The QDMA spatial map depicting deer density (deer per square mile) was digitized across the eastern United States. Estimates of deer density were: White = rare, absent, or urban area with unknown population, Green = less than 15 deer per square mile, Yellow = 15 to 30 deer per square mile, Orange = 30 to 40 deer per square mile, or Red = greater than 45 deer per square mile. These categories represent coarse deer density levels as identified in the QDMA report in 2009 and should not be used to represent current or future deer densities across the study region.
One of the most threatened ecosystems in North America, native prairie and grasslands contained within the Prairie Grasslands Region are essential habitat for a number of wild game and threatened species, including the lesser prairie chicken and sage grouse. The region also encompasses the Red River Basin of the North and the Ogallala Aquifer—areas that are facing critical conservation needs on working lands from frequent flooding and ponding (in the north) to prolonged drought and aquifer decline (in the Ogallala). This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.
The Mississippi River is North America’s largest river, flowing over 2,300 miles through America’s heartland to the Gulf of Mexico. The watershed not only provides drinking water, food, industry, and recreation for millions of people, it also hosts a globally significant migratory flyway and home for over 325 bird species. This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.
The Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP) provides resources for understanding regional economic and demographic change. Our data and analysis services help inform local decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning processes. ICIP continues Iowa State University's long history of socio-economic data service provision.
The LTAR network maintains stations for standard meteorological measurements including, generally, air temperature and humidity, shortwave (solar) irradiance, longwave (thermal) radiation, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, and precipitation. Many sites also have extensive comparable legacy datasets. The LTAR scientific community decided that these needed…
This dataset contains air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, wind speed, soil temperature, and soil moisture data from the Ames Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) site 2031 in Boone County, Iowa. The dataset links to a National Resources Conservation Service data request form, from…
Field 70/71 Study for Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices in Ames, Iowa
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Bruner Farm Study for Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices in Ames, Iowa
Soil P analyzed by Bray P extractant. Soil K analyzed by Ammonium Acetate extractant. For MeasSoilCover estimates: Photos were taken with a Canon, 12.3 megapixel EOS Rebel T3 mounted on a Van-Guard QS-46…
This site provides free access to Iowa geographic map data through an on-line map viewer and through Web Map Service (WMS) connections for GIS. The site was developed by the Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This site was first launched in March 1999.
The measured and simulated data for corn and soybean yields, tileflow, N concentration, and N loading by plot, year, treatment, rotation, tillage and N application from 36 1-acre plots located on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa are presented.