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The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative needed seamless landcover data for the south-central United States. This information is essential for developing computer modeling tools related to the conservation of many terrestrial species and determining the quality of vegetation to assess current and desired conditions.
The Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP) of the University of Missouri, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Biological Survey of the University of Oklahoma, produced a vegetation and landcover GIS data layer for the eastern portions of Oklahoma. This effort was accomplished with direction and funding from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and state and federal partners (particularly the Gulf Coast Prairie and Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperatives of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service). The legend for the layer is based on NatureServe’s Ecological System Classification, with finer thematic units derived from land cover and abiotic modifiers of the System unit. Data for development...
The National Park Service (NPS) Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP) is an effort to classify, describe, and map existing vegetation of national park units as part of generating baseline data products for the NPS Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Program. Plot data were collected during field visits to SAJH during the summer of 2010 and spring of 2011. Vegetation polygons were initially developed using aerial photography within ArcGIS. These polygons were modified based on field work conducted during the summer of 2010 and spring of 2011. The small extent of the park allowed classification data collection to occur simultaneously with field-based mapping. Prior to conducting field visits, existing vegetation...
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data
This shapefile was made in 2009. Photo interpretation for these polygons were based on the 2007 Army Corp (imagery_armycorp file) imagery. This feature class is the end product for the SARI vegetation product. To fully comprehend this feature class, please refer to the full "Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve, U.S. Virgin Islands Vegetation Mapping Project, 2009" report: Moser, J. G., K. R. T. Whelan, R. B. Shamblin, A. J. Atkinson, J. M. Patterson. 2011. Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vegetation Mapping Project, 2009. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/SFCN/NRTR-2011/448. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, in cooperation with private, state, and federal partners, has produced a new land classification map for Texas, based on the NatureServe Ecological System Classification System as described by Comer (2003). Mapping Sub-systems were identified using ecological systems as a starting point. Data was collected in the field and from aerial photography to implement a supervised classification. This land cover data was combined with ecoregions, SSURGO soils, DEM-based variables, and hydrology to help interpret the ecological meaning of final mapping targets. Improved thematic and spatial resolution was achieved using a decision tree classifier with both remotely sensed and abiotic...
Bird fauna of northeast Asia: A summary of the unique biodiversity and the priorities for conservation
Alliance-based vegetation map for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park produced by the Institute for Natural Resources at Portland State University. Part of the Vegetation Mapping Program of the Inventory and Monitoring program at NPS. Several imagery sources were used to construct the vegetation map. LiDAR, SPOT 4, NAIP, and LANDSAT were available for the majority of the project area, with only a few places in Washington lacking LiDAR data. The eCognition software package and Berkley Imaging Segmentation was used to create the initial image segments and polygon map used to aid in collection of field training data. The mean values of various variable inputs were summarized by each of the image segments in addition...
This shapefile represents all the vegetation community polygons visited on Dry Tortugas National Park. Please cite as: Luciani, J. M., K. R. T. Whelan, R. B. Shamblin, R. M. Vargas, J. M. Patterson. 2011. Dry Tortugas National Park vegetation map, 2009. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SFCN/NRTR?2011/469. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
This shapefile was made in 2009 after a second field anaysis of BUIS. Photo interpretation for these polygons were based on the 2007 Army Corp (imagery_armycorp file) imagery. This feature class is the end product for the BUIS vegetation product. To fully comprehend this feature class, please refer to the full "Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands Vegetation Mapping Project, 2009" report:Moser, J. G., K. R. T. Whelan, R. B. Shamblin, A. J. Atkinson, J. M. Patterson. 2010. Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vegetation Mapping Project, 2009. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/SFCN/NRTR - 2010/293. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.