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Campsite assessment data for backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park

This data publication contains conditions of a sample of backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park, which have been assessed three times so far, in 1984, 1989/1990 and 2005. The sample consists of 24 campsites that vary in how frequently they are used and in the vegetation type in which they are located. Measured data include plant species found as well as percent cover of vegetation, litter, bare soil, rock, and cryptogams. Physical soil properties such as bulk density, infiltration rate and soil moisture were also measured in 1984.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-112.1 36.2, -112 36.2, -112 35.9, -112.1 35.9))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Campsites are along trails accessible from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (National Park in Arizona) between Bass Canyon and Hance Creek.
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 1984 to December 31, 2005
Contact Name
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedSat, 01/18/2020 - 15:18

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U.S. Forest Service