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Vegetation cover data used from the Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (SVIM) for Southwest Idaho

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Publication Date
Start Date
1977-06-12
End Date
1983-01-27

Citation

Barker, B.S., Welty, J.L., Thomas, C.B., and Pilliod, D.S., 2018, Vegetation cover data used from the Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (SVIM) for Southwest Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9C3FSOC.

Summary

The US Department of Interior’s (USDI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a long history of soil and vegetation monitoring of public rangelands it manages. However, historical monitoring data have been stored and managed at the field, district, or state level, making them difficult to compile and analyze. BLM’s Soil Vegetation Inventory Method (hereafter SVIM) program occurred between 1977 and 1983 in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. Our objective was to extract and decode vegetation cover data from the SVIM dataset in a georeferenced, digital format. Vegetation cover data are available for 22,578 SVIM site write-up areas in nine states. The wide geographic coverage of the [...]

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USGS-SVIM_vegetation_cover_data_SW_IDaho.xml
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USGS_SVIM_Species_Crosswalk.xlsx 693.43 KB

Purpose

This dataset was created to create a crosswalk of the original SVIM species codes to more modern and locally correct species code information within the Great Basin, USA.

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  • Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9C3FSOC

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