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An effective and efficient assessment process

Publications Posted on: March 30, 2018
Depending on the agency, discipline, or audience, assessments supply data and information to address relevant policy questions and to help make decisions. If properly executed, assessment processes can draw conclusions and make recommendations on how to manage natural resources. Assessments, especially large ones, can be easily influenced by internal and external forces.

Supporting data for "Morphologic plasticity and increasing competition explain deviation from the Metabolic Scaling Theory in semi-arid conifer forests, southwestern USA"

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication includes tree measurements taken 2008-2010 in three mixed conifer forests: the Pinaleño Mountains and Santa Catalina Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and the Jemez Mountains (Valles Caldera National Preserve) in northern New Mexico. Tree data measured at all locations include: species, condition, diameter at breast height and maximum vertical height.

MODIS-based annual production estimates from 2000-2015 for rangelands in USFS grazing allotments in Region 5

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains an ESRI grid dataset describing annual productivity and drought in the non-forest domain of Region 5 (California) of the United States Forest Service (USFS). Production data were generated from the Rangeland Vegetation Simulator (RVS).

2012 Planning Rule Assessment

Pages Posted on: November 30, 2016
This online tool from the Rocky Mountain Research Station provides information to assist National Forests and Grasslands in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the USDA Forest Service in the assessment phase of their forest planning process. Use the interactive graphic on this page to explore the 15 different assessment areas in the 2012 Planning Rule, learn about key definitions in each area, and draw connections between the assessment phase and the planning and monitoring phases.

Atlas of digital polygon fire extents for Idaho and western Montana (1889-2003)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This coverage includes fire perimeters recorded in polygon coverages acquired from 12 National Forests and two National Parks as described in the Data Set Credit section. It includes 5,666 fire polygons recorded from an area covering 13,839,584 hectares that include 44% of Idaho, Montana west of the Continental Divide, and Yellowstone National Park.

Data product containing nest success and factors affecting nest survival for "Nest success of Black-backed Woodpeckers in forests with mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Black Hills, South Dakota"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains nest success and measurements of other factors that might affect nest survival of Black-backed Woodpeckers (picoides articus) found in the Black Hills of South Dakota in mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) infested areas in 2004 and 2005.

Field attributes and satellite indices for "The Relationship of Multispectral Satellite Imagery to Immediate Fire Effects"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains satellite image-derived burn severity indices as well as fire effects measured after eight large wildfire events in the Western United States.

Atlas of digital polygon fire extents for Idaho and western Montana (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This coverage includes fire perimeters recorded from 1889 through 2008 in polygon coverages acquired from 12 National Forests and two National Parks as described in the Data Set Credit section. It includes 7,550 fire polygons recorded from an area covering 13,839,584 hectares that include 44% of Idaho, Montana west of the Continental Divide, and Yellowstone National Park.

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.

National river recreation study data: a nationwide survey of river recreation use from 1977-1984

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains data collected as part of the National River Recreation Study (NRRS), which was a program of long-term research on river recreationists nationwide. The North Central Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota (NCFES) conducted the overall study between 1977 and 1984.

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