USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

:
Multimedia Gallery Home | Photos

Agricultural Field in the Great Plains Region of Montana
Agricultural Field in the Great Plains Region of Montana
Thumbnail Medium Original

Details

Title: Agricultural Field in the Great Plains Region of Montana

Description:

Agricultural fields and an abandoned farmstead in eastern Montana in the Great Plains region. The Great Plains region of the United States has experienced significant land-use change since European settlement, with vast swaths of grasslands converted to agricultural lands. Access to water, technological changes, a growing biofuels industry, fluctuating demands for agricultural products, and government policies have resulted in periodic historical shifts in land use in the region and may drive major land-use changes in the next several decades. Land use and land management in the region have significant implications for carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes.

Location: MT, USA

Date Taken:

Photographer: Terry Sohl , U.S. Geological Survey


Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.

Source:

File Details:
Type: JPEG image - 4.92 MB
Dimensions: 3628 x 2721
Resolution: 72 dpi

Suggest an update to the information/tags?


Tags: Agriculture BiologicalCarbonSequestration Carbon CarbonSequestration CarbonStorage Farm Grass Grasslands GreatPlains GreenhouseGas GreenhouseGases LandUse Landscape Montana

 

 

Browse More: Photo Collections | Photo Sets

 

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/photos/default.asp?p=12_01_2011_bfv2YmkXXS_12_01_2011_0
Page Contact Information: Image Gallery Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Wednesday, January 30, 2013