NLCD 2016 Shrub Component products characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by shrub, herbaceous, bare ground, litter, sagebrush, big sagebrush and annual herbaceous, along with estimating shrub height and sagebrush height. These products have been produced by USGS in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management. Component products are designed to be used individually or combined together to support a broad variety of applications.

Preferred NLCD Shrubland citation: Xian, G., Homer, C. Rigge, M., Shi, H., and D. Meyer. 2015. Characterization of shrubland ecosystem components as continuous fields in the northwest United StatesRemote Sensing of Environment, v. 168, p. 286-300. 

Related Publications for NLCD Shrubland:

Homer, C, Xian, G., Aldridge, C., Meyer, D., Loveland, T., and O'Donnell, M. 2015. Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage-grouse habitat for 2050: Learning from past climate patterns and Landsat imagery to predict the future. Ecological Indicators, Volume 55, August 2015, p. 131-145. 

Xian, G., Homer, C.G., Meyer, D.K., and Granneman, B.J., 2013. An approach for characterizing the distribution of shrubland ecosystem components as continuous fields as part of NLCD, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, v. 86, p. 136-149. (Also available online at 

Homer, C.G., Aldridge, C.A., Meyer, D.K. and S. Schell, 2012. Multi-Scale Remote Sensing Sagebrush Characterization with Re-gression Trees over Wyoming, USA; Laying a Foundation for Monitoring, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Vol. I4, 233-244.


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