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New mapping methodology and ranking system for estuarine-upland transition zones is now available for San Francisco Bay

Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and David Thomson with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO), have developed a new mapping methodology and ranking system for transition zones called San Francisco Bay Estuarine-Terrestrial Zone Decision Support System .


Building a Network of Grassland Landscapes in the Midwest: Change Strategies for the Future of Grassland Birds

The Midwest Grasslands Network recognizes that successful grassland conservation needs to take effect at larger scales and in permanent ways in order to halt the long-term declines of grassland bird populations. In 2015 the Network convened a seminar to develop strategies for scaling up...

Delivering Usable Climate Change Information to Sagebrush Managers

Climate change is adding uncertainty to the long-term effectiveness of current land management strategies. Information is needed to adjust these strategies for projected increased climate variability, longer droughts, more intense rainfall events, warmer summers, reduced water provision and...

DRECP Climate Console Guide and Case Study

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Climate Console is a user friendly web based mapping application designed to allow users to explore climate projections to better understand how climate change could alter ecosystems in the California desert. Leveraging the power of Data Basin...

California Condor: Soaring Again in the Western Skies

The California condor is returning from the edge of extinction to once again soaring the skies over southern California.

This is its story...

The California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), with a wingspan of 9.5 feet and weighing up to 25 pounds, is the largest land bird in North...

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With the Data Basin full-screen mapping tools, you can:

  • View and analyze geospatial conservation data
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  • Generate custom analyses and summary reports of your data
  • And much more...

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Gateways are unique spaces for finding curated spatial data. They build upon the existing Data Basin framework and are customized to meet the needs of a target audience. Customizations can include custom mapping and analysis tools.

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