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Date published: January 1, 2018

River Valley Sediment Connectivity Data, Colorado River, Grand Canyon

This workbook contains spatial data on the hydrology, sedimentology, and vegetation extent within the Colorado River corridor from 60 to 78 miles (97 to 125 kilometers) downstream from Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona. In combination with the accompanying MATLAB scripts, these data were used to generate the results within the accompanying manuscript (Kasprak et al., Quantifying and Foreca

Date published: January 1, 2018

Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Convergent Validity between Willingness to Pay Elicitation Methods

These data were complied for the primary analysis underlying the results presented in the manuscript associated with these data (see Larger Work Citation). The data was collected from a 2015 survey of private party Grand Canyon boaters. The open document file contains 3 data sheets: 1) variables used in the Table 2 comparison of samples, 2) the core dichotomous choice contingent valu

Date published: January 1, 2018

National Park Service Visitors 2014 Colorado Plateau

Annual visitor records were downloaded for each NPS unit within the study area (Visitor Use Statistics, NPS 2015). NPS [National Park Service]. 2015. NPS Stats: National Park Service visitor use statistics. National Park Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., USA.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999: Mojave Vegetation Polygons

The Central Mojave Vegetation Polygons shapefile represents areas of the Mojave Desert classified into vegetation classes or alliances representative of the area from 1997-1999. The classification of these areas were derived from context gathered in the field data, repeat photographs and additional satellite imagery that is not included in this data release. The original map coverage was...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Scenario for Impacts to Ecosystem Attributes Colorado Plateau

We assessed the spatial pattern and extent of potential impacts of spatially overlapping high intensity land-use and aridification trends on landscape attributes: crop productivity, soil productivity, vegetation and wildlife habitat, and recreation tourism economy, as well as two ecosystem services: water availability (provisioning service) and spiritual and cultural values (cul

Date published: January 1, 2018

Occurrence records and vegetation type data used for species distribution models in the western United States

These data are species distribution information assembled for assessing the impacts of land-use barriers, facilitative interactions with other species, and loss of long-distance animal dispersal on predicted species range patterns for four common species in pinyon-juniper woodlands in the western United States. The layers in the data release are initial distribution records of two kinds: po...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Laboratory experiment data—turbidity response to increasing silt and clay concentration

These data were compiled during a laboratory experiment showing the turbidity response to increasing silt and clay concentration. The sediment used for the laboratory experiment was collected in the Grand Canyon study area, from the bank of the Little Colorado River, approximately 1 kilometer upstream from its confluence with the Colorado River. The sediment was passed through a 63 µm...

Date published: January 1, 2018

High Intensity Land-use Overlap Colorado Plateau

This dataset represents the spatial overlap in areas with present (cropland, grazing, and recreation), potential (petroleum resources), or projected future (population) high-intensity land-use. The final areas designated as high-intensity land-use represent high intensity relative to the range of values for that variable in this region, either present or future, and do not

Date published: January 1, 2018

Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data at Risk (DaR) team partnered with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) to preserve and release tabular data, shapefiles and field photographs of the Central Mojave Desert from 1997-1999. The data were originally collected as part of an effort through the Desert Managers Group (DMG) to develop scientific information on the dis

Date published: January 1, 2018

Genetic analyses of Astragalus sect. Humillimi data in the southwest USA

These data were compiled to support effective conservation for species within Astragalus sect. Humillimi. Two species, A. cremnophylax var. cremnophylax and A. humillimus are federally listed as endangered taxa. The data provided herein were used to resolve the relationaships among taxa, the population structure within taxa, and genetic diversity within taxa. The data are provided in a STRU...

Date published: January 1, 2018

BLM Recreation Visitors, 2014, Colorado Plateau

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office recreation data for 2014 was downloaded from the Recreation Management Information System (Yuan et al. 1995, Nickels 2003, Leuders 2015). The unit is number of participants in 2014, which was estimated at the scale of an individual BLM Field Office. Leuders, A. 2015. Fiscal year 2015 end-of-year recreation management information system

Date published: January 1, 2018

Sand classifications along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon derived from 2002, 2009, and 2013 high-resolution multispectral airborne imagery

These data are remote sensing image-based classification maps of unvegetated river-derived sand along the Colorado River. One map is based on imagery acquired in May 2013 and is a classification of sand located above the wetted river channel in the imagery which was acquired at the approximate contemporary low-flow river discharge of 8,000 cubic feet per second (227 cubic meters per second)...