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Southwest Biological Science Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sbsc/science/land-use-and-energy-development (HTML Document 81.29 KB)

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Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/sb/6391 (HTML Document 30.64 KB)

Energy, land use, and sagebrush ecosystems: Finding the delicate balance Product Type:  Science Feature Suggested Citation:  Wilson, J.T., C ... . Aldridge, and C. Melcher. 2007. Energy, land use, and sagebrush ecosystems: Finding the delicate balance. 12/03/2007 Intense settlement and agricultural ... to be threatened by a variety of land use practices such as urbanization, road building and road and trail use, grazing and agriculture, and ... especially, energy development. As a result of these expanding pressures and the habitat fragmentation and other disturbances they create, wildlife species ...

A tale of two land uses in the American West: rural residential growth and energy development

Modified 2013-03-18
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70040456 (HTML Document 21.62 KB)

land use planning and ecological-wildlife research at the landscape scale. Study Area Title: A tale of two land uses in the American West: rural residential growth and energy development Series title: ... A tale of two land uses in the American West: rural residential growth and energy development Journal of Maps Abstract This paper describes a ... heightened rural residential development on private land and increased energy development on both public and private land. In this study we integrate ... spatiotemporal land use map for a rural county in the western United States. Sublette County, Wyoming has undergone recent land use change in the form of ...

Environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy

Modified 2013-10-30
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70048499 (HTML Document 21.70 KB)

review direct and indirect environmental impacts – both beneficial and adverse – of utility-scale solar energy (USSE) development, including impacts on ... biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change, soils, water resources, and human health. Additionally, we review feedbacks between USSE infrastructure ... and land-atmosphere interactions and the potential for USSE systems to mitigate climate change. Several characteristics and development strategies of ... Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews By: R.R. Hernandez, S.B. Easter, M. L. Murphy-Mariscal, F.T. Maestre, M. Tavassoli, E.B. Allen, C.W. Barrows ...

Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/products/sb/4962 (HTML Document 29.81 KB)

undergone recent land use change in the form of heightened rural residential development on private land and increased energy development on both public ... Search A tale of two land uses in the American West: rural residential growth and energy development Product Type:  Journal Article Suggested ... Citation:  Assal, T.J. and J.M. Montag. 2012. A tale of two land uses in the American West: rural residential growth and energy development. Journal of Maps ... and private land. In this study we integrate energy production data, population census data, ownership parcel data, and a series of Landsat Thematic ...

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/resources-understanding-effects-wind-energy-development?qt-science_center_objects=0 (HTML Document 61.46 KB)

landscape, effects on migration patterns and habitat use). Scientists can use the wind turbine locations to discern whether wind energy development ... Science Center Objects Contacts Email: fanchert@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9306 To understand interactions between energy development and ecosystems ... , natural resource managers need to know the locations of development sites. Most energy developments on public lands, such as those for oil and gas, are ... energy development companies and have not been available to the public. The  U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)  is changing ...

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/resources-understanding-effects-wind-energy-development (HTML Document 61.46 KB)

landscape, effects on migration patterns and habitat use). Scientists can use the wind turbine locations to discern whether wind energy development ... Science Center Objects Contacts Email: fanchert@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9306 To understand interactions between energy development and ecosystems ... , natural resource managers need to know the locations of development sites. Most energy developments on public lands, such as those for oil and gas, are ... energy development companies and have not been available to the public. The  U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)  is changing ...

Developing a Regional Approach for Integrated Monitoring Related to Energy Exploration and Development - Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science-tasks/2430 (HTML Document 29.76 KB)

Developing a Regional Approach for Integrated Monitoring Related to Energy Exploration and Development Research Project:  White River looking down ... land use planning. The overall goal of this project is to develop, with BLM, a practical approach to integrated monitoring related to energy ... stream The Bureau of Land Management faces a substantial challenge in developing and implementing monitoring programs that are effective and efficient ... development, that capitalizes on existing monitoring programs and readily available data and information.        ...

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/resources-understanding-effects-wind-energy-development?qt-science_center_objects=1 (HTML Document 61.46 KB)

landscape, effects on migration patterns and habitat use). Scientists can use the wind turbine locations to discern whether wind energy development ... Science Center Objects Contacts Email: fanchert@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9306 To understand interactions between energy development and ecosystems ... , natural resource managers need to know the locations of development sites. Most energy developments on public lands, such as those for oil and gas, are ... energy development companies and have not been available to the public. The  U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)  is changing ...

Developing a Regional Approach for Integrated Monitoring Related to Energy Exploration and Development - Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science-tasks/2166 (HTML Document 31.20 KB)

Developing a Regional Approach for Integrated Monitoring Related to Energy Exploration and Development Research Project:  The U.S. Bureau of Land ... compliance and land-use planning. The overall goal of this task is to coordinate with BLM in developing a practical approach to integrated monitoring ... related to energy development that capitalizes on existing monitoring programs, data, and information. Related Products Year Title Type 2014 2008 ... Management (BLM) faces a substantial challenge in developing and implementing monitoring programs that are effective and efficient across multiple ...

GECSC: Effects of Energy Development Strategies Methodology

https://esp.cr.usgs.gov/projects/eeds/methodology.shtml (HTML Document 14.04 KB)

national energy policies. The work generally considers energy development as a driver of land cover change, and uses geospatial tools to analyze and ... fracking, and renewable energy (wind and solar). At the same time, decision-makers are moving towards region-wide, proactive planning of land use, such as ... of change, to identify opportunities for multi-use landscapes that include conservation, restoration, and energy development. This is a stakeholder ... analytical methods to forecast climate and energy driven land use change in the system. Page Last Modified: Thursday March 26 2015 ...

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development - Fort Collins Science Center

Modified 2016-12-23
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science-feature/125 (HTML Document 32.02 KB)

migration patterns and habitat use). Scientists can use the wind turbine locations to discern whether wind energy development affects wildlife use and ... 2007 to 2009, for example, wind energy development increased 341 percent in Wyoming (Fig. 1), and it continues on that trajectory today. However, the ... effects of renewable energy development on wildlife and habitats remain largely undocumented. To understand interactions between energy development ... and ecosystems, natural resource managers need to know the locations of development sites. Most energy developments on public lands, such as those for ...

Mapping, monitoring, and modeling Western Gateway Community landscape dynamics

Modified 2013-02-14
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20123141 (HTML Document 21.22 KB)

communities are undergoing landscape change due to population growth, economic growth, and the resulting land-use development. Socioeconomic, demographic ... recreational opportunities. However, land-surface disturbances on Federal public lands, such as conventional and alternative energy development (which impact ... , and land-use changes in Gateway Communities are often perceived as threats to Federal land resources, natural amenities, cultural resources, and ... surrounding Gateway Communities), are also environmental and societal issues that Federal land and adjacent regional community planners need to ...

Resources for Understanding the Effects of Wind Energy Development

https://www.usgs.gov/node/732551 (HTML Document 61.46 KB)

landscape, effects on migration patterns and habitat use). Scientists can use the wind turbine locations to discern whether wind energy development ... Science Center Objects Contacts Email: fanchert@usgs.gov Phone: 970-226-9306 To understand interactions between energy development and ecosystems ... , natural resource managers need to know the locations of development sites. Most energy developments on public lands, such as those for oil and gas, are ... energy development companies and have not been available to the public. The  U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)  is changing ...

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc/science/species-stressors (HTML Document 78.95 KB)

species of management concern. Current focal areas include conventional and unconventional energy development (oil, gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric), ecological flows, land use, and agriculture. Filter Total Items: 17 ... + Research into the cause and mitigation of environmental and anthropogenic stressors that potentially impact the health and reproductive capacity of ...

USGS FRESC: Golden Eagles and Renewable Energy Development in the Western U.S.

Modified 2013-01-31
https://fresc.usgs.gov/research/researchPage.aspx?Research_Page_ID=153 (HTML Document 16.70 KB)

collisions with wind turbines and sensitivity to changes in human land-use. Our research provides the scientific foundation needed to promote effective ... golden eagle conservation and compatible renewable energy development. Current research projects include: Estimation of site occupancy, nesting ... Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Age-structured ranging behavior and habitat use by golden eagles in the vicinity of the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area ... : implications for wind-energy development Movements and site fidelity of juvenile golden eagles in the Diablo Mountains, California Collaborators: US ...

Powell Center Working Group Product InformationA Framework for Quantitative Assessment of Impacts Related to Energy and Mineral Resource Development

Modified 2013-12-19
https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/view-product/526fc8e0e4b0493c992f3376 (HTML Document 24.94 KB)

resource planning at all scales demands methods for assessing the impacts of resource development and use, and in particular it requires standardized ... Search form Powell Center Working Group Product Information A Framework for Quantitative Assessment of Impacts Related to Energy and Mineral Resource ... Development Working Group: Developing the next generation of USGS resource assessments Author(s): James E Diffendorfer (Geosciences and Environmental ... Change Science Center) Laurie S Balistrieri (Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center) Byron R Berger (Crustal Imaging and ...

GECSC: M3West Publications

https://esp.cr.usgs.gov/archive/m3west/pubs.shtml (HTML Document 6.81 KB)

., Feller, Mark R., and Garman, Steven L., 2011, Monitoring Landscape Change and Socioeconomic Pressures in Colorado's Energy Alley: Factors Influencing Land ... -Use Development [abstract], in Brady, S.R., ed., Proceedings of the third USGS modeling conference, June 7-11, 2010, Broomfield, Colorado ... --Understanding and predicting for a changing world: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5147, p. 29-30. Page Last Modified: Thursday March 26 2015 ...

Impacts of climate change and renewable energy development on habitat of an endemic squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis, in the Mojave Desert, USA

Modified 2016-07-18
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70173834 (HTML Document 24.62 KB)

Impacts of climate change and renewable energy development on habitat of an endemic squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis, in the Mojave Desert, USA ... expansion and energy development to identify areas with potential conflict. However, SDMs rarely incorporate an understanding of dispersal capacity ... assess projected impact of climate change and energy development on future distributions of X. mohavensis. Our models predict loss of extant habitat ... scenarios are identified and discussed in context of proposed energy development. Study Area Title: Impacts of climate change and renewable energy ...

GECSC: M3West Home

https://esp.cr.usgs.gov/archive/m3west/index.shtml (HTML Document 7.05 KB)

landscape change due to population growth, economic growth, and the resulting land-use development. Socioeconomic changes, demographic changes, and land-use ... , the inverse; that is activities on federal public lands such as traditional and alternative energy development, impacting surrounding Gateway ... changes are often perceived as threats to federal land resources, natural amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities. However ... Communities are also environmental and societal issues for federal land and resource managers as well as adjacent regional community planners. Page Last Modified: Thursday March 26 2015 ...