Open-File Report 2014–1125
The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) was formed in 2005 as a partnership between the Department of Defense (DOD) and State and Federal agencies to promote better collaboration in making resource-use decisions. In support of this goal, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a study to evaluate historic population growth and land-cover change, and to model future change, for the 13-county SERPPAS study area in southeastern North Carolina (fig. 1). Improved understanding of trends in land-cover change and the ability to forecast land-cover change that is consistent with these trends will be a key component of efforts to accommodate local military-mission imperatives while also promoting sustainable economic growth throughout the 13-county study area. The study had three principal objectives:
First posted May 6, 2015
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Claggett, P.R., Hearn, P.P., Jr., and Donato, D.I., 2015, Historic and forecasted population and land-cover change in southeastern North Carolina, 1992–2030: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1125, 23 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141125.
ISSN 2331-1258 (online)
Historic and Forecasted Population Change
Historic Land-Cover Change (1992–2006)
Forecasting Land-Cover Change
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Results and Discussion