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 You selected the area Lower Garcia / Estuary and the topic Map: 1D USFS Vegetation Size, Lower Garcia / Estuary Sub-basin  
This is a map of 1994 vegetation size data in the Lower Garcia / Estuary sub-basin, overlaid on top of KRIS sub-basins, Calwater Planning Watersheds and 1:24,000 streams. The tree size classifications were derived from Landsat multi-spectral images taken in 1994. Stand conditions are accurately represented at the one hectare scale. The grasslands and farms of the coastal plain show as extensive non-forest areas in the west (at left). The coniferous forest starts in the east of the watershed and there are some very large trees in Allen Gulch, the unlabeled but upper-most tributary of the Garcia in this sub-basin. Riparian restoration in the years since 1994 has led to an increase in riparian vegetation along the lower mainstem Garcia River, but this is not shown in the 19994 image. Data were provided by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Remote Sensing Lab, in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry.

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Name of Layer in Map LegendMetadata File Name
Sub-basins (w/ labels) subbasins.shp.txt
Change in Vegetation (1994-98)(TIFF) vegchg.tif.txt
USFS Riparian Veg Size (1994)(TIFF) vegsizebuf.tif.txt
USFS Vegetation Size (1994)(TIFF) vegsize.tif.txt
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Topo Map (1:24k scale)(USGS) Unavailable
Grayscale Hillshade (TIFF) grayscale_light.tif.txt
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