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United States Department of Agriculture
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Ecological Site Description

Section l: Ecological Site Characteristics

Ecological Site Identification and Concept


Site stage: Provisional

Provisional: an ESD at the provisional status represents the lowest tier of documentation that is releasable to the public. It contains a grouping of soil units that respond similarly to ecological processes. The ESD contains 1) enough information to distinguish it from similar and associated ecological sites and 2) a draft state and transition model capturing the ecological processes and vegetative states and community phases as they are currently conceptualized. The provisional ESD has undergone both quality control and quality assurance protocols. It is expected that the provisional ESD will continue refinement towards an approved status.

Site name: Shallow Sandy (SwSy) 10-14” Northern Plains Precipitation Zone
Site type: Rangeland
Site ID: R058BY166WY
Major land resource area (MLRA): 058B-Northern Rolling High Plains, Southern Part



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