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Table 2 Comparison summary of land-cover change, countywide and by land-tenure regime (1992-2011). Values in hectares and percentage of landscape

From: Land tenure and landscape change: a comparison of public-private lands in the southern High Plains

  Cimarron Union
Countywide
 Land cover ha (%) 1992 2011 Change 1992 2011 Change
  Herbaceous 365,206 (75.95) 327,184 (68.04) 38,022 (−10.41) 849,754 (85.90) 786,405 (79.50) 63,349 (−7.45)
  Cultivation 101,924 (21.20) 101,800 (20.66) 124 (−0.12) 29,577 (2.99) 30,908 (3.12) 1311 (−4.50)
  Shrubland 5218 (1.09) 38,159 (7.94) 32,941 (631.28) 51,478 (5.20) 104,955 (10.61) 53,477 (103.88)
  Forest 363 (0.08) 362 (0.08) 1 (−0.12) 51,570 (5.21) 56,220 (5.99) 4650 (9.01)
State Trust Lands
 Land cover ha (%) 1992 2011 Change 1992 2011 Change
  Herbaceous 93,608 (96.69) 76,921 (79.45) 16,687 (−17.83) 148,510 (84.02) 133,585 (75.57) 14,925 (−10.05)
  Cultivation 1769 (1.83) 1593 (1.65) 175 (−9.9) 1214 (0.69) 1096 (0.62) 118 (−9.67)
  Shrubland 749 (0.77) 17,422 (18.02) 16,673 (2226) 11,220 (6.35) 24,418 (13.81) 13,198 (117.64)
  Forest 199 (0.21) 199 (0.21) 0 (0) 15,134 (8.56) 16,864 (9.54) 1730 (−11.43)
Federal lands
 Land cover ha (%) 1992 2011 Change 1992 2011 Change
  Herbaceous 5878 (97.64) 5773 (95.90) 105 (−1.78) 22,116 (93.39) 21,968 (92.76) 149 (−0.67)
  Cultivation 102 (1.69) 105 (1.75) 3 (3.36) 269 (1.14) 285 (1.20) 16 (5.95)
  Shrubland 0 (0) 3 (0.05) 3 (n/a) 857 (3.62) 963 (4.07) 106 (12.35)
  Forest 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 249 (1.05) 241 (1.02) 8 (−3.32)
Private lands
 Land cover ha (%) 1992 2011 Change 1992 2011 Change
  Herbaceous 271,421 (70.75) 248,224 (64.70) 23,197 (−8.55) 680,958 (86.05) 632,434 (79.92) 48,524 (−7.12)
  Cultivation 100,033 (26.08) 100,084 (26.08) 51 (0.05) 28,093 (3.55) 29,524 (3.73) 1431 (5.09)
  Shrubland 4460 (1.16) 22,653 (5.90) 15,193 (407.92) 39,607 (5.00) 80,014 (10.11) 40,407 (102.02)
  Forest 139 (0.04) 138 (0.04) 1 (0.65) 36,737 (4.64) 42,678 (5.39) 5941 (16.17)