Terms of Use

January 1, 2021

Disclaimer

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website are intended to be in keeping with, but do not necessarily accurately reflect, the views of the FED project sponsors and collaborators.

Copyright

Data and information presented on this website (https://views.cira.colostate.edu/fed) are generally considered to be in the public domain unless otherwise indicated. Some images, graphics, and datasets on this website have been created by other organizations and are used either with permission or under the general terms of public domain data.

External Links

Some pages and documents on this website may contain hyperlinked references to information created and maintained by other organizations. The FED team cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials. Where appropriate, external links may be indicated by the following icon:

Citation Guidelines

We encourage the use and publication of FED data and materials in scientific, policy-related, or educational activities. Any published use of data or materials must acknowledge the FED as the source using the following general citation guidelines:

For modeling platform datasets, we suggest the following citation template:

The Federal Land Manager Environmental Database (FED). 2020. FED Modeling Platform <yyyy><version number>. Downloaded from the FED website (https://views.cira.colostate.edu/fed) on mm/dd/yyyy††.
Please provide a modeling platform date identifier that includes the base year ("yyyy") and scenario or version number ("version number") - e.g. "2008c", "2011a", "2014v2", "2016v1", etc.
†† Please provide the approximate date ("mm/dd/yyyy") on which you obtained the data from the FED.

For observational (monitored) datasets, we suggest the following citation template:

The Federal Land Manager Environmental Database (FED). 2020. <Network Code> data for <mm/dd/yyyy> - <mm/dd/yyyy>†† obtained from the FED website (https://views.cira.colostate.edu/fed) on mm/dd/yyyy†††.
Please provide the Monitoring Network (or Dataset) code ("<Network Code>") for the data being cited. A full list of TSS network and dataset codes can be found here.
†† Please provide the date range ("yyyy") spanned by the data being cited - e.g. "1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012".
††† Please provide the approximate date ("mm/dd/yyyy") on which you obtained the data from the FED.

Publication Guidelines

We request one copy of any printed publication using FED data or materials be sent to the FED Technical Coordinator at the address below. Citations or electronic copies are acceptable. For online uses, we request that the author notify the appropriate program office (of the URL where the materials are posted) of the online post/publication that includes FED data or materials, and to provide the program office a brief description of how they have used FED data in their online post/publication. Students who use FED data or materials to complete academic assignments are not required to seek permission, but must appropriately acknowledge the FED in any publication (e.g., a thesis).

Shawn McClure
FED Technical Coordinator
CIRA, Colorado State University
CSU Foothills Campus, 1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO
80523-1375