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Terrestrial Resources Combined - Central Appalachian Forest Ecoregion

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This raster dataset is a compilation of several data sets that have been combined to create an overall terrestrial resources conservation value raster for the Central Appalachian Forest of Pennsylvania. It is one of three groups used to create an overall Conservation Resources data set. Conservation value ranges from 1 - 10 with 10 being the highest value. The following eleven data sets were created through SmartConservation methodology using conservation values determined by experts gathered by Natural Lands Trust. Interior Forest Habitat - 17% Slopes - 5% Contiguous Grasslands - 8% Contiguous Scrub Transitional - 7% Natural Vegetation Habitat - 17% Mammals Habitat - 12% Birds Habitat - 12% Herps (Terrestrial) Habitat - 12% Important Bird Areas - 5% Important Mammal Areas - 5% They were added and weighted together and the resulting raster was then reclassified into 10 quantiles as follows: 10 Quantiles (with zero excluded in quantile reclassification) Old Value New Value 0.36 - 0.712188 1 0.712188 - 1.416563 2 1.416563 - 1.894531 3 1.894531 - 2.271875 4 2.271875 - 2.674375 5 2.674375 - 3.102031 6 3.102031 - 3.58 7 3.58 - 4.108281 8 4.108281 - 4.762344 9 4.762344 - 6.8 10 The weighted percentages of each data set is shown above.
Collection:
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Place:
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject:
Imagery and Base Maps
Year:
2010
Contributed by:
Penn State
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