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Forestry and soil moisture data from Sugarloaf Creek Basin, CA; 1970-2017


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Stevens, J.T., 2020, Forestry and soil moisture data from Sugarloaf Creek Basin, CA; 1970-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The data from Sugarloaf Creek Basin (SCB) in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park contained herein include forest inventory plots which were installed in 1970 and re-measured in 2017 for tree and shrub inventories; classified vegetation layers produced from raster images collected in 1973 from aerial orthophotos and in 2014 from satellites; spatially-distributed soil moisture measurements made from 2016-2018; and long-term in-situ weather station measurements made from 2016-2018. The Data directory contains four main data types. 1) In the root Data directory, three tabular data files containing information on trees and other vegetation cover in SCB in 1970 and 2014 (SugarloafForestryPlotData_x.csv) 2) In the root Data directory, one [...]


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Collectively these data were collected in order to understand how vegetation responds to the introduction of managed wildfire in this watershed, and how those changes in vegetation influence soil moisture and meteorological conditions.



  • Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)
  • USGS Data Release Products



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DOI doi:10.5066/P92I6JZQ

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