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Geospatial Data for Object-Based High-Resolution Classification of Conifers within Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat across Nevada and a Portion of Northeastern California (ver. 2.0, July 2018)


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Coates, P.S., Gustafson, K.B., Roth, C.L., Chenaille, M.P., Ricca, M.A., Mauch, K., Sanchez-Chopitea, E., Kroger, T.J., Perry, W.M., and Casazza, M.L., 2018, Geospatial data for object-based high-resolution classification of conifers within greater sage-grouse habitat across Nevada and a portion of northeastern California (ver. 2.0, July 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These products were developed to provide scientific and correspondingly spatially explicit information regarding the distribution and abundance of conifers (namely, singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), and western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)) in Nevada and portions of northeastern California. Encroachment of these trees into sagebrush ecosystems of the Great Basin can present a threat to populations of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). These data provide land managers and other interested parties with a high-resolution representation of conifers across the range of sage-grouse habitat in Nevada and northeastern California that can be used for a variety of management and research [...]

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These data were created to provide land and wildlife managers with an additional resource to aid in planning and management decisions within Nevada sage-grouse habitat.


The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Conifers in sagebrush ecosystem, northeastern NV. Photographer: Steve Hanser
Conifers in sagebrush ecosystem, northeastern NV. Photographer: Steve Hanser


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Revision 2.0 by Erika Sanchez-Chopitea on July 6, 2018. To review the changes that were made, see “RevisionHistory.docx” in the attached files section.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7348HVC

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