Key Habitats, Ecological Framework, Factors that Influence Habitats

This query lists key habitats, ecological framework as well as factors that influence these habitats.
Eco-Framework Habitat Category Factor Factor Description
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Apache Highlands Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Encinal Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Canadian Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Canadian Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Colorado Plateau Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Gila Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Gila Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Gila Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Gila Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Mimbres Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Pecos Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Pecos Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Rio Grande Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
San Juan Watershed Perennial 5th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
San Juan Watershed Perennial Large Reservoir Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Southern Rocky Mountains Ecoregion Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Southern Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Aquatic Ephemeral Natural Catchments Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Aquatic Perennial Tank Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Windfarms A cluster of wind turbines placed in a location that has an above-average occurrence of strong and steady winds used to generate electricity. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of these wind turbines.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Herbicide shrub control The application of herbicides at large scales to remove or control woody vegetation such as salt cedar, shinnery oak, and creosotebush.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Ecological Sustainability and Integrity Maintenance/restoration of the composition, structure, and processes of ecosystems (i.e. biotic diversity, ecosystem productive capacity, ecological processes, disturbance regimes, soil productivity, water quality and air quality).
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Loss of Keystone Species The loss of specific species whose presence contributes to a diversity of life and whose extinction would consequently lead to the extinction of other forms of life.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use Outdoor Recreational The use of public and private lands for human enjoyment and relaxation (hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc). These activities typically have a low impact to the surrounding habitat.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use Scientific Research Scientific research, including treatments, which disrupt the habitat or behavior of species in the course of the study.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Statewide - Riparian Riparian Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Tularosa Watershed Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Geothermal energy Natural heat from within the earth usually carried to the surface as superheated water and steam and captured for production of electric power or space heating. Factors that influence habitats include the development and maintenance of geothermal facilities.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Oil and Gas exploration/development Conducting geological and geophysical surveys, exploratory drilling in the most promising areas, and finally, drilling of oil and gas wells for production. Factors that influence habitats include exploration and development of oil and gas.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Agricultural production/livestock production Agriculture production includes the growing of field crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables, or flowers. Livestock production includes the production of livestock and livestock products, especially dairies.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Channelization The mechanical alteration of a stream which includes straightening or dredging of the existing channel, or creating a new channel to which the stream is diverted.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Ground water depletion A sustained removal of groundwater through anthropogenic uses such as agriculture, urban or industrial uses that lowering the water table.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Urban/residential, commercial/industrial, and recreational development Urban development entails the conversion or expansion of urban, suburbia, and exurbia areas into previous wildland areas. Likewise, commercial and industrial development entails the conversion or expansion of commercial or industrial operations, building, or development into previous wildland areas. Recreational development is similar, where commercial industry is based on recreational opportunities, such as skiing.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive plants A plant (often non-native) that becomes established and spreads aggressively into new areas and environments, often with detrimental effects on native plant species.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Drought A drought is an prolonged period where precipitation, and thus water availability, falls below the requirements for a region.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Modification of Natural Processes and Ecological Drivers Fire management All activities associated with the management of fire on a given landscape, including prescribed fires, aggressive initial attack, decisions regarding let burn policies, and fuel loading.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Livestock/dairy groundwater contamination Contamination of groundwater from livestock manure, runoff, silage storage, milkhouse waste water, and/or improperly disposed of dead animals.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Sewage/Septic Wastewater generated by commercial, industrial, or domestic use of the water supply that is normally eliminated by the local sewer system. Exposure to sewage may cause disease transmission.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
Zuni Watershed Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Transportation Infrastructure Roads, highways, railroads, and utility corridors Development and maintenance of roads, railroads, pipelines, transmission lines, and utility corridors including the adjacent right of way.