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Date published: May 15, 2020

Location data for whooping cranes of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population, 2009-2018

Location and associated data came from whooping cranes from the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population, 2009–2018. We marked a sample of 68 whooping cranes with leg-mounted transmitters that acquired locations via the global positioning system (GPS) network and transmitted those data through the Argos satellite system. Cranes were captured either at their natal areas in and adjacent to Woo

Date published: April 7, 2020

Greenhouse gas fluxes, dissolved gas concentrations, and water properties of laboratory mesocosms

The data describe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, dissolved GHG concentrations, and mesocosm conditions (vegetation, hydrologic phases, ambient conditions) of a controlled, laboratory study.

Date published: March 30, 2020

High forb diversity prairie reconstruction at Neal Smith NWR 2005-2015

This data set consists of data collected during 2005-2007, 2010, and 2015 at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa, USA that were used in the analysis in support of the article titled "Toward improving pollinator habitat: Reconstructing prairies with high forb diversity," which has been submitted to Natural Areas Journal. We compared pollinator habitat, in terms of planted f

Date published: January 31, 2020

Garden Lake Deer Yard (Lake Co., MN) Migration Data, 1998-2017

This dataset contains the capture location and summer location of deer radio-collared in the Garden Lake deeryard, near Ely MN during the summers of 1998, 1999, 2001, 2014, and 2017. The data set also contains the distance and direction deer migrated from capture locations to summer locations.

Date published: January 21, 2020

Fecundity data for midcontinent sandhill cranes, 2003-2006

Midcontinent sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) are the most abundant management population of cranes in the world and have a broad breeding range. Four breeding segments of midcontinent sandhill cranes have been designated based on spatial and temporal distributions throughout the year, including Western Alaska–Siberia (WA–S), Northern Canada–Nunavut (NC%

Date published: January 10, 2020

Management of remnant tallgrass prairie by grazing or fire in western Minnesota, 2016-2017

We studied the impacts of using cattle grazing or prescribed fire to manage remnant prairies on plant communities and soil characteristics in the prairie parkland province of western Minnesota. These datasets consist of nested frequency plot plant survey data, study site and soil characteristics, and management information taken from 73 sites owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se...

Date published: January 6, 2020

Evaluation of Survey Methods for Colonial Waterbirds at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota, data release

We investigated methods to estimate the number of nests of waterbirds at a large, mixed-species colony at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in south-central North Dakota in 2012 and 2013. The data were summarized and used in the analyses for a publication in a U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report. The data consist of two data sets that were used to assess visible-nest counts for...

Date published: December 9, 2019

Renesting propensity, intervals, and reproductive success data for the Northern Great Plains Piping Plover, a threatened shorebird species 2014-2016

This data set is part of a data release as a companion to a to be published manuscript titled "Low renesting propensity and reproductive success make renesting unproductive for the threatened Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus" Upon reproductive failure, many bird species may make a secondary attempt at nesting. This data set includes four tabular digital data files representing values rel

Date published: November 21, 2019

Data release in support of “A case study examining the efficacy of drainage setbacks for limiting effects to wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA”

A study was conducted to assess the efficacy of drainage setbacks for limiting effects to wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA. Surface-water levels, along with primary components of the wetland water balance, were monitored at four wetland catchments over 3 years. During the second year of the study, subsurface drainage systems were installed in two of the wetland catchments using...

Date published: November 21, 2019

Data release in support of “A case study examining the efficacy of drainage setbacks for limiting effects to wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA”

A study was conducted to assess the efficacy of drainage setbacks for limiting effects to wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA. Surface-water levels, along with primary components of the wetland water balance, were monitored at four wetland catchments over 3 years. During the second year of the study, subsurface drainage systems were installed in two of the wetland catchments using

Date published: November 13, 2019

Water chemistry of cropped wetlands and associated subsurface drainage system discharge in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, 2013–2015

A field study was conducted in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota to examine potential effects of localized subsurface drainage systems on wetland hydrology. As part of discrete studies utilizing the study sites (wetland catchments) from this study, samples of wetland surface water and subsurface drainage system effluent were collected from 2013–2016 and analyzed for standard...

Date published: November 13, 2019

Water chemistry of cropped wetlands and associated subsurface drainage system discharge in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, 2013–2015

A field study was conducted in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota to examine potential effects of localized subsurface drainage systems on wetland hydrology. As part of discrete studies utilizing the study sites (wetland catchments) from this study, samples of wetland surface water and subsurface drainage system effluent were collected from 2013–2016 and analyzed for standar