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Table 1 Vegetation map units, areas, and groupings according to LPCH habitat suitability.

From: GIS habitat analysis for lesser prairie-chickens in southeastern New Mexico

MU# Group MU Description Hectares Group Totals
1 A Shin-Oak/Mixed Mid-Grass & Tall-Grass Duneland 82642  
2 A Shin-Oak/Sparse Duneland 73894  
3 A Shin-Oak/Mixed Mid-Grass & Tall-Grass Shrubland 26232  
5 A Shin-Oak/Mixed Mid-Grass & Short Grass Shrubland 139591  
6 A Shin-Oak/Sparse Shrubland 21081  
15 A Shin-Oak-Sand Sagebrush Shrubland 2921  
8 A Sand Sagebrush Shrubland 9153  
   Total Group A habitat   355515
24 B Mixed Grasses/Shin-Oak Grassland 23465  
23 B Mid-Grass Grassland 17868  
13 B Tall-Grass Grassland 2854  
   Total Group B habitat   44187
   Total lesser prairie-chicken habitat 399702  
7 C Honey Mesquite-Shin-Oak/Short-Grass Shrubland 35626  
10   Honey Mesquite Shrubland 55321  
14   Honey Mesquite Sparse Shrubland 55521  
11   Escarpment-Footslope Shrubland 2515  
   Total non shin-oak shrubland 148983  
   Total shrubland 504498  
16   Short-Grass Grassland 145906  
25   Short-Grass/Honey Mesquite Grassland 61259  
28 C Treated Mixed Mid-Grass and Tall-Grass Grassland 8379  
   Total Group C   44006
   Total grassland 259731  
19   CRP Fields 13482  
20   Agricultural Fields 19198  
26   Playa Lakebed 2278  
27   Barren/Sparsely Vegetated/Manmade Disturbance 77612  
   Total Other 112570  
   Study area total 876799  
  1. Group A – occupied and suitable, Group B – seasonal and transitional use, Group C – potential restoration areas. Areas calculated using ERDAS Imagine.