variable within the data table. The raster file shows the distribution of this variable across space, specifically western North America.

Date published: December 20, 2019

Removal count data of Veiled Chameleons on Maui, 2002-2012

The data set consists of 3 spreadsheets: counts, efforts, and location that detail the 10-year removal effort of invasive Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) on the island of Maui. Recorded are the number of lizards removed from each site, the level of search effort at each site, and the centroid location of each sampled site.

Date published: December 17, 2019

Measurements of milkweeds and associated arthropods at Hastings Preserve, California in 2013

Monthly measurements of milkweed stems were made in 2013 at Hastings Natural History Reservation. At the same time, arthropod communities were measured associated with each milkweed stem. Treatments were conducted in which a subset of milkweed stems were damaged each month.

Date published: November 26, 2019

Paleoecological data from The Loch and Sky Pond, Rocky Mountain National Park

Diatom taxonomy, carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values, and algal pigment data from lake sediment layers dating back to 1600 Common Era (CE) for Sky Pond and The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Date published: November 21, 2019

Data on interannual variability of seed production, nutrient, and weather for 219 plant species

We calculated estimates describing interannual variation in seed production for series of long-term seed or fruit production in 219 plant species. For each plant species, we compiled estimates of foliar nutrient concentrations as well as productivity and weather at the site of observation. Data was compiled in order to test whether interannual variation in seed production was greater in...

Date published: November 20, 2019

Radiogenic strontium isotope data for non-native walleye otoliths collected from select areas of the Upper Colorado River Basin

This dataset includes radiogenic strontium isotope compositions of non-native walleye otoliths collected from select areas of the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB). Strontium isotope data have been widely used to assess natal areas for a variety of fish species. Following on previous work, this project sought to fill data gaps for walleye collected from the Colorado River (river miles 1

Date published: November 19, 2019

Predicted (1989-2015) and forecasted (2015-2114) estimates for rate of change and recovery of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) following energy development in southwestern Wyoming, USA

In 'Predicted (1989-2015) and forecasted (2015-2114) rate of change and recovery of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) following energy development in southwestern Wyoming, USA', we provide spatially- and temporally-explicit maps of predictions for the rate of change and time to recovery and percent recovery of sagebrush cover after 100 years (Monroe et al. In revision). The rast