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Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015

Rangelands

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.08.002

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Abstract

  • Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) dramatically changes shrub steppe ecosystems in the Northern Great Basin, United States.
  • Current-season cheatgrass location and percent cover are difficult to estimate rapidly.
  • We explain the development of a near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover dataset and map in the Northern Great Basin for the current year (2015), display the current year’s map, provide analysis of the map, and provide a website link to download the map (as a PDF) and the associated dataset.
  • The near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover dataset and map were consistent with non-expedited, historical cheatgrass percent cover datasets and maps.
  • Having cheatgrass maps available mid-summer can help land managers, policy makers, and Geographic Information Systems personnel as they work to protect socially relevant areas such as critical wildlife habitats.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015
Series title:
Rangelands
DOI:
10.1016/j.rala.2016.08.002
Volume:
38
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
278
Last page:
284