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Distribution of Sagebrush and Associated Shrub-steppe Habitats in Western North America

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2004-03

Summary

This map depicts the distribution of sagebrush and associated shrubsteppe habitat types using readily available data from a variety of source maps from WA, OR, CA, UT, NV, CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, AZ, NM, AB, and BC. Habitat was grouped from map sources that were classified with detailed information on specific sagebrush types, as well as coarse-scale maps that classified vegetation as only "shrub" in the case of ND and the Canadian provinces. This map is a 90-meter grid, but source material included 30 to 90-meter grids, and 1:24,000 and 1:100,000 polygon coverages.

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Purpose

This map was created to compile all existing GIS data layers of mapped sagebrush and shrubsteppe habitats, for the purpose of providing a coarse-scale perspective on the distribution of potential western sage-grouse habitat, for use in the Western Sage-grouse Conservation Assessment WAFWA report.

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