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Title:
Proportions of wildland vegetation in proximity to buildings: Assessments for the conterminous United States, National Forests lands, and private inholdings Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Carlson, Amanda R.; Radeloff, Volker C.; Helmers, David P.; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Hawbaker, Todd J.; Pidgeon, Anna
Publication Year:
2023
How to Cite:
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Carlson, Amanda R.; Radeloff, Volker C.; Helmers, David P.; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Hawbaker, Todd J.; Pidgeon, Anna. 2023. Proportions of wildland vegetation in proximity to buildings: Assessments for the conterminous United States, National Forests lands, and private inholdings. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2023-0006
Abstract:
This data publication includes maps and summaries of building extent in wildland vegetation of the conterminous United States, based on a Microsoft building footprints dataset (released 2018) and the 2016 National Land Cover Dataset. Data products include 1) raster maps of building extent and intensity in wildland vegetation in the conterminous United States, 2) edited vector digital files used to summarize building impacts in National Forests and within National Forest private inholdings, and 3) tabular summaries of building impacts in wildland vegetation for the entire conterminous United States, for all National Forest System lands, for private inholdings on National Forests, and federally-owned National Forest System lands that are vulnerable to development impacts due to their proximity to private inholdings. The building extent raster indicates building presence within three ecological effect distances - 100, 250, or 500 meters - of wildland vegetation, and building intensity rasters indicate the number of buildings present within these three distances.

Keywords:
biota; boundaries; environment; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; location; planningCadastre; society; structure; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Landscape ecology; Environment and People; Impact of people on environment; Fire; Wildland/urban interface; Forest & Plant Health; Human effects; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Assessments; Natural Resource Management & Use; Conservation; Landscape management; Wilderness; development; biodiversity; protected areas; urbanization; conservation; fragmentation; RPA Assessment; Resources Planning Act Assessment; conterminous United States; CONUS
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