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Database Associated with the Assessment of Soil and Water Resources in The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, New Mexico

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Start Date
1950
End Date
2018

Citation

Mitchell, A.C., Shephard, Z.M., Blake, J.M., Ball, G.P., Chavarria, S.B., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., 2019, Database Associated with the Assessment of Soil and Water Resources in The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9JVHA4Z.

Summary

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release presents the geospatial data used to assess the hydrologic and soil resources and the potential effects from grazing, infrastructure, and land-management decisions in the Bureau of Land Management Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, New Mexico. Publicly available and previously unpublished data were used to assess these resources and effects and to identify data gaps in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument area. Data created from already published data such as landform, infiltration, geology, and grazing potential coverages are also included in this data release. These data support the following publication: Blake, J.M., Mitchell, A.C., Shephard, Z.M., Ball, [...]

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“Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument”
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Purpose

The data release presents the data used to assess the hydrologic and soil resource of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The overall objectives of this study are to improve the existing characterization of surface-water, groundwater, soil, and land form resources across the monument and provide hydrologic information related to potential future infrastructure development such as trails, roads, and campgrounds. Specific objectives of this project are to compile and document published literature and existing data related to hydrologic and soil resources, identify potential weathering and erosion sites through geologic maps and modeled methods, create a land form map in order to better identify soils in the monument, and use watershed models to determine the effects of different scenarios on the environment of the monument such as grazing, lack of vegetation, and other factors.

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