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Keyword: Natural Resource Management & Use

Desolation Wilderness: data from 1997-1998 visitor response to fees, fee demonstration project

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains responses to a 1997-1998 survey of 634 overnight visitors and 789 day-use visitors to Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada of northern California. This mailback survey addressed visitors' knowledge regarding level of fees, fee administration method, and potential uses of fees. It was a systematic sample of overnight and day-use permits.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: 2002-2003 wilderness visitor experience data in the Alaska regional context

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains transcripts of interviews with visitors to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST), in Alaska, in 2002 (Phase I) and 2003 (Phase II). Interviews in the first phase included questions relating to visitor expectations and experiences, with specific attention paid to inter-visitor conflict (both before and during the fall hunting season). Phase II interviews were focused more on recreational use.

Data from a 1972 visitor survey in the Desolation Wilderness to determine baseline visitor characteristics, and preferences for wilderness conditions and experience

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This package contains baseline data for visitor characteristics, activities and preferences collected as part of a 1972 survey of visitors to the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada of northern California. Permit data and mailback surveys were used to provide the data from a systematic sample of visitors with the required use permit (permit holders).

Historical beech and oak forests in Indiana

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains a shapefile that provides tree percentages for historical beech and oak forests of Indiana. Data provided include the estimated percentage of beech, oak, ash, hickory, and sugar maple found in these forests, between 1799 and 1946, for each township in Indiana. These data were recovered, using unique GIS methods, from historical tree survey information stored in bar chart figures in Potzger et al.

Ambient soil temperatures in prescribed burned ponderosa pine forests at Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The hourly temperature in the soil at three depths beneath the forest floor of ponderosa pine stands subjected to periodic prescribed burning was measured during one growing season from May until November, 1986 at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest in northern Arizona.

Okefenokee Wilderness: data from a 2001 study of visitor characteristics, perceptions, and management preferences

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The Okefenokee Wilderness, which is within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia, has several characteristics that make it an ideal laboratory to study the interactions between recreationists and the natural environment. Wilderness managers at Okefenokee have adopted regulations that lead overnight visitors to expect and receive high-quality experiences of solitude.

Raster surfaces created from the mapping of longleaf extent and condition using Landsat and FIA data project

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains nine GeoTIFF files for the Fort Stewart-Altamaha significant geographic area (SGA) in Georgia. The extent of the SGA is defined within the America’s Longleaf Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf (2009).

Species occurrence data from the aquatic eDNAtlas database

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The eDNA samples in the eDNAtlas database describe species occurrence locations and were collected by the U.S. Forest Service and numerous agencies that have partnered with the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation (NGC) throughout the United States. This project began in 2015, but updates will include legacy data that were collected using the same protocol. The eDNAtlas database consists of three feature classes.

Fire Lab tree list: A tree-level model of the conterminous United States landscape circa 2014

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Observations of the forests of the conterminous United States at the level of individual trees would be of utility for any number of applications, ranging from modelling the effect of wildland fire on terrestrial carbon resources to estimation of timber volume. While such observations do exist at selected spots such as established forest plots, most forests have not been mapped with this level of specificity.

Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness: data from 1995 survey of commercial and private boat users of the Salmon River

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
These data represent a study of the dominant user groups on the Main and Middle Forks of the Salmon River on the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. Though these groups are using similar equipment and traveling on the same river at the same time, they differ in most aspects of their expectations for the trip, problems they encounter, and what they think managers should do to protect the resource.

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