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The Sagebrush Biome Range Extent, as Derived from Classified Landsat Imagery

May 13, 2019

This feature estimates the geographic extent of the sagebrush biome in the United States. It was created for the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency's (WAFWA) Sagebrush Conservation Strategy publication as a visual for the schematic figures. This layer does not represent the realized distribution of sagebrush and should not be used to summarize statistics about the distribution or precise location of sagebrush across the landscape. This layer is intended to generalize the sagebrush biome distribution using Landsat derived classified vegetation rasters (Rigge at al. 2019), Bureau of Land Management-designated Habitat Management Areas, state-designated Priority Areas for Conservation for sage-grouse, the current range of the Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), Gunnison Sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) and Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). Rigge, M., Homer, C., Cleeves, L., Meyer, D., Bunde, B., Shi, H., Xian, G., and Bobo, M. 2019. Quantifying western U.S. Rangelands as Fractional Components with Landsat. Remote Sensing of Environment, in Review.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title The Sagebrush Biome Range Extent, as Derived from Classified Landsat Imagery
DOI 10.5066/P950H8HS
Authors Michelle I. Jeffries, Sean P. Finn
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center