USGS Releases Detailed Map of Land-Cover in US
The US Geological survey recently released a map detailing land-cover throughout the US. Available online, the map highlights vegetative associations including forest and woodland systems, grasslands and wetlands, as well as areas impacted by human land use and those that have been recently disturbed or modified. The goal of the map is to enable conservation professionals to identify land masses in the country that could support wildlife habitat. However, the complexity of the data could also provide other important information regarding land use in the US. Read more.