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5-year Relative Fractional Vegetation Cover at Abandoned Energy Development Sites on the Colorado Plateau

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Publication Date
Start Date
1984-03-01
End Date
2011-10-01

Citation

Waller, E.K., Villarreal, M.L., Poitras, T.B., Nauman, T.W., and Duniway, M.C., 2018, 5-year Relative Fractional Vegetation Cover at Abandoned Energy Development Sites on the Colorado Plateau: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VTGGY0.

Summary

This data release contains a single vector shapefile and two text documents with code used to generate the data product. This vector shapefile contains the locations of 365 “plugged and abandoned” well sites from across the Colorado Plateau with their respective relative fractional vegetation cover (RFVC) values. Oil and gas pads are often developed for production, and then capped, reclaimed, and left to recover when no longer productive (collectively termed “plugged and abandoned”). Understanding the rates, controls, and degree of recovery of these reclaimed well sites (well pads) to a state similar to pre-development conditions is critical for energy development and land management decision processes. We used the Soil-Adjusted [...]

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5-year Relative Fractional Vegetation Cover at Abandoned Energy Development Sites on the Colorado Plateau.xml
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Original FGDC Metadata

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RFVCdata&scripts.zip
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Purpose

This data and code were used to assess vegetation regrowth on 365 abandoned well pads located across the Colorado Plateau in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

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