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Wildlife population and harvest data for Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment

The data documents trends in the populations and harvests of wildlife species across the United States, from 1955 to 2010, as one set of resource condition indicators as required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) of 1974. Data from a variety of sources were used to document recent historical trends in big game, small game, migratory game birds, furbearers, nongame, and imperiled species. Additionally, data reflect statistical models that related forest bird richness to human alteration of landscapes to forecast the likely response of forest birds to projected changes in land use and housing development over the next 50 years as reflected in three alternative future scenarios.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-170 70, -65 70, -65 18, -170 18))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All counties within the United States (which includes Alaska and Hawaii). These counties are as defined by the following Arc shapefiles: st2m_alb.shp, ak_cty_2001.shp, and hi_cty_2001.shp. These shapefiles were subset from the 2001 shapefile downloaded fr
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 1955 to December 31, 2010
Contact Name
Knowles, Michael
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 PerformedTue, 08/04/2020 - 01:15

Metadata Source

U.S. Forest Service