Statewide Vegetation Map

There are lots of maps of vegetation types across Idaho but most of those maps only tell you what the overstory (tree or shrub canopy) at a given location is composed of.  

The population performance of most wildlife species is directly related to the quality of the habitat; and that quality often depends on the amounts and mixture of plant species at a site.  

This project is using satellite imagery, ground survey data, and other available data to develop a map that predicts the composition of all vegetation (ground level and overstory) at all locations across Idaho.

This product will allow us to measure changes in habitat quality over time and predict how wildlife may respond to those changes.

Elk in a grassy meadow with pine trees in the distance
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Wildlife Research
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