Saturday, February 14, 2015

Permian / Delaware Basin Maps

BLM Land Ownership:

GAP Landcover data for SE NM from the Webviewer. Version 2.0 is available here. Lime green is Sandhill Shrubland mixed in with light green Chihuahan Semi-Desert Grassland.  Lavender is Mesquite Shrubland (AKA degraded grassland).  Orange is Great Plains Shortgrass Prairie.  Teal is Chihuahan Desert Scrub.  Detailed descriptions of the landcover classes are available (PDF):  Landcover descriptions for the southwest regional GAP analysis project. Compiled by NatureServe 10 September, 2004.  

Geology of the basin:  (Click here for more info on the geology of the Guadalupe Mountains)

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