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Probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plant species in the California desert


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Reese, G.C., and Carter, S.K., 2019, Probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plant species in the California desert: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Multiple-use public lands are intended to meet the needs of current and future generations and require balancing a host of diverse resource uses and values within and across landscapes. In the California desert, there are significant interests in further developing renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) and important conservation concerns on multiple-use public lands. The Bureau of Land Management recently completed a multiyear land use planning initiative to identify how best to accommodate diverse resource uses in the area. Provisions in the plan provide for protection of modeled suitable habitat for a suite of rare plants. In association with the planning effort, three sets of habitat models were commissioned for plants of conservation [...]

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Sarah K Carter, Southwest Region
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Gordon C Reese, Sarah K Carter
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Sarah K Carter
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Fort Collins Science Center
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These data were developed to provide maps of probable and potential suitable habitat for 43 rare plants in the California desert to inform future planning and management actions undertaken by the Bureau of Land Management and others.
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DOI doi:10.5066/P9NDA9YC

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