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Vegetation structure and composition in the Shoshone Mountains and Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor ranges, Nevada

These data document vegetation structure (trees, shrubs, and ground cover), composition of trees and shrubs (in most cases, ground cover is differentiated by functional group but not by species), and presence or absence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in canyons throughout four mountain ranges in the central Great Basin (Lander, Nye, and Eureka counties, Nevada): the Shoshone Mountains, Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, and Monitor Range. Vegetation data were collected between 2002 and 2013 at locations where annual point-counts of breeding birds were conducted or at the ends of 100-meter transects along which we searched for Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) scats. Data on presence or absence of cheatgrass were gathered annually from 2006 through 2014. We measured vegetation structure and composition at each location in at least two years. The year in which vegetation structure and composition first was measured at a given location varied; vegetation structure and composition was remeasured at virtually all locations in 2013. Vegetation structure and composition generally was measured more frequently at locations that were treated with prescribed fire or wildfire, or that served as controls for studies on responses of plants and animals to fire, than at other locations.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-117.54723316019 39.442926814713, -116.41227777107 39.442926814713, -116.41227777107 38.644826313648, -117.54723316019 38.644826313648))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Nevada: Shoshone Mountains, Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, Monitor Range (Lander, Nye, and Eureka counties)
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
June 1, 2002 to June 30, 2014
Contact Name
Fleishman, Erica
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 PerformedThu, 08/06/2020 - 01:15

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U.S. Forest Service