Bioscience Data Resources
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|Beaver Restoration Assessment||map data||US Fish and Wildlife Service||The Utah statewide Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) is a decision support and planning tool for beaver management. The backbone to BRAT is a capacity model developed to assess the upper limits of riverscapes to support beaver dam-building activities. Both existing and potential capacity were estimated with readily available spatial datasets to evaluate five key lines of evidence: 1) a perennial water source, 2) availability of dam building materials, 3) ability to build a dam at baseflow, 4) likelihood of dams to withstand a typical flood, and 5) likelihood that stream gradient would limit or completely eliminate dam building by beaver. Fuzzy inference systems were used to combine these lines of evidence while accounting for uncertainty.|
|Dominant Vegetation||map data||Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)||Statewide distribution of dominant vegetation species in Utah. The data were derived from 1:24,000 scale orthophoto quadrangles, 1:40,000 scale aerial photos and field mapping by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (approximate date Jan. 2001).|
|GAP Landcover Classification (Raster)||map data and map services||USGS GAP Analysis Program, USU RS/GIS Lab||Landcover classification for the State of Utah for the purposes of regional terrestrial biodiversity assessment.
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|DWR Habitat Areas||map data||DNR, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)||Habitat areas for game species of Utah and generalized occurrence data for habitat areas of protected species.|