The Vegetation Map for Southern Alaska and the Aleutian mosaicks the best-available data derived from 16 regional landcover maps that have been developed within the last 17 years. The map is attributed with a uniform, two-tiered legend so that landcover classes that are similar in concept, yet different in nomenclature may be reconciled. These hierarchical levels of landcover classes are represented by a coarse-scale class, which is analogous to level III of the Alaska Vegetation Classification and fine-scale classes, which nest within the coarse-scale classes and are analogous to level IV of the Alaska Vegetation Classification. The accompanying users guide describes, maps, and classifies the component landcover classes. As ecologists continue to produce new regional landcover maps, ACCS will update the vegetation maps for Southern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as well as the complementary map for Northern, Western, and Interior Alaska.
Last Updated 7/20/2016