In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
The Western Soundscape Archive is a searchable web-based audio archive with a focus on the natural sounds of the western United States. Housed at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library, the recordings include representative sounds of more than 90% of the West's bird species, all of the region's frogs and toads, and more than 100 different types of mammals and reptiles, as well as ambient soundscapes and interviews.
Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) [Photograph: Karen Steenhof, USGS Snake River Field Station]
SAGEMAP is a portal for spatial data used in research and management of sage grouse and sagebrush steppe habitats in the western United States. It provides data encompassing the historical extent of sage grouse distribution in the Intermountain West. These data are used by state and federal agencies to develop an objective assessment of the current status of sage grouse populations and their habitats across the region. SAGEMAP is a project supported by the U.S. Geological Survey and NBII.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey