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Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999


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Thomas, K.A., Falvo, C.I.P., Enns, K.D., Bell, T.M., and Everette, A.L., 2018, Central Mojave Desert Vegetation Mapping Project, California, 1997-1999: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data at Risk (DaR) team partnered with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) to preserve and release tabular data, shapefiles and field photographs of the Central Mojave Desert from 1997-1999. The data were originally collected as part of an effort through the Desert Managers Group (DMG) to develop scientific information on the distribution and characteristics of vegetation in the eastern Mojave Desert of California. This data preservation effort recovers information from obsolete geospatial files, database files, and field photographs and releases it all in open-source formats. The data made available in this release provide historic context on the species composition and distributions [...]

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These vegetation data provide important base information describing the composition, structure and distribution of Mojave Desert Plants. The data were originally used to inform resource management and planning in the Central Mojave Desert. Having access to these legacy data today provides a baseline for comparative studies on long-term vegetation changes.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9OUBE6T

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