Resources

LCCs have produced a wealth of informational documents, reports, fact sheets, webinars and more to help support resource managers in designing and delivering conservation at landscape scales.

Climate velocity 1995-2055 map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Change agents, energy development and human modification map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Human Modification (HM) model is designed to provide a comprehensive, but parsimonious approach, that uses several stressor/threats datasets to estimate level of human modification. There are three important elements that define the HM approach: (a) the human modification stressors and their data sources (b) the measurement unit used for each stressor, and (c) the method used to combine the effects of multiple stressors into an overall score of human modification. The way in which these various data layers are combined into a single index is quite important.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The landscape permeability model represents the structural connectivity of sagebrush ecosystem habitat in the Green River Basin (including ~5-10 km boundary outside of the GRB. This model connects patches of habitat, across the landscape using resistances that represent the degree of human modification and slope (energetic costs), using the Multi-Scale Landscape Permeability model (Theobald et al. 2012; Theobald unpublished). We used two metrics: (a) patch importance and (b) betweeness centrality amongst patches. These metrics were summarized for each HUC12.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Oil and gas map

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This map presents the study area of the Green River Basin LCD study area and the major land managers in the region.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This dataset depicts riparian vegetation in the valley bottoms at 10-meter resolution for the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) project area covering portions of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Values are continuous and represent the portion of each 10-meter pixel comprised by woody riparian vegetation.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

For the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) assessment, we mapped the vulnerability of sagebrush ecosystem to climate change and resistance/resilience for each 12-digit hydrologic unit. Using a vulnerability framework, we defined Sensitivity (S) as the multi-scale average of sagebrush ecosystem land cover derived from LANDFIRE Existing Vegetation Type (LANDFIRE 2014). Exposure (E) to climate change was based on the max-normalized value of climate velocity from AdaptWest (2015).

Date posted: June 25, 2019

For the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) assessment, we mapped the vulnerability of the sagebrush ecosystem to oil and gas development for each 12-digit hydrologic unit. Using a vulnerability framework, we defined Sensitivity (S) as the multi-scale average of sagebrush ecosystem land cover derived from LANDFIRE Existing Vegetation Type (LANDFIRE 2014). Exposure (E) to oil and gas development was quantified as the average kernel density of active oil and gas wells at multiple scales.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This website is a collaborative hub for Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) participants to access project information, documents and data. It's a space for all to contribute ideas, news, project information or files through collaborative discussion, document editing and data sharing tools.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This dataset represents the study area boundary of the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design project. This feature was generated from the USDA NRCS HU4 dataset and is comprised of the following features: 1404: Great Divide - Upper Green; 1405: White - Yampa; 1406: Lower Green.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Green River Basin Vulnerability Model Tools and Python Code folder contains ArcGIS 10.2.1 model builder tools and python scripts used in the development of output datasets for the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design. Provide is a ArcGIS model builder toolset for each vulnerability assessment. ArcGIS models have also been exported as python code for archiving purposes. Custom python scripts for computing the patch importance and permeability flow line inputs into the sagebrush ecosystem permeability model are also provided.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

For the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) assessment, we mapped the vulnerability of occupied Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticus) habitat to climate change for each 12-digit hydrologic unit. Cutthroat trout occupied habitat was mapped from the range-wide status report (Hirsch et. al 2013). Using a vulnerability framework, we defined Sensitivity (S) as the total length of occupied cutthroat trout habitat within HUC12 polygons.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

For the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) assessment, we mapped the vulnerability of the critical habitat for threatened and endangered fish species to oil and gas development for each 12-digit hydrologic unit. The following threatened and endangered fish species were included in this vulnerability assessment: Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans), Humpback chub (Gila cypha), and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus).

Date posted: June 25, 2019

For the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) assessment, we mapped the vulnerability of riparian habitat for terrestrial species and process. Using a vulnerability framework, we defined Sensitivity (S) as the percent riparian vegetation within the valley bottom and Exposure (E) as the amount of human modification within the valley bottom. For each 12-digit hydrologic unit code within the GRB LCD we summarized the riparian sensitivity and exposure to human modification. We also computed Potential Impact (PI), and Adaptive Capacity (AC) metrics at the HUC12 level.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Projected climate change 1980-2050 map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Ecological reference map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Management agencies map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Reference ecological systems map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Riverine and riparian map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Slides from workshop 1.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Green River Landscape Conservation Design project (GRB LCD) is an effort to identify spatially-explicit conservation opportunities for the Green River Basin ecosystems via a collaborative process. Through the LCD process, stakeholders across the focal region are convened and common management objectives and conservation concerns identified. Existing datasets relevant to these objectives and concerns are identified and analyzed to determine condition and trend of resources and stressors in a spatially-explicit manner.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Focal sites map.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Jurisdictions map

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This document presents tasks and milestones for phase 1 of Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design. Phase 1 is anticipated to be completed by April 2016.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This document describes the why, what, who, and how of the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) began in 2015, through support from the Great Northern and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). The Green River Basin encompasses 124,578 km2, spanning sections of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. As a landscape of mixed public and private lands with a history of ranching and recreation, as well as a focal point for energy development today, the Green River Basin is complex both socially and ecologically.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This cookbook describes the basic inputs required for Marxan, outlines the processing steps for deriving these inputs and running Marxan, and working with the output. 

Date posted: June 25, 2019

MARXAN PowerPoint file

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This project report describes the methods used to organize, collect, and analyze and model data on 19 plant species having formal designation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or identified as of concern (i.e., "sensitive") in the Colorado Plateau by collaborating Federal and state agencies, principally the Bureau of Land Management, Utah (BLM), the State of Utah Department of Natural Resources (UT-DNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The first part of this webinar will provide an introduction on the need for the development of the Inland Cutthroat Trout Viewing and Editing Web Application. This includes information about the Cutthroat Conservation and Recovery Teams and the value of the Inland Cutthroat Protocol for maintaining current information on species and habitat status, as well as other benefits.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Percent Calcium Carbonate

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Soils with Hydric Rating

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Soils with Hydric Rating

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Vulnerability Factors Affecting Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Vulnerability Factors Affecting Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Using Soil Vulnerability to Predict Changes in Vegetation Cover in Response to Climate Change

Date posted: June 25, 2019
Potential for vegetation change on sensitive soils (MIRCO Medres scenarios) for 2041 to 2050 in the Southern Rockies LCC, USA.
Date posted: June 25, 2019

Globally, ecosystemsare subjected toprolonged droughts and extremeheat events, leading to forest die-offs and dominance shifts in vegetation. Some scientists and managers view soil as the main resource to be considered in monitoring ecosystem responses to aridification. As the mediumthroughwhich precipitation is received, stored, and redistributed for plant use, soil is an important factor in the sensitivity of ecosystems to a drying climate.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Shallow Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Shallow Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Soils with High Risk of Water Erodibility

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Soils with High Risk of Water Erodibility

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Wind Erodibility Groups

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Wind Erodibility Groups

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Low Available Water Storage Capacity

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Low Available Water Storage Capacity

Date posted: June 25, 2019

MC2 projections of historic potential vegetation types (1971-2000)

Date posted: June 25, 2019

MC2 projections of potential vegetation types for (2041 to 2050) under the MIROC3 GCM scenarios.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Drought sensitive soils SRLCC North vulnerability map

Date posted: June 25, 2019