Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Plan

Fact sheets


GIS data

  • SF_1909 Pyle Holmes et al. Forest Conditions – Field examination by J.S. Holmes, W.B. Willey and A.W. Williamson, July-November 1909. 
  • SF_1985_Pyle and Schafale land use history – Land Use History of Three Spruce-Fir Forest Sites in Southern Appalachia.
  • SF_1988 Dull et al Mortality So Apps – Evaluation of Spruce and Fir Mortality in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. USDA Protection Report R8-PR13
  • SF_1996_SAMAB_SoAppAssessment – Spruce-fir forest type extent in the Southern Appalachian Assessment study area.
  • Aspect_SpruceSheltered – A reclassification of the National Elevation Dataset that retains all NW, N, NE, E, and SE aspects as value 1, all other aspects were given a value of NoData.  
  • Elevation5000plus – A reclassification of the National Elevation Dataset that reclassified all elevations lower than 5000 feet as NoData
  • Geomorphons_SouthernApps – The geomorphons analysis classifies the landscape into 10 landforms: flat, peak, ridge, shoulder, spur, slope, pit, valley, footslope, hollow. 
  • SpruceFir_EcologicalZones3rdApprox –  The spruce-fir component of a regional map of ecological zones was that can be used by resource managers for purposes ranging from broad-scale assessment tolocal-scale project planning. 
  • SpruceFir_Model_Swickv3_2 – A suitability model for red spruce (Picea rubens) in the study area of northwestern North Carolina, northeastern Tennessee, and southwestern Virginia which incorporates elevation, aspect, soil order, LULC, and proximity to other suitable areas. 
  • CurrentSpruceUnits – These data display Southern Blue Ridge spruce distribution and relative abundance.
  • CurrentSprucePoints – These data display individual spruce trees in areas where spruce abundance was not high enough to otherwise register.

Sprucing Up the Forest for Fairy Diddles