Data

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RCMAP - Time-Series - Cover

V5 RCMAP Factsheet.pdf2.14 MB

The RCMAP product suite includes 10 components: annual herbaceous, bare ground, herbaceous, litter, non-sagebrush shrub, perennial herbaceous, sagebrush, shrub, tree, and shrub height. Data characterize the percentage of each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States covered by each component for each year from 1985-2023 - providing change information for 39 years. Because of file size limitations, individual years of component cover data are packaged in three time intervals including 1985-1996, 1997-2008, and 2009-2023. Perennial herb and non-sagebrush shrub are derivatives of herbaceous and annual herbaceous cover, and shrub and sagebrush cover, respectively. (Read More)

RCMAP Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Sagebrush Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Litter Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Bare Ground Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Annual Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Shrub Height

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Tree Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Perennial Herbaceous Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP Non-sagebrush Shrub Cover

Western U.S. | 1985-1996

RCMAP - Future Projections - 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s

RCMAP projected cover products characterize the fractional (i.e., percentage) cover of shrub, herbaceous, bare ground, litter, sagebrush, tree, and annual herbaceous in each 30-meter pixel in the Western United States. Projected data include three time periods (2020s, 2050s, and 2080s) and two climate scenarios (Representative Concentration Pathways [RCP] 4.5 and 8.5). Component cover were harmonized so that the sum of bare ground, shrub, herbaceous, tree, and litter cover adds to ~100% and secondary components sagebrush and annual herbaceous cover were harmonized to their respective primary components of shrub and herbaceous cover, (so their cover could not be greater than their primary component). 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 to support a broad variety of applications. Data are packaged by time-period and climate scenarios (six). Additionally, for comparison to reference conditions, a scenario based on 1991-2020 climate normal is available. (Read More)

Rangeland – Future Projections 2050s – rcp 8.5

Western U.S. | 2050s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2050s – rcp 4.5

Western U.S. | 2050s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2020s – rcp 4.5

Western U.S. | 2020s

Rangeland – Future Projections 2020s – rcp 8.5

Western U.S. | 2020s