Near-Real-Time Cheatgrass Percent Cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015 By Stephen
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CitationBoyte, S. P., & Wylie, B. K. (2016). Near-Real-Time Cheatgrass Percent Cover in the Northern Great Basin, USA, 2015 By Stephen. Rangelands, 38(5), 278-284.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) dramatically changes shrub steppe ecosystems in the Northern Great Basin, United States. • Current-season cheatgrass location and percent cover are difficult to estimate rapidly. • We explain the development of a near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover dataset and map in the Northern Great Basin for the current year (2015), display the current years map, provide analysis of the map, and provide a website link to download the map (as a PDF) and the associated dataset. • The near-real-time cheatgrass percent cover dataset and map were consistent with non-expedited, historical cheatgrass percent cover datasets and maps. • Having cheatgrass maps available mid-summer can help land managers, policy makers, and Geographic Information Systems personnel as they work to protect socially relevant areas such as critical wildlife habitats.