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General classification handbook for floodplain vegetation in large river systems

Techniques and Methods 2-A1

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Abstract

This handbook describes the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) General Wetland Vegetation Classification System developed as part of a multi-state and Federal partnership for the Upper Mississippi River System. This classification system consists of 31 general classes and has been used to create systemic land cover/land use maps throughout this diverse river system. In addition, it describes the evolution of the General Wetland Vegetation Classification System, discusses the process of creating a map, and describes each of the 31 general classes in detail. This handbook also acts as a pictorial guide to illustrate each of the general classes as they may appear in the field, as well as on color-infrared aerial photographs.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
General classification handbook for floodplain vegetation in large river systems
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
2-A1
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
56 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Book 2. Collection of environmental data, Section A. Biological science