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Mapping, monitoring, and modeling Western Gateway Community landscape dynamics

Fact Sheet 2012-3141

Climate and Land Use Changeā€”Landscape Change Science Program
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Abstract

Federal public lands in the western United States are becoming increasingly surrounded by Gateway Communities. These communities are undergoing landscape change due to population growth, economic growth, and the resulting land-use development. Socioeconomic, demographic, and land-use changes in Gateway Communities are often perceived as threats to Federal land resources, natural amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities. However, land-surface disturbances on Federal public lands, such as conventional and alternative energy development (which impact surrounding Gateway Communities), are also environmental and societal issues that Federal land and adjacent regional community planners need to consider in their long-range land-use planning.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mapping, monitoring, and modeling Western Gateway Community landscape dynamics
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3141
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N