BLM REA YKL 2011 Current (2013) Distribution of Tall Shrub in the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Some of the YKL rasters intentionally do not align or have the same extent. These rasters were not snapped to a common raster per the authors' discretion. Please review selected rasters prior to use. These varying alignments are a result of the use of differing source data sets and all products derived from them. We recommend that users snap or align rasters as best suits their own projects. - Tall shrub is defined as vegetation classes in which shrubs contribute 25% to 100% of the vegetation cover, the shrub layer is comprised primarily of alder and/or willow, and at least 25% of the site consists of shrubs greater than 1.3 m in height. Tall shrub occurs across the entire study area, although it covers only 6% of the area. Tall shrub is widespread on mountains and hill slopes, and elevations range from 22 to 4,875 ft. Soils are typically mesic. Common tall shrubs include Alnus viridis ssp. fruiticosa, A. viridis ssp. sinuata, Salix glauca, S. barclayi, and S. pulchra. Additional species include Sambucus racemosa, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Betula nana, Rhododendron tomentosum ssp. decumbens, Empetrum nigrum, Spiraea stevenii, Dryas spp., and Cassiope tetragona. Mosses include Hylocomium splendens and Dicranum spp. This class is often mosaicked with low shrub tundra and dwarf-shrubs. The tall shrub dataset consists of the following aggregated coarse-scale vegetation class from the Vegetation Map of Northern, Western, and Interior Alaska: tall shrub (open-closed). This coarse-scale vegetation class was extracted to the YKL study area.

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Metadata Date December 20, 2017
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Reference Date(s) June 10, 2014 (publication)
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