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Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) 2.1 - World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) Submission

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) - Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) - Gap Analysis Project (GAP) manages the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US), an Arc10x geodatabase, that includes a full inventory of areas dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural, recreation, historic, and cultural uses, managed for these purposes through legal

Waterfalls and Rapids in the Conterminous United States Linked to the National Hydrography Datasets V2.0

This GeoJSON dataset contains information about 10780 waterfall and 1080 rapid locations (referred to as falls throughout the metadata) and characteristics (e.g. type and height) for the conterminous United States. This dataset centralizes known information about falls while providing basic quality control (i.e. resolving duplicate records and spatial accuracy checks) and linkages to stream networ

Catalog of U.S. Federal Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Species Databases and Tools: Version 2.0

The dataset catalogs and describes existing online, federally supported databases and tools dealing with various aspects of a potential national early detection and rapid response invasive species framework. Version 1.0 of this dataset (accessible as a download below, called "deprecated_EDDR databases and tools-20190325.zip") is supplementary material 2 and 3 to the manuscript, "En

USGS Dam Removal Science Database v4.0

This database is the result of an extensive literature search aimed at identifying documents relevant to the emerging field of dam removal science. In total the database contains 214 citations that contain empirical monitoring information associated with 181 different dam removals across the United States and abroad. Data includes publications through 2016 and supplemented with the U.S. Army Corps

Data on the Deliverables, Sustainability, and Collaboration of Community for Data Integration Projects from 2010-2016

These four tables document the data used to draw the findings in the manuscript "Measuring sustainability of seed-funded Earth science informatics projects," by Hsu et al. Table 1, "ListProjects-data" lists the projects funded by the Community for Data Integration from 2010-2016. Table 2, "Outputs-data" lists the deliverables that were proposed and delivered to the Community for Data Integration f

A comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: Version 2.0

Invasive species are a subset of non-native (or nonindigenous) species, and knowing what species are non-native to a region is a first step to managing invasive species. This is an update to the dataset "First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States" supporting a USGS Open File Report by the same nam

Hawaii Waterfalls Linked to the National Hydrography Dataset

This dataset contains information about waterfall locations and estimated waterfall heights on five of the main Hawaiian Islands including Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii. Initial spatial information was gathered from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the Hawaii Statewide GIS Program, and the World Waterfall Database. Where image quality per

USGS Menlo Park Vertebrate Cenozoic Paleontology Collection

Data is primarily type fossils from the USGS Menlo Park vertebrate Cenozioc Paleontology Collection created and maintained by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Data was collected by paleontologist Charles A. Repenning during his forty years of service within the USGS Paleontology And Stratigraphy Branch. His catalog was converted into digital form, Excel and Filemaker Pro database. The Catalog is 516

U.S. Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Project Species Habitat Richness

The Species Richness Maps included here are based on the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) habitat maps, which are predictions of the spatial distribution of suitable environmental and land cover conditions within the United States for individual species. Individual species habitat distribution models were summed to create the total richness for each vertebrate taxa. The summing process was coded in Pyth

National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) 2015 Anthropogenic Disturbance Data for Southeast Alaska linked to the modified NHD with catchments

This CSV file contains landscape factors representing anthropogenic disturbances to stream habitats summarized within local and network stream catchments of Southeast Alaska. The source datasets compiled and attributed to spatial units were identified as being: (1) meaningful for assessing fluvial fish habitat; (2) consistent across the entire study area in the way that they were assembled; (3) b

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

The 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 distribution and characteristics of vegetation

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) 2.0

The USGS Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the nation's inventory of protected areas, including public open space and voluntarily provided, private protected areas, identified as an A-16 National Geospatial Data Asset in the Cadastral Theme (https://communities.geoplatform.gov/ngda-cadastre/). PAD-US is an ongoing project with several published versions of a spatial databas