Key Habitats and Factors that Influence Habitats

This query lists key habitats and the factors that influence them.
Habitat Category Factor Factor Description
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 Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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 Semi-Desert Grassland Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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 Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Chihuahuan Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
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 Semi-Desert Grassland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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 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 Semi-Desert Grassland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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 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 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 Semi-Desert Grassland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Semi-Desert Grassland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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 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 Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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 Semi-Desert Grassland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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 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.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Ephemeral 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Man-made Catchments Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Ephemeral Marsh/Cienega Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Ephemeral Natural Catchments Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Madrean Encinal Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Madrean Encinal Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
Madrean Encinal Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
Madrean Encinal Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Encinal Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Madrean Encinal Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Madrean Encinal Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Madrean Encinal Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
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.
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.
Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madrean Pine-Oak/Conifer-Oak Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial 1st / 2nd order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial 3rd / 4th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial 5th order stream Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial 5th order stream Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial Large Reservoir Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Perennial Large Reservoir Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial Marsh/Cienega/Spring/Seep Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Hydropower Development and maintenance of facilities that use flowing water to generate electricity.
Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Perennial Tank Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Perennial Tank Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Altered hydroperiod Any physical activity that will change the natural hydoperiod of the wetland.
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.
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.
Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Regulated Flows Surface flows downstream from a dam or other controlled structure that modifies natural flow conditions.
Perennial Tank Habitat - Conversion Sediment Load The natural inorganic soil materials suspended in or transported by a stream.
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.
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.
Perennial Tank Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
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.
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.
Perennial Tank Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
Perennial Tank Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
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.
Perennial Tank Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Perennial Tank Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Riparian Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Deforestation Removal of large blocks of forested lands to provide land for agricultural, development, or timber purposes.
Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Improper Grazing Practices Practices that reduce long-term plant and animal productivity, and include both domestic livestock and wildlife.
Riparian Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
Riparian Habitat - Conversion Dams Barriers across perennial or ephemeral drainages that obstructs, directs, or retards water flow and creates a reservoir, lake, or impoundment.
Riparian Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Riparian Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
Riparian Invasive Species Exotic or invasive wildlife A non-native wildlife species that encroaches into habitat and/or niches occupied by other species.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use ATVs / Snowmobiles / off road vehicles Any motor vehicle designed for use on unimproved or open terrain for recreational purposes.
Riparian Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Riparian Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Riparian Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
Riparian Pollution Toxic waste contamination Contamination from waste that poses a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when improperly handled.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Rocky Mountain Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Montane Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Western Great Plains Sandhill Sagebrush Shrubland Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Mining Extraction of minerals from surface and subsurface areas from the earth.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Abiotic Resource Use Water Withdrawal/Dewatering Removal of surface water from any natural source or reservoir for human use.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Fuel wood collection Collection of any woody biomass for use as fuel.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Hunting / gathering Legal harvesting of wildlife or the collecting of wild non-endangered plants.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Consumptive Biological Use Logging The practice of harvesting timber from forests.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Habitat - Conversion Drainage of wetlands The artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a wetland.
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Invasive Species Disease/Parasites/pathogens A native or exotic organism that can negatively impact the habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Non-consumptive Biological Use Military Maneuvers Military training exercises that negatively impact the environment, e.g. tank movement.
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.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Agricultural chemicals The application of pesticides or fertilizers to large tracts of land for farming purposes.
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.
Western Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie Pollution Solid Waste Household garbage, yard waste, and recyclable items illegally or improperly discarded.
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.
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.