The Human Footprint in the West
Entry ID: USGS_FRESC_human_footprint

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Summary
Abstract: Humans have dramatically altered wildlands in the western United States over the past 100 years by using these lands and the resources they provide. Anthropogenic changes to the landscape, such as urban expansion, construction of roads, power lines, and other networks and land uses necessary to maintain human populations influence the number and kinds of plants and wildlife that remain. We ... View entire text

Purpose: Model the influence of anthropogenic disturbance in the western United States.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 49.62   S: 30.51   E: -99.32   W: -126.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matthias Leu, Steve Hanser, and Steve Knick, USGS-FRESC, Snake River Field Station
Dataset Title: The Human Footprint in the West
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Data Presentation Form: Raster Digital Data
Online Resource: http://sagemap.wr.usgs.gov/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Quality Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Dependent upon the source data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Dependent on the logical consistency of the data from which this coverage was created. No additional checks for consistency or accuracy was completed on this final product.
Completeness_Report:
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Use Constraints None, but the user assumes all responsibility for appropriate use of the data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SNAKE RIVER FIELD STATION, FOREST AND RANGELAND ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://fresc.usgs.gov/about/fieldstation/SRFS.aspx

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVE HANSER
Phone: 2084265200
Fax: 208-426-5210
Email: shanser at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
970 Lusk Street
City: Boise
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83706
Country: United States
Distribution
Distribution Format: MS XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 208-426-2598
Fax: 208-426-5210
Email: mleu at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
970 Lusk Street
City: Boise
Province or State: ID
Postal Code: 83706
Country: USA
Publications/References
Leu, M., S.E. Hanser, S.T. Knick. 2008. The human footprint in the west: a large-scale analysis of anthropogenic impacts. Ecological Applications 18(5): 1119-1139.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-24
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