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Accession Number PB2013-100716
Title California Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring Program.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author B. D. Schwind C. S. Fischer L. M. Levien M. Rosenberg
Abstract The California Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring Program (LCMMP), a cooperative program between the USDA Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, is addressing statewide vegetation mapping and long-term monitoring using Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite imagery. The LCMMP creates seamless data across California's landscape for multi-scale assessments across all ownerships and vegetation types. Vegetation data establish existing conditions from which impacts of changes over time are assessed and provide mid-scale vegetation information. The data are captured using automated, systematic procedures that can efficiently and consistently map large areas at a low cost. Monitoring addresses important issues at multiple scales. Regionally, monitoring can identify critical causes of change or provide an early warning system for habitat degradation. Locally, monitoring can assess county land use policies, identify areas of insects or disease problems, or assess the extent and impact of timber harvest in a watershed.
Keywords California
California Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring Program(LCMMP)
Forest management
Land cover
Landsat Thematic Mapper(TM)

Source Agency Forest Service Engineering Staff Washington DC
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
57H - Ecology
48I - Cartography
Corporate Author California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Sacramento.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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