Prairie Pothole Bird Conservation Region

Montana Bird Conservation Region 11 Maps and Data

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana are working together with other partners to support the development of a cooperative monitoring strategy for upland birds in the Prairie Potholes Bird Conservation Region (BCR 11). Within Montana, BCR 11 includes 20.5 million acres in 17 counties and encompasses the Northern Great Plains and portions of the Northern Rolling Plains and the Northern Rocky Mountain foothills.

These maps and summary tables represent a range of environmental data that can be used for evaluating the biophysical characteristics of BCR 11 at the landscape level. The GIS datasets, metadata, and map templates used to create these displays are available on DVD. For a copy, contact:
Catherine Maynard,
USDA-NRCS, (406) 444-4546

If you would like to discuss a collective strategy for data collection, data sharing and long-term monitoring, contact:

Catherine Wightman,
MFWP, (406) 443-3949

Annual C-Factor (Climatic Erosivity)
USDA-NRCS Ecological Sites
Map Summary Table
Geologic Map (1998-2004), Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Map Summary Table
General Surficial Geology (1955), U.S. Geological Survey
Map Summary Table
USDA-NRCS Major Land Resource Areas (MLRAs)
Map Summary Table
MSDI — Land Cover 2010
Map Summary Table
USDA-NASS 2007 Cropland Data
Map Summary Table
Elevation Ranges in BCR 11
Map Summary Table
Land Ownership Categories
Map Summary Table
Precipitation Timing
Relative Effective Annual Precipitation (REAP)
Map Summary Table
RUSLE Rainfall Factor (RF)
USDA-NRCS STATSGO General Soils (2006)
Sub-Basin Hydrologic Units
Map Summary Table
Ecological Units
Map Summary Table

USDA NRCS Montana State Office
Natural Resources Conservation Service
10 East Babcock Street
Federal Building, Room 443
Bozeman, MT 59715-4704
Phone: 406-587-6811
Fax: 406-587-6761

Catherine Maynard
Montana Natural Resources Conservation Service
Phone: 406-444-4546