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Land Cover Reconciliation

Land Cover Reconciliation
Standardization of Terrestrial and Wetland Habitat Classification and Mapping
This project, sponsored by the Northeast Climate Science Center, facilitated coordination among the scientific community to assess existing habitat classification and mapping products within the Northeastern and Midwest United States.
Land Cover Reconciliation Project Meeting, June 13, 2014
Comparison of Vegetation Classifications for the Eastern USA abstract
Summary of project progress as of June 2014 by David Diamond and Don Faber-Langondoen, Co- PIs
Vegetation Mapping for the Eastern USA Workshop
Project and workshop overview, subjects, and goals
The Northeastern and Upper Midwest Terrestrial Habitat Classification and Habitat Map Final Report
This document provides an overview of the methods and results of the Midwest phase of the classification and mapping project. (A similar effort for the Northeastern states was completed in 2008, with additional map edits occurring through 2012.) The classification and map seek a balance between the state-based habitat classifications and consistency across the region. This will assist conservation partners in working on common goals that cross state boundaries. Applications could include assessment of natural resource conditions and provision of ecological services, planning for habitat enhancements and restoration, or prioritizing investments in open space conservation. By updating the existing maps and classifications, with clear links to the multi-leveled US-NVC and Ecological Systems concepts, this product allows for map displays and analyses at varying levels of detail. The consistent classification and map will allow wildlife managers and foresters to better collaborate regionally to maximize the impact of their investments.
Document: Notes from June 13, 2014 Meeting
Notes from discussions during the June 13 all-day land cover reconciliation meeting

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