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Probable Suitable Habitat Maps For 26 of 43 Rare Plants In The California Desert


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Reese, G.C., and Carter, S.K., 2019, Probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plant species in the California desert: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Here we present the maps probable suitable habitat of 26 of 43 rare plants in the California desert. The multispecies map of probable suitable habitat combines data from all 26 species for which probable suitable habitat was mapped and indicates the number of species for which probable suitable habitat is predicted at each location. Data are presented at a spatial resolution of 10 m pixels, which was required to harmonize the original model inputs. However, maps of suitable habitat should be used at a resolution no smaller than 360 m (i.e., 36 pixels x 36 pixels), which corresponds with the resolution of the coarsest model input. This product can be used to inform future conservation, planning, and management actions in the California [...]

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Point of Contact :
Sarah K Carter, Southwest Region
Originator :
Gordon C Reese, Sarah K Carter
Metadata Contact :
Sarah K Carter
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center
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These data were developed to provide maps of probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plants in the California desert to inform future planning and management actions undertaken by the Bureau of Land Management and others.



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9NDA9YC
USGS_ScienceCenter Fort Collins Science Center
USGS_MissionArea Ecosystems

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