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raventools v1.0

February 15, 2023

raventools: A package to facilitate raven management in the western U.S.
The raventools package centralizes several publicly available geospatial datasets that are essential to mapping and modeling
for common raven (Corvus corax) management applications, including raven occurrence and density data, sensitive species distribution data,
raven subsidy data, and Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) habitat data. The package also provides a function to calculate raven density from
survey data using the Rapid Assessment Function (see details). This function is suitable to calculate raven density when the user
does not have access to distance sampling methods.
For methods on sensitive species and raven distribution intersections, see:
Harju, SM; Coates, PS; Dettenmaier, SJ; Dinkins, JB; Jackson, PJ; Chenaille, MP. 2021.
Estimating trends of common raven populations in North America 1966 - 2018. Human-Wildlife Interactions
For methods on raven density mapping, see:
Coates, P.S., O'Neil, S.T., Brussee, B.E., Ricca, M.A., Jackson, P.J., Dinkins, J.B., Howe, K.B.,
Moser, A.M., Foster, L.J. and Delehanty, D.J., 2020. Broad-scale impacts of an invasive native predator
on a sensitive native prey species within the shifting avian community of the North American Great Basin.
Biological Conservation, 243, p.108409.
For methods on the Rapid Assessment Function, see:
Brussee, BE; Coates, PS; O'Neil, ST; Dettenmaier, SJ; Jackson, PJ; Howe, KB; Delehanty, DJ. (2021)
A rapid raven assessment protocol to inform targeted management. Human-Wildlife Interactions
For methods on raven occupancy mapping, see:
Webster, SC; O'Neil, ST; Brussee, BE; Coates, PS; Jackson, PJ; Tull, JC; Delehanty, DJ. (2021).
Spatial modeling of common raven density and occurrence helps guide landscape management within
Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems. Human-Wildlife Interactions
Citation: Roth, C.L., Coates, P.S., and Brussee, B.E., 2021, Package raventools version 1.0 : U.S. Geological Survey software release,

Publication Year 2023
Title raventools v1.0
DOI 10.5066/P9PULSDK
Authors Cali L Roth, Peter S Coates, Brianne E Brussee
Product Type Software Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters