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Elevation Derivatives for Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat

Open-File Report 2008-1283

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Abstract

This report describes the methods used to derive various elevation-derivative grids that were inputted to the Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat model (L. Gass and others, unpub. data). These grids, which capture information on surface roughness and topographic characteristics, are a subset of the environmental datasets evaluated for the tortoise habitat model. This habitat model is of major importance to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is charged with management of this threatened population, including relocating displaced tortoises to areas identified as suitable habitat.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Elevation Derivatives for Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1283
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
iii, 7 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y