Table S5.

Anderson level 1 land use classifications and descriptions

ClassificationDescriptionExamplesAssociated NLCD classifications (code)
UrbanIntensive use with structures covering the majority of landCities, shopping, industrial, and commercial centersDeveloped open space (21)
Developed low intensity (22)
Developed medium intensity (23)
Developed high intensity (24)
AgriculturalLand used for food productionPasture, row crop, orchards, confined feeding operationsPasture and hay (81)
Cultivated crops (82)
OpenPredominant natural vegetation is grass or shrubsHerbaceous, shrub, brushShrub and scrub (52)
Grassland and herbaceous (71)
ForestClosed canopy at least 10% from timber quality treesDeciduous, coniferous, and mixed forestedDeciduous forest (41)
Evergreen forest (42)
Mixed forest (43)
WaterArea predominantly covered by water throughout yearStreams, lakes, bays, and reservoirsWater (11)
WetlandLand with water table near land surface for significant portion of yearMarshes, swamps, perched bogsWoody wetland (90)
Emergent herbaceous wetland (95)
BarrenLand that has less than one-third vegetative coverBeaches, exposed rock, gravel pitsBarren (31)