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Productivity of U.S. Rangelands, Annual Data lbs/acre (Map Service)

posted on 2024-06-05, 12:41 authored by U.S. Forest Service
Production data were generated using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the Thematic Mapper Suite from 1984 to 2021 at 250 m resolution. The NDVI is converted to production estimates using two regression formulas depending on the level of the NDVI; there is one equation for lower values (and thus lower production values) and one for higher values.

This raster dataset yields estimates of annual production of rangeland vegetation and should be useful for understanding trends and variability in forage resources.

The Rangeland Productivity data can be downloaded here:

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U.S. Forest Service


  • Geospatial

Geographic Coverage


ISO Topic Category

  • environment

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Forestry, Wildland Management

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:96 - Forest Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:059 - Management Activities

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  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public