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Monarch Butterfly Relevant Land Cover Data Set for the Conterminous United States of America

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2017

Citation

Jason Rohweder, and Wayne Thogmartin, 2019, Monarch Butterfly Relevant Land Cover Data Set for the Conterminous United States of America: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9B9W5N3.

Summary

The USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center developed a Monarch Butterfly Relevant Land Cover data set covering the conterminous United States of America. This data set was used primarily to assist in forecasting the number of milkweed stems on the landscape. Milkweed are required by monarch butterflies for reproduction and one possible cause for the decline in monarch butterfly numbers is thought to be the loss of milkweed. We used the Cropland Data Layer 2015 as well as additional spatially explicit information to develop the monarch relevant land cover data set. Additional sources of information included 2014 United States Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program enrollment locations; railroad, power line, [...]

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Point of Contact :
Jason Rohweder
Originator :
Jason Rohweder, Wayne E Thogmartin
Metadata Contact :
Jason Rohweder
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Purpose

The Monarch Butterfly Relevant Land Cover Data Set for the conterminous United States of America was developed to assist researchers in developing plans and supporting research for monitoring and restoring the monarch butterfly and its habitat.

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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