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Abstract or Description

This map shows forest stand age in Maine. The forest stand age essentially denotes time since last disturbance, which typically means logging.

Source Data Note

I obtained forest stand age data from the Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics, North American Hillshade data from The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and county lines and hydrology data from the Maine Office of GIS. The data is displayed in increments of 40 years, and layered over a hillshade. Stand age was determined through a variety of sources, including NASA imagery, public records, historical fire data, and forestry inventory data.

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