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Compilation of Geospatial Data (GIS) for the Mineral Industries and Related Infrastructure of the People's Republic of China

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled a geodatabase containing mineral-related geospatial data for the People's Republic of China. The data can be used in analyses of the extractive fuel and nonfuel mineral industries and related economic and physical infrastructure integral for the successful operation of the mineral industries within the area of study as well as the movement of mineral

A geodatabase representing a compilation of Cadwell, D.H., and others, 1991, Surficial Geology of New York; New York State Museum Map and Chart Series 40, scale 1:250,000, 5 sheets.

This Scientific Data Release is a spatial geodatabase representation of a compilation of Cadwell, D.H., Connally, G.G., Fleisher, P.J., Muller, E.H., 1988, Surficial geologic map of New York; Niagara sheet: New York State Museum Map and Chart Series 40, scale 1:250,000, 5 sheets., Muller, E.H., Cadwell, D.H., Connally, G.G., Young, R.A., 1986, Surficial geologic map of New York; Finger Lakes sheet

Pre-fire satellite derived and field calculated functional cover across Great Basin megafires

Data includes satellite derived pre-fire functional group cover of annual and perennial herbaceous, shrubs, bareground and litter across four rangeland megafires in the Western US, as well as field estimated invasive annual grass measurements from the 2nd to 3rd years post-fire. Additional landscape and restoration treatment covariates hypothesized to influence post-fire invasive annual grass cove

Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) data obtained for 34 long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus) individuals at 91 loci

Prior to removal of pest species from an area, resource managers must determine if re-immigration from another population is possible. Voles inhabiting Saddle Rock on the southern Oregon coast are suspected to be partially responsible for declines in the Leach's storm petrel colony on the island. The island is very close to the mainland, and it is potentially accessible during below-average low ti

Post-fire species point intercept data from four megafires in the Great Basin

Data set is a combined collection of post-fire species point intercept cover monitoring data across the Murphy 2007 fire, Rush 2012 fire, Holloway 2012 fire, and Soda 2015 fire. Data was collected between 2008 and 2022 by the Bureau of Land Management, US Geological Survey, and Idaho Fish and Wildfire for various purposes. The species data was leveraged to assess post-fire community structure and

Topographic data, imagery, and ground control data collected in September 2023, pre and post Hurricane Lee at Head of the Meadow, Marconi, and Nauset Light beaches, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

The data in this release map Marconi Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, and Nauset Light Beach, in Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO), Massachusetts, before and after Hurricane Lee in September 2023. U.S Geological Survey personnel conducted field surveys to collect topographic data using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) at all three beaches. In addition, at Nauset Light Beach, an uncrewed

Qualitative surveys of mussel communities at sites in the Tri-State Mining District, 2016 - 2018

The Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) is an area encompassing portions of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma in which lead and zinc mining historically occurred. To further investigate the relationship between metal contamination and unionid communities, goals of this study were as follows; 1) Conduct a reconnaissance survey of the North Fork Spring River, Spring River, Center Creek, Shoal Creek, Tar C

Biological and chemical data from laboratory toxicity exposures of wildland fire retardants to Rainbow Trout

We measured Survival endpoints for juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in response to exposure to wildland fire retardants. Exposures were less than 24 hours. We documented time to mortality hourly through 12 hours of exposure and again at 24 hours. This data set includes data for three current use fire retardants from the US Forest Service Qualified Products List (Phos-Chek 259-Fx, Phos-

Chemistry of Orange and Reference Streams in Northwestern Alaska

These data include water chemistry from headwater streams to large rivers that have recently turned orange and reference rivers that have not. These samples were collected in two national parks in Arctic Alaska: Kobuk Valley National Park, and Noatak National Preserve.

Assessing Connectivity among Coastal and Interior Cactus Wrens in California using Population Genomics (2021)

The Coastal Cactus Wren is a species of high conservation concern in southern California. The goal of this project was to obtain taxonomic resolution of subspecies boundaries between coastal and desert populations of Cactus Wrens. We collected genetic samples from Cactus Wrens at California desert sites and combined this dataset with previously collected samples from coastal populations to resolve

San Diego River Shot Hole Borer Study

Data presented are results of vegetation sampling conducted in 2019-20 and 2023 in 24 survey plots to document the status of infestation by shot hole borers (Euwallacea sp.) on the riparian vegetation at the San Diego River. This dataset presents location, percent cover of different vegetation types, and number of seedlings for each survey plot. In addition, for each tree and sapling in each plot

USGS Streamgages in the Conterminous United States Indexed to NHDPlus v2.1 Flowlines to Support Streamgage Watershed InforMation (SWIM), 2021

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release includes locations for 12,422 USGS streamgages as indexed along the network of streams (flowlines) in NHDPlus Version 2.1 (NHDPlus v2, Moore and Dewald, 2016). The dataset is one of two datasets developed for the Streamgage Watershed InforMation (SWIM) project. This dataset, which is referred to as “SWIM streamgage locations,” was created in support