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Land-Cover Trends of the Southern California Mountains Ecoregion

October 30, 2007

This report presents an assessment of land-use and land-cover (LU/LC) change in the Southern California Mountains ecoregion for the period 1973-2001. The Southern California Mountains is one of 84 Level-III ecoregions as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ecoregions have served as a spatial framework for environmental resource management, denoting areas that contain a geographically distinct assemblage of biotic and abiotic phenomena including geology, physiography, vegetation, climate, soils, land use, wildlife, and hydrology. The established Land Cover Trends methodology generates estimates of change for ecoregions using a probability sampling approach and change-detection analysis of thematic land-cover images derived from Landsat satellite imagery.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Land-Cover Trends of the Southern California Mountains Ecoregion
DOI 10.3133/sir20075235
Authors Christopher E. Soulard, Christian G. Raumann, Tamara S. Wilson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Scientific Investigations Report
Series Number 2007-5235
Index ID sir20075235
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program

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