Vegetation monitoring at Pueblo Chemical Depot : 1999‐2015
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In 1998 the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted the Colorado Natural Heritage Program to set up a long‐term vegetation monitoring program on U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Pueblo County, Colorado. PCD makes up the southern portion of an important landscape conservation area – Chico Basin – and monitoring data collected here can be useful to PCD land managers as well as regional land managers. The PCD monitoring program was established to detect vegetation changes in shortgrass prairie, sandsage shrubland, and greasewood shrubland as a result of the removal of cattle ...