For our model, we use estimates developed by the Nature Conservancy and the District of aboveground carbon associated with LANDFIRE
land cover types in Sonoma County (USDA 2013).
We calculated percent vegetative cover (VegCov) by averaging all vegetative cover values assigned to either the tree or shrub layers contain with each cell based on the 2012 Existing Vegetative Cover layer (LANDFIRE
We reclassified the LANDFIRE
vegetation map (available at: http://landfire.cr.usgs.gov/) for Lamar Valley into seven vegetation types (i.e.
CRCC habitats designated as either critical or important were scattered throughout the lower elevations of the foothills, with a patchy distribution spanning multiple habitat types generally dominated by oak savannas and grasslands (CRCC 2007b; LandFire
We plotted home ranges for individual deer on the land cover classification LANDFIRE
, which is derived from satellite imagery with 30 m resolution (LANDFIRE
We classified land use within and surrounding the study sites using the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG, 2005) land-use dataset and vegetation cover data downloaded in 2007 (LANDFIRE
, http://www.landfire.gov/) with ArcView 3.3 (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA).