Land Use Data for Latitude 40.75 Longitude -104.75

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Central Plains Biosphere Reserve
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site

Agricultural Land Uses

Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Urban land
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Temperate drylands



Growing Period (days)

60 to 89

Soil Types

Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
10 to 50
50 to 250
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
 Sand and Gravel, Construction
Borrow Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Eastman Basin OccurrenceUranium
Gravel Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Great Western Sugar Co (Processing Plant)Iron
Hyland PitUranium
Indian CreekUranium
King SolomonUranium, Vanadium
Sandpit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Woodhams Quarry (Surface)Gypsum-Anhydrite

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.