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Map of ecological sites and ecological states for pastures 1, 4, 14, and 15 on the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, New Mexico

posted on 2024-06-07, 19:07 authored by Laura M Burkett, Brandon T Bestelmeyer
This data package includes an ArcMap geodatabase for the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (CDRRC) pastures 1, 4, 14, and 15: one polygon feature class, one point feature class, associated attribute tables and metadata. The spatial data,, represents the ecological sites and states on Pastures 1, 4, 14 and 15 on the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, and includes field traverse data. CDRRC1_4_14_15_StateMapMetadata.pdf and TraversePointsMetadata.pdf contain the geospatial metadata provided by ArcMap. CDRRC1_4_14_15_StateMap_v1.csv is the attribute table associated with the state map’s polygon feature class, and TraversePoints.xlsx is the attribute table associated with the traverse points feature class and includes a sheet containing detailed attribute metadata.


USDA-ARS, 3050-11210-009-00D


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Data Manager

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Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)

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Geographic location - description

Cdrrc Pastures 1, 4, 14, And 15: Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (cdrrc) Pastures 1, 4, 14, & 15, Jornada Basin

ISO Topic Category

  • geoscientificInformation
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • farming
  • environment
  • biota

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Jornada Experimental Range

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

agroecosystems; rangelands; sustainable agricultural intensification

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 216

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public