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Near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin, USA--2015

Metadata Updated: June 15, 2024

This dataset provides an estimate of 2015 cheatgrass percent cover in the northern Great Basin at 250 meter spatial resolution. The dataset was generated by integrating eMODIS NDVI satellite data with independent variables that influence cheatgrass germination and growth into a regression-tree model. Individual pixel values range from 0 to 100 with an overall mean value of 9.85 and a standard deviation of 12.78. A mask covers areas not classified as shrub/scrub or grass/herbaceous by the 2001 National Land Cover Database. The mask also covers areas higher than 2000 meters in elevation because cheatgrass is unlikely to exist at more than 2% cover above this threshold. Cheatgrass is an invasive grass that has invaded much of the Great Basin. It grows from seed, usually early in spring, and rapidly matures, produces seed, and dies. Its presence can deplete early-season moisture reserves and put native vegetation at a competitive disadvantage. In addition, it contributes fine fuels that facilitate fire ignition and fire spread. Rangeland fires are often stand replacing events in sagebrush communities, commuities which historically dominated much of the northern Great Basin. Increasing fire return intervals, increasing fire intensities, land management practices, and development have all contributed to the fragmentation of sagebrush ecosystems, which are critical for greater sagegrouse survival.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 15, 2024

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 15, 2024
Publisher Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Identifier 0c52f6da-fa86-405e-9e29-47fc52b457be
Data Last Modified 2015-07-09
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:00
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