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Potential Reforestation Index for the South at 2050

Citation

Greene, Rachel E., Kristine O. Evans, Michael T. Gray, Todd Jones-Farrand, and William G. Wathen. May 1, 2018. Mapping the South's Forests of the Future.

Summary

The Potential Reforestation Index geospatial data product is a companion to the Forest Retention Index product from the Mapping the South’s Forests of the Future project. The Retention Index describes the likelihood that existing forests will remain in a forested condition at decadal time steps through 2060. The Potential Reforestation Index describes the likelihood that a non-forested land unit will be converted to forest cover at those same time steps. We used two datasets to determine areas currently occupied by agriculture that may be most conducive to reforestation efforts: National Commodity Crop Productivity Index (NCCPI) and Potentially Restorable Wetlands on Agriculture Land (PRWAg). The NCCPI is available from USDA Natural [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Toby Gray

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Purpose

The Potential Reforestation Index describes the likelihood that a non-forested land unit will be converted to forest cover at decadal time steps through 2060. This layer describes 2050.

Rights

No liability is to be assumed by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative or any of its partners for the use or misuse of this data. Data is to be considered preliminary, pending comprehensive review, and assumed to be current and accurate at time of release.

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