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GIS dataset of candidate terrestrial ecological restoration areas for the United States

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

A vector GIS dataset of candidate areas for terrestrial ecological restoration based on landscape context. The dataset was created using NLCD 2011 ( and morphological spatial pattern analysis (MSPA) ( There are 13 attributes for the polygons in the dataset, including presence and length of roads, candidate area size, size of surround contiguous natural areas, soil productivity, presence and length of road, areas suitable for wetland restoration, and others.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Wickham, J., K. Riiters, P. Vogt, J. Costanza, and A. Neale. An inventory of continental U.S. terrestrial candidate ecological restoration areas based on landscape context. RESTORATION ECOLOGY. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA, 25(6): 894-902, (2017).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2016-08-24
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