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Steve Hanser

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The Science Framework for the Conservation and Restoration Strategy of the Sagebrush Biome provides a strategic, multiscale approach for prioritizing areas for management and determining effective management strategies across the sagebrush biome. It includes: A six step process linking information on sagebrush ecosystem resilience to species habitat requirements An assessment of the predominant ecosystem and anthropogenic threats Decision tools including a habitat matrix to aid in determining project areas and appropriate management actions at multiple scales Geospatial data, maps and models provided through the U.S. Geological Survey ScienceBase and BLM Landscape Approach Data Portal to support future assessments...
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Locations of railroad lines for 11 western states. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1:100k Railroads line network was clipped to the boundary of the 11 Western States.
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This map was developed to examine multi-scale spatial relationships between percentage of sagebrush and other response variables of interest. A map of sagebrush in the western United States was used as a base layer for a moving window analysis to calculate the percentage of the area classified as sagebrush within a 50-km search radius.
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