Training Data

We used US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) field data as empirical observations of fractional rangeland vegetation cover. Specifically, we extracted the values of sagebrush (AH_SagebrushCover_Live), shrub (AH_NonNoxShrubCover), perennial grass (AH_NonNoxPerenGrassCover), and invasive annual grass cover (AH_NoxAnnGrassCover) for all locations within our modeling boundary. In total, our training dataset contained field plot measurements from 932 locations spanning the years 2015-2020.

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