The Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area (EERMA) project is composed of interdisciplinary U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists working to provide land management agencies and decision makers with synthesized information and comprehensive, virtual tools to promote understanding of the trade-offs of energy development. The purpose of the Interactive Energy Atlas is to provide data and decision support tools to visualize and assess the potential effects of energy development on terrestrial/hydrological resources at multiple scales. Navigate through the resources in this site by using the tabs at the top of the page.
Future Enhancements to the Energy Atlas will Include:|
Spatial analysis tools for resources managers to evaluate the effects of energy development on terrestrial and hydrologic systems. These decision support tools will illustrate how the natural resources data layers included in the interactive online atlas can be integrated to evaluate the trade-offs of energy development activities.
Spatially explicit estimates of potential future oil and gas well densities in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado for projecting effects on terrestrial and hydrologic systems.