Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

Data and Tools

Below is a list of current Data Resources available from NOROCK. If you are in search of specific resources, please email ssoileau@usgs.gov.

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Date published: February 19, 2020

2015 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Identifying the locations and causes of grizzly bear mortality is another key component in understanding the dynamics of this population. Over 80% of all documented bear mortalities are human-caused. Tracking human-caused bear deaths helps define patterns and trends that can direct management programs designed to reduce bear mortality.

Date published: January 24, 2020

Bighorn sheep Ovine HD array genotypes from National Parks, 2004-2011

Between 2004 and 2011 bighorn sheep were darted in Glacier National Park and in Dinosaur National Monument. Blood was drawn. These are the genotypes resulting from an Ovine HD array from the bighorns. The first 3 columns refers to bighorn sheep identifiers: 'Herd_Unit', 'IndID', and 'AgencyID'. IndID is the identifier assigned at Montana State University. Subsequent columns e

Date published: December 19, 2019

Tree ring dataset for a regional avalanche chronology in northwest Montana, 1636-2017

This dataset includes processed tree ring data from avalanche paths in Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana. The data were processed in three distinct phases that resulted in this dataset: collection, processing, and avalanche signal analysis. This dataset consists of samples from 647 trees with 2304 growth disturbances identified from 12 avalanche pat...

Date published: September 20, 2019

Pika presences in the western USA, 2012-2015

USGS researchers surveyed talus patches across the western USA, in conjunction with numerous partners during 2012-2015, inclusive. Data are locations at which American pikas were detected, via either vocalizations (C), fresh haypile (HP), or sighting (S).

Date published: June 17, 2019

Alpine Vegetation Trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018

This dataset is focused on alpine plant species presence/absence, species turnover, and trends in species abundance on four mountain summits in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA from 2003 through 2014. Two summit sites were established in 2003 on Dancing Lady and Bison Mountain, east of the continental divide. Two additional summit sites were established in 2004 on Pitamakin and Mt. Seward,...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Alpine Vegetation Trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018

The focus of this dataset is soil temperature collected on four mountain summits in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA from 2003 through 2018. Two summit sites were established in 2003 on Dancing Lady and Bison Mountain, east of the continental divide. Two additional summit sites were established in 2004 on Pitamakin and Mt. Seward, also east of the continental divide. These four summit sites...

Date published: June 17, 2019

Alpine Vegetation Trends in Glacier National Park, Montana 2003-2018

This dataset is focused on alpine plant species presence/absence, species turnover, and trends in species abundance on four mountain summits in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA from 2003 through 2014. Two summit sites were established in 2003 on Dancing Lady and Bison Mountain, east of the continental divide. Two additional summit sites were established in 2004 on Pitamakin and Mt. Seward,...

Date published: January 1, 2019

A comprehensive inventory of perennial snow and ice in Glacier National Park in 2005

These polygon features represent a comprehensive inventory of perennial snow and ice on the landscape in Glacier National Park (GNP) in 2005. This dataset does not include the 2005 extent of the named glaciers in GNP, which have been previously published. Of the perennial snow and ice features delineated here, 1.68 km2 (15.08%) of the total area exhibits characteristics indicative

Date published: January 1, 2019

Water quality data from the Goose Lake Study Site Eastern Montana 1989-2018

The data set contains temporal chloride concentrations (mg/L) and specific conductance (uS/cm) values for 32 wetlands and groundwater monitoring wells as well as the date(s) sampled and the laboratory where the water quality analyses were conducted. The ratio of chloride concentration to specific conductance is referred to as the Contamination Index. In this region, values grea

Date published: January 1, 2019

Percent Cover of Sago Pondweed Bowdoin NWR, Montana 2015 - 2016

Seventy 1-m x 1-m plots were randomly placed throughout the wetland unit located at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge (Montana, USA) in summer of 2015 and the following summer (2016) post-drawdown, 62 plots were surveyed.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Cheatgrass Cover Classes in John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon 2011 - 2017

The data were collected every year from 2011 until 2017 at the Clarno unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. The areal plots were placed following a random selection of locations based on the GRTS algorithm. There was a fire documented in 2011 and interest is in assessing whether there is evidence of cheatgrass distribution or abundance increasing in the monument post-fire.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Paleohydrologic reconstructions of water-year streamflow for 31 stream gaging sites in the Missouri River Basin with complete data for 1685 through 1977

Tree-ring reconstructions of water-year (Oct 1 through Sep 30th) flow for 31 gaging sites in Missouri River basin, with complete data for 1685 through 1977 (n = 293 water years). The complete 105 tree-ring reconstructions of streamflow used in the Nature Scientific Reports paper were obtained from various sources; 74 flow reconstructions were obtained from the web resource, TreeFl