Classification System for Sagebrush Communities
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The system for sagebrush classification is part of the U.S. National Vegetation
Classification System of the International Classification of Ecological Communities.
The sagebrush classification system was developed by vegetation ecologists from
NatureServe, in collaboration with scientists from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management,
USDA Forest Service, US Geological Survey, California Natural Diversity Program,
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Idaho Conservation Data Center, and the Natural
Heritage Programs of Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington.
"Sage-Stitch" or "Broad Map" of Sagebrush Cover
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The map includes the current distribution of 10 sagebrush vegetation types from
eastern WA, OR, and CA, through central CO, and eastern WY and MT. The map, created
by scientists from The Nature Conservancy and NatureServe, is intended to provide
broad-scale perspective on sagebrush and related vegetation distribution across
the Intermountain West for use in regional habitat assessments. As such, the map
clarifies what currently exists with readily available data.