SDE Feature Class
ADAR Imagery, biota, Southern Mixed Chaparral, Vegetation Communities, San Diego County, Crestridge Ecological Reserve, Vegetation Typing, environment, Coastal Sage Scrub
The purpose of the current vegetation mapping effort was to refine the earlier map created for the Multiple Species Conservation Program planning areas (1=2000 scale map generated by 1990 aerial photo interpretation), update vegetation changes due to fire or other disturbances, and provide a baseline for long-term monitoring comparisons. Monitoring through the use of vegetation mapping also will assist the Reserve's managers in maintaining ecosystems and vegetation communities that support sensitive species and fragile, irreplaceable resources.
This layer represents vegetation communities in the Department of Fish and Game's Crestridge Ecological Reserve. The County of San Diego, the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) and Fred Sproul, an independent biologist, created this vegetation layer in the spring of 2000 using high resolution digital multispectral imagery captured by the Airborne Data Acquisition and Registration (ADAR) system and field reconnaissance (scale: approximately 1"= 328'). Vegetation was mapped according to the modified Holland system of classification (Oberbauer 1996); using this system ensures compatibility with San Diego Association of Government's (SANDAG's) regional vegetation database. The dominant vegetation type found at the almost 2,400 acre Reserve was Southern Mixed Chaparral with approximately 1,758 acres present. Coastal Sage Scrub was the next dominant vegetation type with approximately 444 acres present.
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