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U.S. Forest Fragmentation - Northeast

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2010-05-19 06:40:10
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2010-05-19 06:41:56

Summary

This dataset depicts indices of forest fragmentation within the U.S. Northeast region. This dataset can help inform prioritization of landscapes for conservation through identification of more intact forested areas. Forest fragmentation was assessed using information derived from the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) and USGS 1:100,000 scale roads. Within each forested ecoregion in the World Wildlife Fund ecoregions dataset, landscape units (land units) were defined using U.S. Census Bureau TIGER highway networks. Land units were blocks of forested land bounded by highways and were required to be at least 2,000 hectares in size. Land units smaller than 2,000 hectares or areas within urban areas were excluded from this analysis. The [...]

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Conservation Biology Institute
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:42:56 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 6184881e98ba4eb5899bbaf7f57ceff2

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