Griffith University & Wild Heritage | Mapping of Temperate and Boreal Primary Forests

This project will produce a map of primary forest, including old growth and ecologically mature forest, for the USA (Coterminous USA plus Alaska) by land ownership, region, and forest type. This map will be based on available Earth system data sets for forest cover, height and biomass, USA national forest mapping, and ancillary data such as road networks.The spatial resolution of the final digital map will be nominally at ~30 m noting that some of the data sources drawn upon have coarser spatial resolutions up to 1 km. This data will be included in an interactive web-based mapping app that enables users to visualize the mapped data and composite data layers, as well as other important and relevant datasets including the Global Safety Net.

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