Science

The RWBJV science staff develops models and decision support tools essential to strategic habitat conservation. View summaries below, or download complete documents.

Targeting the WRE Component of ACEP Using GIS Technology in the Rainwater Basin

In cooperation with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, the RWBJV developed a model to identify eligible properties with high restoration potential in the Rainwater Basin. View the WRE Ranking Model 2015.

Rainwater Basin Wetland Inundation Decision Support System Guide 2013

The ability to predict wetland inundation helps managers make decisions about hydrologic restoration and pumping of supplemental water.

Nebraska Landcover Development

The RWBJV created a land cover dataset that integrates data from numerous sources to provide comprehensive coverage in Nebraska.

Rainwater Basin 2012 Wetland Vegetation Map

A description of methods used to map vegetation communities in Rainwater Basin wetlands in order to improve strategic conservation efforts and decision making.

RWBJV Landcover Accuracy Assessment Report

The RWBJV and partners conducted a series of accuracy assessments in multiple regions of Nebraska to compare performance of the RWBJV Landcover with other datasets available for the state.

Landcover Dataset and NWI Dataset Index Guide

Description of moving window analysis as a tool to identify the type, amount, and distribution of habitat across the landscape.

Soil Erodibility Index for Nebraska

To aid in conservation planning and design, the RWBJV science office, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, developed statewide, spatially explicit GIS layers that indicate the presence of highly erodible soils.

Loess Hills Conservation through DST Integration

This project developed baseline data and species-habitat models to guide strategic habitat conservation in Nebraska’s Central Loess Hills.

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