The USGS has released v2.3 of the National Produced Waters Geochemical Database and Map Viewer. During hydrocarbon production, water is typically co-produced from the geologic formations producing oil and gas.
We developed a guide to assist natural scientists in understanding the philosophical basis of social science to support the meaningful interpretation of social research outcomes. The 3 fundamental elements of research are ontology, what exists in the human world that researchers can acquire knowledge about; epistemology, how knowledge is created; and philosophical perspective, the philosophical orientation of the researcher that guides her or his action. Many elements of the guide also apply to the natural sciences.
Part of a series in Conservation and Stewardship Publications, this handbook is a guide to engaging the full spectrum of Americans in the stewardship of our parks and special places. It assists the National Park Service managers and practitioners and their partners in developing programs that successfully connect diverse communities with their local national parks, and provides an assessment tool that identifies gaps in readiness and informs the development of an effective engagement strategy.
A new tool, created by the North American Bird Conservation, to showcase the value of integration of human dimensions/conservation social science is now available. These success stories offer examples of how human dimensions research can maximize limited financial and staff capacity by supporting the design of conservation programs that work with and for people.
Climate Explorer is an online applied research application that allows users to display maps of climate stressors and their impacts. Users can simultaneously compare historical records and daily observations to long-term climate normals at weather stations throughout the U.S.
Together, NCCWSC and the CSCs provide resource managers and other stakeholders with information and decision-making tools to respond to the effects of climate change on fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and the communities they support. Through close collaboration with managers and scientists inside and outside of government, NCCWSC and the CSCs deliver science to address stakeholder-defined priority climate needs. Learn more about our science approach or read snapshots of our work.
Coastal Resilience supports a community of practitioners around the world who are applying spatial planning innovations to coastal hazard risk, resilience and adaptation issues. This is a global network providing access to peer practitioners, tools, information and training focused on nature-based solutions.
This survey is still being developed. Access over 100 OMB approved survey questions for visitor transportation studies, compare survey methods, and your project plans with this new collaborative tool set.
CTAM is a simple visualization and decision-support tool that helps coastal managers, policy makers, coastal communities and other stakeholders in addressing multiple present and future demands in coastal areas. CTAM describes and analyzes, in a simplified fashion, the complex interactions between natural and human systems. The current emphasis of the tool is on the interaction between fishing and other coastal activities on fisheries and aquatic ecosystems.
The Cumulative Impacts Model estimates and visualizes the impact humans are having on the ocean's ecosystems. Maps are created of all types of human activities that directly or indirectly have an impact on the ecological communities in chosen ecosystems.
Find tools to model and describe changing agricultural conditions, watershed management, crop sequence plans, and rangeland policy. The variety of tools are designed to evaluate drought conditions, fire and fuel effects, carbon emissions, and simulate farm and forest vegetation behavior, and watershed erosion.
Download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties, & states, including aggregations and comparisons. The Economic Profile System (EPS) uses federal data sources, including the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Census, & others. EPS is also known as the Human Dimensions Toolkit by the Forest Service.
The Energy Resources Program of the US Geological Survey is home to current energy studies, projects, maps, and data archive. The Energy Resource Program is part of the US Geological Survey Energy and Minerals Mission Area conducting research and assessments on mineral and energy resources and their economic and environmental effects of extraction and use.
This toolkit gives professionals everything to effectively crowdsource data. It includes a step by step guide, case study models, catalog of federally sponsored projects, access to a citizen science community, and a resource library.
The mountain portal is an interactive web platform provided by the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment of Future Earth and developed by Map of Life. Users can explore and download growing lists of mountain ranges and expected species. Data can then be used for a multitude of projects.
The Human Dimensions Research Program at the Illinois Natural History Survey reports on past Harvesting Reports in relation to wildlife management ecosystems restoration, and environmental health for Illinois and surrounding areas.
IMPLAN is an economic impact assessment modeling system. It allows the user to easily build economic models to estimate the impacts of economic changes in their states, counties, or communities. Full description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMPLAN
INDEX is an integrated suite of interactive GIS planning support tools for assessing community conditions, designing future scenarios in real time, and measuring scenarios with performance indicators.Ranking scenarios by goal achievement. -Monitoring implementation of adopted plans.
The Interactive Energy Atlas for Colorado and New Mexico compiles GIS data sets into a user-friendly format. The maps can be used by resource managers to analyze energy development decisions and increased energy demand while exploring potential impacts on ecological resources and sensitive wildlife species.
InVEST is a tool that can model and map the delivery, distribution, and economic value of life-support systems (ecosystem services), well into the future. The tool will help users visualize the impacts of potential decisions, identifying tradeoffs and compatibilities between environmental, economic, and social benefits.
The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM) is a tool for modeling, mapping, and communicating risk. It is designed to help public agencies and communities understand and reduce their vulnerability to, and risk of, natural hazards.
The Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (MCAs) provides information for local, national, and international organizations regarding a promising strategy to protect ocean and coastal biodiversity from degradation and depletion.
This simulation-based educational tool allows users to experiment with the use of marine reserves as tools in fisheries management and to explore various biological and economic factors that influence population viability and fisheries sustainability.
The integrated modeling system at the heart of MetroQuest allows stakeholders to instantly see the connections between choices and consequences as they explore alternative future scenarios. Its user-friendly, visually engaging interface allows stakeholders and citizens to make sense of the complex relationships and the trade-offs required to create a clean, prosperous and livable future.
The NatureServe Data, Maps & Tools collection is the place to find the data on the status and location of species and ecosystems, tools that support data use and analysis, and scientific and technical expertise.
Our Coast Our Future (OCOF) is a collaborative, user-driven project focused on providing coastal California resource managers and land use planners with locally relevant, online maps and tools to help understand, visualize, and anticipate vulnerabilities to sea level rise and storms.
Please keep to the path reports the best contemporary and past research in short and (hopefully) engaging bytes. Each byte captures the essential aspects of the original peer reviewed research, including why it is useful for understanding the human aspects of nature conservation.
Populations at Risk is a tool to generate reports with socioeconomic information about populations more likely to experience adverse social, health, or economic outcomes due to their race, age, gender, poverty status, or other factors.
This tool is designed for generating a visual understanding for applying human dimension findings to managerial concerns. PCI includes tools for calculating, comparing, and graphing bipolar scales estimating the amount of consensus for variables of interest, and could be used for evaluating non conflict situations as well.
SimCoast is a fuzzy logic rule-based expert system designed to enable researchers, managers and decision-makers to create and evaluate different policy scenarios for coastal zone management. It is interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral. It aims to combine traditional and advanced specialist knowledge about coastal zones with a set of reasoning and analytical tools.
Census 2000 Mapping is an ArcIMS site that allows users to access and query an extended set of 2000 Census variables by geographies such as blocks in Coastal Zone Areas, Block Group, Places, Zip Code Tabulation Area, Voting Districts, Counties, States, and Watersheds through an interactive map.
Developed in Massachusetts, the StormSmart Coasts program is designed to help people working in coastal communities address the challenges arising from storms, floods, sea level rise,and climate change, and provides a menu of tools for successful coastal floodplain management.
The Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest) is designed to measure sustainability literacy worldwide by providing citizens and organizations with relevant assessment tools, which is part of promoting and advocating for education on sustainability and sharing meaningful information and data with researcher, educators, and other stakeholders.
Townsquare connects people, planning and ideas. It's an easy and cost-effective suite of web-based tools to coordinate staff; expand collaboration, data sharing and analysis; and engage communities in understanding and participating in complex planning concepts and processes.
This institute helps federal agencies and affected stakeholders work through conflicts, disputes, and challenges. The institute provides training and services focused on assessment, conflict resolutions, facilitated collaboration, capacity building,
This toolkit is for natural resource planners, socioeconomic analysts, field staff, and public land managers. This toolkit compiles economic value estimates and other information on resources not priced in conventional markets.
This interactive tool is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey and displays results from the Visitor Spending Effects report series. Economic contributions of National Park Service visitor spending are displayed at the national, state, and local levels.