These data were compiled for use by researchers and land managers in studies of post-grazing change in Capitol Reef National Park. The data were initially used for and are associated with the McNellis et al., 2023 (see Larger Work Citation). Objective(s) of our study were to study landscape change (specifically plant cover measured through remote sensing) through time in Capitol Reef National Park. These data represent land cover and eight explanatory covariates measured through remote sensing over 21-30 years on two grazing allotments in Capitol Reef National Park, USA. These data were compiled and created for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA from December 2020 to December 2022. These data were created by the U.S. Geological Survey – Southwest Biological Science Center using remotely-sensed data and statistical analysis. These data can be used to study landscape change through time in Capitol Reef National Park. Caution (and appropriate statistical methodology) should be used due to the high degree of spatial and temporal autocorrelation present within this dataset. Some measures (e.g. the counterfactual estimate, “CE”) should be used in accordance with limitations described by previous literature.
|Title||Plant cover, climate, grazing disturbance, and soil class data from 1991-2020 compiled from remotely sensed data on two retired grazing allotments in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA|
|Authors||Brandon E Mcnellis, Anna C Knight, Travis W Nauman, Samuel N Chambers, Colby W Brungard, Stephen E Fick, Carolyn Livensperger, Sandra Borthwick, Michael C Duniway|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Southwest Biological Science Center|