Data and Tools

Science Datasets

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: February 8, 2017

The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Results and Analysis 1966 - 2015

This website presents population change information for more than 400 species of North American birds, as estimated from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Estimates of trend (interval-specific estimates of population change), annual indices of abundance, and maps of abundance and population change for these species are presented for a variety of regions.

Date published: February 8, 2017

North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) anuran detection data from the eastern and central United States (1994-2015)

The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) was a collaborative citizen science effort between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and 26 Partners (state agencies, universities, and nonprofits) for monitoring calling amphibian populations over much of the eastern and central United States.

Date published: February 7, 2017

Digestive Enzymes Data

Studied changes in the profiles of digestive enzymes of two planktivorous fishes, silver carp and gizzard shad. Results from this study will help scientists develop and design a novel oral delivery formulation to control the invasive silver carp while minimizing impacts on native fishes like the gizzard shad.

Date published: February 2, 2017

A Multiscale Index of Landscape Intactness for the Western United States

Landscape intactness has been defined as a quantifiable estimate of naturalness measured on a gradient of anthropogenic influence. We developed a multiscale index of landscape intactness for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) landscape approach, which requires multiple scales of information to quantify the cumulative effects of land use.

Date published: January 31, 2017

Minerals Information Periodicals and Data Products

Periodical publications that provide statistical data on production, distribution, stocks, and consumption of significant mineral commodities. Information on minerals-related issues, including minerals conservation, sustainability, availability, materials flow, and the economic health of the U.S. minerals industry is also available.

Date published: January 20, 2017

Acoustic deterrence of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) to a broadband sound stimulus: Data

This study examined the phonotaxic response of the bighead carp (H. nobilis) to pure tones (500– 2000 Hz) and playbacks of broadband sound from an underwater recording of a 100 hp outboard motor (0.06–10 kHz) in an outdoor concrete pond (10 × 5 × 1.2 m) at the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse, WI. 

Date published: January 19, 2017

Data for Evaluation of broadband sound as an acoustical deterrent to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp in an outside pond

The effectiveness of an acoustic barrier to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp was evaluated.   Underwater speakers were placed on each side of the barrier opening and an outboard motor noise (broadband sound; 0.06 – 10 kHz) was broadcast to repel carp that approached within 1 m of the channel.  Broadband sound was effective at reducing the number of successful crossings of...

Date published: January 17, 2017

Tracking the Source and Quantity of Nutrients to the Nation's Estuaries and Great Lakes

Access maps of watershed nutrient contributions to the Nation's Estuaries and Great Lakes

Date published: January 17, 2017

Estimated Annual Agricultural Pesticide Use

View the geographic distribution of estimated use of numerous pesticides on agricultural land in the conterminous United States. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. 

Date published: January 17, 2017

​Tracking Water Quality of the Nation's Rivers and Streams

An online graphical data tool provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads and streamflow information for 106 sites monitored as part of the USGS National Water-Quality Network for Streams and Rivers.

Date published: January 10, 2017

Data in support of manuscript "Evaluation of chemical control for invasive crayfish at a warmwater fish production hatchery"

Acute static toxicity tests to determine potency, dose-response, and selectivity of pesticides to White River Crayfish, Virile Crayfish, and Fathead Minnow. Data included are: Collection location and size of test organisms; Test chemical concentrations and recovery; Mortality and effect-based responses of test organisms; Water quality of test solutions.

Date published: January 3, 2017

DATA RELEASE - Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015

Data were compiled based on field observations and available literature. Field data were collected on sandbars along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between river miles 0 and 226 and included plant cover and trait measurements. Plant height and photosynthetic pathway were gleaned from the literature. Trait values were converted to a community-level value.