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Date published: January 1, 2018

Geomorphic Change-Sediment Transport Data for Kanab Creek, Arizona USA

These data were compiled to accompany flow modeling work on Kanab Creek near the mouth (USGS gage 09403850). The data include topographic data collected by a remote sensing detection light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system and surveying total station in June 2017, high water marks from six floods from 2011 to 2013, and control points and gage structures. Topographic data include ground...

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 (cultural service...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Legacy and lag effects data for the northern Colorado Plateau, USA

This climate and vegetation index dataset was collected from readily available open source data, such as Landsat. The data represents points across the northern Colorado plateau. The vegetation type was defined based on U.S. Geological Survey ReGAP data. Using compositing techniques by season we developed a dataset of lag and legacy for each point. We could then look to understand how both lag...

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 valuation...

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 represent the rate...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Southern Pacific Pond Turtle Data, Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles County, California, 2014

These data were compiled to study the effects of severe drought and a concurrent large wildfire on a large population of southern Pacific pond turtles living in a rapidly drying lake. The study was done in collaboration with biologists from Ecorp Consulting in Santa Ana, California with funding from the Desert Tortoise Council. Data were collected in August and September of 2014. This...

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 data call....

Date published: January 1, 2018

Concentrated Solar Power Potential, 2012, Colorado Plateau

Potential for concentrated solar power generation in Wh/sq. m./day determined with the RE Atlas (NREL 2012, Lopez et al. 2012). Lopez, A., B. Roberts, D. Heimiller, N. Blair, and G. Porro. 2012. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. NREL...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Food Web Data, Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2006

These data were compiled for a manuscript that examines the riverine food-web structure of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon dam to its confluence with Lake Mead. Tissue from primary producers (vascular plants and algae) and consumers (aquatic invertebrates and fish) were collected before and after monsoon floods in 2006 along the 388 kilometer segment of the Colorado River in the Southwest...

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...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Undiscovered Continuous Oil, Colorado Plateau

This dataset is based on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessments for “undiscovered” oil resources, which are resources that have not yet been extensively proven by drilling (USGS 2014). Individual resource assessments describe the amount of petroleum resources in units with similar geologic features. We focused on the amount of undiscovered continuous oil because...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Aeolian mass flux, rangeland monitoring site, and unpaved road reach data

These data were compiled for monitoring and analyzing the amount of windblown (aeolian) sediment at 100 cm height near Moab, UT. Big Springs Number Eight (BSNE) field aeolian passive sediment traps are summarized by location and time period in shapefiles. Shapefiles also include attributes used to analyze patterns in the aeolian transport. Three different BSNE shapefiles represent 1) a...