detailed support information - habitat

Map Unit Habitat Type
Which of the following best describes the map unit habitat type? Select only one.


Bare ground
Areas of bedrock, desert pavement, scarps, talus, slides, volcanic material, glacial debris (gravel, rocks, boulders, etc.), sand dunes, strip mines, gravel pits and other accumulations of earthen material. Areas used for livestock grazing or the production of perennial forage plants (hay) used for grazing.
Orchard/Tree farm
Areas used for the production of planted annual crops such as corn, soybeans, vegetables, or cotton. This also includes areas being actively tilled. Areas specifically used for the production of fruits, nuts, flowers, etc., not including associated buildings, structures and roads.
Areas dominated by grasses or plants with non-woody, soft and green stems (such as flowering annuals and grasses). These areas are not usually subject to intensive management such as tilling, but may be utilized for grazing. Areas dominated by shrubs or small trees less than 16 feet tall.
Mixed forest/grassland
Areas dominated by trees. These trees may be deciduous, coniferous/evergreen, or mix of deciduous and coniferous/evergreen trees. Areas that support a mixture of plant communities such as grasses, shrubs, and trees. These areas are not usually subject to intensive management.
Wet areas Other
Places where the soil or substrate is periodically saturated or covered with water. Vegetation in wet areas can be woody or non-woody (non-woody vegetation has soft and green stems, and is also known as herbaceous vegetation). Any undeveloped area that does not fit any of the descriptions above. A description of the map unit should be included in the notes.