Project: 89f17de7-be88-47d4-bf31-02f465db7d1e

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Project Title
Yellow-Billed Loon Geodatabase
Description
Comprehensive database of yellow-billed loon observations (Gavia adamsii). The database was intended to provide a qualitative "first look" at where loons have been recorded and where surveys have been conducted.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Jennifer Lynn Jenkins
Workgroup Member
101 12th Ave, Room 110
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
V: +1 907 4560327
jennifer_jenkins@fws.gov

Project Abstract

The Bureau of Land Management- Arctic Field Office has a requirement for coordinating research and monitoring projects related to the effectiveness of stipulations and surface resource impacts in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska. Yellow-billed Loons are among the least common breeding birds in the mainland United States and the U.S. breeding population is concentrated largely within the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPR-A). Interest in developing the oil and gas reserves within NPR-A has increased within the last 10 years, along with a need for better information with which to protect loon populations. Fundamental to protection strategies is a good understanding of distribution and abundance. In 2007, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), began development of a comprehensive database of yellow-billed loon observations (Gavia adamsii). The database was intended to provide a qualitative "first look" at where loons have been recorded and where surveys have been conducted. From the standpoint of project assessment, the purpose was to provide a “one-stop shop to identify data sources and data quality, and a general sense of relative abundance for a particular project area”. Data assembled during the initial effort was compiled and distributed to users in 2008. The database was further updated in 2010 and is now available for download from the Arctic LCC website (http://arcticlcc.org/projects/ALCC2010-14). The 2013 agreement with BLM (# L13PG00154) provided the financial support necessary to further update the Yellow-billed loon Geodatabase by incorporating recent information on observations and surveys for yellow-billed loons within Alaska and expand the geographic scope to include the Canadian Arctic

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • LOONS
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Conservation NGOs,
    • Federal resource managers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Informing Conservation Delivery,
    • Data Management and Integration,
    • Data Acquisition and Development
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Datasets/Database,
    • Report

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
f62d981e-6b85-44b8-ba05-e25545b2d190 Yellow-billed loon GDB 2013 Summary mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
c6f15c5a-305a-4355-bc6a-38403ffb2e62 Yellow-billed loon GDB 2013 shapefiles and tables mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
a54cdb0a-5c79-4f5a-9144-873f10847f6b Yellow-billed Loon Geodatabase mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML