Ecological Potential Vegetation State
Dichotomous key was used to convert Ecological Potential (EP) fractional component cover to vegetation state types.
Five vegetation states were defined:
Native Sagebrush Steppe
* Two additional vegetation states (Annual Grassland and Invaded Sagebrush Steppe) were defined in the 2018 vegetation state layer, but not in the Ecological Potential vegetation state. These states were omitted because Ecological Potential annual herbaceous cover was assumed to be zero.