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Data catalog and scanned images for Anderson and Rothermel early fire behavior experiments

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains scanned photos from pivotal experiments conducted by Richard Rothermel and Hal Anderson at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s. The scans document early research that forms the foundation of fire spread and fire danger models used in the field to this day. It also contains a data catalog and finding aid for the hard copy data and files available for these experiments.

Detections of breeding birds in the Shoshone, Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor ranges, Nevada (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
These data document annual detections of breeding birds in canyons throughout four mountain ranges in the central Great Basin (Lander, Nye, and Eureka counties, Nevada): the Shoshone Mountains, Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, and Monitor Range. Data were collected from 2001 through 2012, inclusive. Birds were detected during fixed-radius point counts. In most cases, each point was visited three times per season.

Spatial wildfire occurrence data for the United States, 1992-2012 [FPA_FOD_20140428] (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains a spatial database of wildfires that occurred in the United States from 1992 to 2012, generated for the national Fire Program Analysis (FPA) system. The wildfire records were acquired from the reporting systems of federal, state, and local fire organizations.

RxCADRE 2008, 2011, and 2012: Clip plot locations

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains both the pre- and post-burn clip plot locations for the 2008, 2011, and 2012 Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) fuels and ground cover fraction data (both of which are available in a separate data publication).

RxCADRE 2008, 2011, and 2012: Ground cover fractions

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This comma-delimited ASCII file contains estimated ground cover fractions at the post-fire clip plot locations at the Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) units burned in 2008, 2011, and 2012. These plots are located at the Eglin Air Force Base, northeast of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County and the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway, near Camila, Georgia.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) Wilderness: 2011 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains data from a 2011 quantitative study on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in California, on wilderness user perceptions of existing wilderness quality and existing management practices and facilities.

John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness: 1990 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
A long-term problem that confronted wilderness managers in the early 1990s, and continues today, is the displeasure hikers express about meeting recreational livestock (primarily horses and mules) and seeing impacts of stock use. This data set contains the responses from a visitor survey of 891 participants who spent time in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness or John Muir Wilderness during 1990.

Wildland fire emission factors database

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
Smoke emission factors (EFs) have been developed for a variety of wildland fuels beginning in the late 1960s. Many of these EFs have been presented in a variety of outlets and there is no centralized repository containing many of the EFs developed in the 1970s and 1980s.

Wildlife population and harvest data for Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
The data documents trends in the populations and harvests of wildlife species across the United States, from 1955 to 2010, as one set of resource condition indicators as required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) of 1974. Data from a variety of sources were used to document recent historical trends in big game, small game, migratory game birds, furbearers, nongame, and imperiled species.

Capture history and handling times for "Netguns: a technique for capturing Black-backed Woodpeckers"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication includes capture history and handling times for Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides articus) between September 2008 and June 2011 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Study sites chosen were forests impacted recently by fire or mountian pine beetle infestations. Seventy-five Black-backed Woodpeckers were captured using Coda or carbon dioxide powered netguns, and 26 of those birds were recaptured.

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