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Patch Statistics - Forest harvest patterns on private lands in the Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1985
End Date
2014

Citation

Soulard, C.E., Walker, J.J., and Griffith, G.E., 2017, Data - Forest harvest patterns on private lands in the Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7X63KWW.

Summary

Forests in Washington State generate substantial economic revenue from commercial timber harvesting on private lands. To investigate the rates, causes, and spatial and temporal patterns of forest harvest on private tracts throughout the central Cascade Mountain area, we relied on a new generation of annual land-use/land-cover (LULC) products created from the application of the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm to Landsat satellite imagery collected from 1985 to 2014. We calculated metrics of landscape pattern using patches of intact and harvested forest patches identified in each annual layer to identify changes throughout the time series. Patch dynamics revealed four distinct eras of logging trends that [...]

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Purpose

The two machine readable comma-separated values (CSV) files presented in this USGS Data Release are intended to supplement a journal article on the same topic. The data have led to the final conclusions made in the manuscript.

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