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Vegetation and land cover of Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, circa 2011. This dataset is based on interpretation of aerial imagery from the National Agricultural Imagery Program from 2010. Image classification was performed using eCognition software, which creates homogeneous polygons from the imagery. Image statistics such as texture, NDVI and spectral values were then calculated for each polygon used to classify the imagery. Field data was collected in August, 2011 to assist in the image interpretation. No additional field data were collected for validation, and no validation or accuracy assessment was completed for this dataset. Therefore, no estimates of accuracy are given.
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Synopsis: The goal of this study was to examine contaminant loadings associated with stormwater runoff from recently burned areas in urban fringe areas of southern California, to derive regional patterns of runoff and contaminant loadings in this context. Postfire stormwater runoff was sampled from five wildfires that each burned between 115 and 658 km2 of natural open space between 2003 and 2009. The area is characterized by classic Mediterranean climate conditions of relatively mild to cool wet winter and warm to hot dry summers. Between two and five storm events were sampled per site over the first one to two years following the fires for basic constituents, metals, nutrients, total suspended solids, and polycyclic...
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Accurate, complete fuels data are critical for making fuel management decisions and for predicting fire behavior and fire effects. A fuel photo series is a useful reference that allows natural resource managers to quickly quantify fuel and vegetation properties by comparing on site conditions to a series of photos showing a range of calculated fuel loads within a similar vegetative community. While there are photo series available for a wide range of ecosystem types nationwide, this type of information is lacking for natural and mechanically treated chaparral. The most likely reason for this information gap is the difficulty in collecting and photographing fuels in these dense fuel types. The attached PDF document...
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Synopsis: This study examines the influence of landscape fragmentation on trophic cascades in southern California. Results indicate that, as habitat fragmentation negatively affects the persistence of coyote populations, the abundance of smaller meso-predators increase, resulting in higher mortality rates in scrub-breeding birds. Fragment size was a strong indicator of coyote abundance, and coyote abundance was a strong indicator of bird diversity, as coyotes kept down the number of meso-predators that prey on birds. The positive effect of fragment area and the negative effect of fragment age were the strongest determinants of bird diversity in this system. Conclusions: Fragment size correlates with coyote abundance,...
Accurate, complete fuels data are critical for making fuel management decisions and for predicting fire behavior and fire effects. A fuel photo series is a useful reference that allows natural resource managers to quickly quantify fuel and vegetation properties by comparing on site conditions to a series of photos showing a range of calculated fuel loads within a similar vegetative community. While there are photo series available for a wide range of ecosystem types nationwide, this type of information is lacking for natural and mechanically treated chaparral. The most likely reason for this information gap is the difficulty in collecting and photographing fuels in these dense fuel types.
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This dataset contains data pertaining to vegetation type, woody versus herbaceous versus non-vegetated, for a random selection of points within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area of Southern California. These data were obtained from aerial imagery for the years 1947, 1977, 1995, 2005, and 2014 and were used to determine changes in cover type over time. These data support the following publication: Syphard, A.D., Brennan, T.J. and Keeley, J.E., 2018. Drivers of chaparral type conversion to herbaceous vegetation in coastal Southern California. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12827
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Land cover/vegetation data produced for the Hopper Mountain NWR complex Comprehensive Conservation Plan in 2011. Process steps include the following: Aerial photography from the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) was acquired in 2010 and was used as the base for image classification. The NAIP image was clipped to a buffered area around the refuge and then segmented at multiple scales to divide the imagery into thousands of homogenous polygons. Statistics were then calculated for each segmented piece of imagery and classes were created based on these image statistics. Statistics included image spectral values for each of the four NAIP bands, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, and several texture-based...
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This map shows the current and near-term status of aquatic ecosystems, in addition to the input datasets used for the analysis and distribution modeling that were involved in producing these status datasets. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of...
Why Rangelands: The Central Valley of California, the surrounding foothills and the interior Coast Range include over 18 million acres of grassland. Most of this land is privately owned and managed for livestock production. Because grasslands are found in some of California’s fastest-growing counties, they are severely threatened by land conversion and development. In addition climate change stresses grasslands by potentially changing water availability and species distributions.Maintaining a ranching landscape can greatly support biodiversity conservation in the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) region. In addition ranches generate multiple ecosystem services—defined as human benefits provided...
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map background search result map search result map Stormwater contaminant loading following southern California wildfires Mesopredator release and avifaunal extinctions in a fragmented system. Vegetation and Land Cover, Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge Vegetation and Land Cover, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Southwest U.S. Mechanically Treated Chaparral Photo Series Southwest U.S. Mechanically Treated Chaparral Photo Series Chaparral type conversion into herbaceous vegetation in coastal Southern California from 1947 to 2014, data compiled from aerial imagery, geographic NAD83 (2017) BLM REA MBR 2010 Terrestrial Ecosystems Status - Sonora Mojave Semi-Desert Chaparral Vegetation and Land Cover, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Chaparral type conversion into herbaceous vegetation in coastal Southern California from 1947 to 2014, data compiled from aerial imagery, geographic NAD83 (2017) Southwest U.S. Mechanically Treated Chaparral Photo Series Southwest U.S. Mechanically Treated Chaparral Photo Series BLM REA MBR 2010 Terrestrial Ecosystems Status - Sonora Mojave Semi-Desert Chaparral Stormwater contaminant loading following southern California wildfires Mesopredator release and avifaunal extinctions in a fragmented system.