• Bighorn Mountains Forest Mapping Model Input Data

    Metadata Updated: March 22, 2021

    This is the input data associated with the project: “Status and Trends of Deciduous Communities in the Bighorn Mountains”. The aim of the study is to assess the current trends of deciduous communities in the Bighorn National Forest in north-central Wyoming. The data here represents phase I of the project, completed in FY2017. The USGS created a synthesis map of coniferous and deciduous communities in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming using a species distribution modeling approach developed in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) (Assal et al. 2015). The modeling framework utilized a number of topographic covariates and temporal remote sensing data from the early, mid and late growing season to capitalize on phenological differences in vegetation types. We used the program RandomForest in the R statistical program to generate probability of occurrence models for deciduous and coniferous vegetation. The binary maps were combined into a synthesis map using the procedure from Assal et al. 2015. In Phase II of this project (to be completed in FY2018 and 2019), the USGS will conduct a preliminary assessment on the baseline condition of riparian deciduous communities. This will be a proof-of-concept study where the USGS will apply a framework used in prior research in upland aspen and sagebrush communities to detect trends in riparian vegetation condition from the mid-1980s to present. Literature Cited Assal et al. 2015: https://doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2015.1072289

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    Metadata Date August 20, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date August 20, 2020
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
    Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Region (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
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    Bbox East Long -106.8300
    Bbox North Lat 45.0000
    Bbox South Lat 44.0100
    Bbox West Long -108.0000
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
    Harvest Object Id f679a85d-9386-4ff5-91d9-23341db11447
    Harvest Source Id 5f135382-acf8-4ee0-8a68-2db6433e8a82
    Harvest Source Title USGS-Harvest
    Licence Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
    Metadata Language eng; USA
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True

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