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Extent of U.S. Rangelands (Image Service)

Metadata Updated: June 21, 2023

Note: To download this raster dataset, go to ArcGIS Open Data Set and click the download button, and under additional resources select raster download option. An image service that depicts rangelands in the coterminous U.S., including transitional rangelands and small patch-size rangelands.This raster dataset depicts rangelands in the coterminous U.S., including transitional rangelands and small patch-size rangelands. Each 30 meter pixel is assigned a land cover category, including Rangeland, Afforested Rangeland (experiencing encroachment by trees [> 25% tree cover]) and Transitional Rangeland (currently dominated by herbs or shrubs that will likely become forested without management intervention).Rangeland extent is an important factor for evaluating critical indicators of rangeland sustainability. Rangeland areal extent was determined for the coterminous United States in a geospatial framework by evaluating spatially explicit data from the Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) project describing historic and current vegetative composition, average height, and average cover through the viewpoint of the Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Three types of rangelands were differentiated using the NRI definition encompassing rangelands, afforested rangelands, and transitory rangelands.Data can be downloaded from here. To learn more rangelands and drought, see this StoryMap; additional drought and rangeland products from the Office of Sustainability and Climate are available in our Climate Gallery.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 21, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 21, 2023
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Maintainer
Identifier https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=c13f6fe3ec0d4eadbd699b1ad2a9b993
Data First Published 2019-10-17
Data Last Modified 2023-03-21
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Harvest Object Id a51ad22c-6407-4783-b3c9-6f5eba74930b
Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL https://data-usfs.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/usfs::extent-of-u-s-rangelands-image-service
License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -128.0068,22.6952,-65.2075,51.6786
Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 8c2f0499a4ab9be2c99231b508bf951c59c24c20
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -128.0068, 22.6952, -128.0068, 51.6786, -65.2075, 51.6786, -65.2075, 22.6952, -128.0068, 22.6952}

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