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

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

Date published: January 1, 2019

Greater sage-grouse population change (percent change) in a moderate oil and gas development, high population estimate scenario, and with no effects of climate change (2006-2062)

This data set defines boundaries of oil and gas project areas, greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) core areas, and non-core and non-project areas within the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI; southwestern Wyoming). Specifically , the data represents results from the manuscript “Combined influences of future oil and gas development and climate on p

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential productivity and change for little bluestem in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative area

This data set includes the relative production scenarios for little bluestem [0.26(Precip) - 4.04]; this is the model from Epstein, et al. (1998). Soil texture (percent by weight) came from the Earth Systems Science Center (2008) which provided processed soils data from NRCS (gSSURGO), mean annual temperature (Celsius) and/or mean annual precipitation (millim

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hierarchically nested and biologically relevant monitoring frameworks for Greater Sage-grouse, 2019, Cluster Level 7 (Nevada), Interim

nv_lvl7_coarsescale: Nevada hierarchical cluster level 7 (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

Probable Suitable Habitat Maps For 26 of 43 Rare Plants In The California Desert

Here we present the maps probable suitable habitat of 26 of 43 rare plants in the California desert. The multispecies map of probable suitable habitat combines data from all 26 species for which probable suitable habitat was mapped and indicates the number of species for which probable suitable habitat is predicted at each location. Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels,...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for White-margined beardtongue (Penstemon albomarginatus) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for White-margined beardtongue (Penstemon albomarginatus). 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 origin...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Parish’s daisy (Erigeron parishii) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Parish’s daisy (Erigeron parishii). 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 model...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Charlotte's phacelia (Phacelia nashiana) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Charlotte's phacelia (Phacelia nashiana). 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. Howe

Date published: January 1, 2019

Abundance of wetland-dependent birds at Breeding Bird Survey routes and associated land cover and climate information

Estimation and validation data for site by species matrices used in the publication 'Clustering and ensembling approaches to support surrogate-based species management' by H.R. Sofaer et al. 2019 Diversity and Distributions

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential productivity and change for blue grama in the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative area

This data set includes the relative production scenarios for blue grama [4.15(Temp) -0.3(Precip) - 0.15(Temp)^2 + 0.08]; this is the model from Epstein, et al. (1998). Soil texture (percent by weight) came from the Earth Systems Science Center (2008) which provided processed soils data from NRCS (gSSURGO), mean annual temperature (Celsius) and/or me

Date published: January 1, 2019

Probable suitable habitat for Parish’s daisy (Erigeron parishii) in the California desert

Here we present the map of probable suitable habitat for Parish’s daisy (Erigeron parishii). 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. However...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Potential suitable habitat for Desert cymopterus (Cymopterus deserticola) in the California desert

Here we present the map of potential suitable habitat for Desert cymopterus (Cymopterus deserticola). 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 model in...