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The changing Midwest assessment: data and shapefiles

This data publication contains the data and shapefiles used in Potts, et al. (2004) The Changing Midwest Assessment: land cover, natural resources, and people. GTR-NC-250 from the North Central Research Station. The Midwest is defined to include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The fifteen geospatial data sets included in this data publication describe: state boundaries, county boundaries, land cover, forests (acreage, ownership, tree size class data), wildlife indicator species (white-tailed deer, Henslow's sparrow, northern cardinal, and wood thrush), and the social landscape (income, housing, and population). The data describe conditions from 1980 to 2000.

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Potts, Robert S.
Gustafson, Eric J.
Stewart, Susan I.
Thompson, Frank R.
Bergen, Kathleen
Brown, Daniel G.
Hammer, Roger
Radeloff, Volker
Bengston, David
Sauer, John
Sturtevant, Brian
Product Type
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-97.516864 49.513434, -81.573502 49.513434, -81.573502 35.789856, -97.516864 35.789856))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
covers the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin in the USA
Temporal Coverage
Use Limitations
These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation: Potts, Robert S.; Gustafson, Eric J.; Stewart, Susan I.; Thompson, Frank R.; Bergen, Kathleen; Brown, Daniel G.; Hammer, Roger; Radeloff, Volker; Bengston, David; Sauer, John; Sturtevant, Brian. 2005. The changing Midwest assessment: data and shapefiles. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station.
USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station
Contact Name
Lietz, Sue M.
Contact Email
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Funding Source(s)
U.S. Forest Service
Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
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