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This data represents a draft “Integrated” alternative from the DRECP Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives dated December 17, 2012. Each integrated alternative is comprised of three primary elements: Renewable Energy Development areas, Conservation Area Reserve System areas, and Other Lands.The Renewable Energy Development areas include Development Focus Areas (DFAs) in all alternatives and in Alternatives 1, 6, and 7 also include Solar PEIS Variance lands.The Conservation Area Reserve System includes three components: the BLM Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) areas, Conservation Planning Areas, and Existing Conservation. The BLM LUPA areas are comprised of Desert Conservation Lands...
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Mojave and Great Basin Upper Bajada and Toeslope distribution within the DRECP study area.This community was extracted from the Land/Use Natural Vegetation Communities dataset provided by Aerial Information Systems and the California Dept. of Fish and Game. Extractions were based on the GroupCommunity field.The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and contractor Aerial Information Systems (AIS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of a portion of the western Mojave Desert in California. The mapped area is bounded to the west and south by USDA Ecoregional Subsection 322Ag of the Mojave Desert (Miles and Goudey 1997). To the east, the portion mapped...
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Intermontane Deep or Well-Drained Soil Scrub distribution within the DRECP study area.This community was extracted from the Land/Use Natural Vegetation Communities dataset provided by Aerial Information Systems and the California Dept. of Fish and Game. Extractions were based on the GroupCommunity field.The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and contractor Aerial Information Systems (AIS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of a portion of the western Mojave Desert in California. The mapped area is bounded to the west and south by USDA Ecoregional Subsection 322Ag of the Mojave Desert (Miles and Goudey 1997). To the east, the portion mapped by...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Fir Engraver, White Fir, 1999. Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010), produced...
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This is one of many datasets generated as part of the cited study. It shows Western Conterminous US Killed Trees Per Grid Cell, Pinyon IPS, Common Pinyon, 2009. Below is a description of the entire study: Abstract. Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010),...
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