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Table 3 Comparison of landscape metrics from 1992 and 2011 across the main land-tenure regimes in the two counties. A. number of patches; B. Average patch area (ha); C. Contiguity index (CI), a higher values indicates more spatial connectivity

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

A.
Land regime/county Year Herbaceous (#) Cultivation (#) Shrubland (#) Forest (#)
 Countywide
  Cimarron 1992 4081 3923 5106 312
2011 5158 785 9065 311
  Union 1992 13,097 2287 55,977 10,533
2011 8061 371 27,320 6724
 State land
  Cimarron 1992 303 251 922 234
2011 1228 92 3625 234
  Union 1992 4107 227 11,675 2622
2011 2881 42 6613 1971
 Federal
  Cimarron 1992 33 107 0 0
2011 36 72 2 0
  Union 1992 208 150 883 13
2011 100 96 746 13
 Private
  Cimarron 1992 3741 3558 4166 70
2011 3843 620 5401 69
  Union 1992 8773 1919 43,381 7881
2011 5065 233 19,933 4727
B.
Land regime/county Year Herbaceous (ha) Cultivation (ha) Shrubland (ha) Forest (ha)
 Countywide
  Cimarron 1992 89 26 1 1.2
2011 63 130 4.2 1.2
  Union 1992 65 13 0.9 5.0
2011 98 83 4.0 8.8
 State land
  Cimarron 1992 308 7 0.8 0.8
2011 63 17 4.8 0.8
  Union 1992 36 5 1 5.7
2011 46 26 3.7 8.5
 Federal
  Cimarron 1992 33 1.2 0 0
2011 160 1.8 1.5 0
  Union 1992 106 1.8 0.97 19.0
2011 220 2.9 1.3 19
 Private
  Cimarron 1992 71 28 1.1 1.2
2011 64 161 3.7 1.2
  Union 1992 77 15 0.9 0.45
2011 124 127 3.99 8.8
C.
Land regime/county Year Herbaceous (CI) Cultivation (CI) Shrubland (CI) Forest (CI)
 Countywide
  Cimarron 1992 0.9623 0.8757 0.5831 0.7953
2011 0.9372 0.9237 0.6928 0.5189
  Union 1992 0.964 0.8723 0.5804 0.7972
2011 0.6586 0.9322 0.6586 0.8165
 State land
  Cimarron 1992 0.9802 0.8627 0.6228 0.4244
2011 0.9254 0.9035 0.7196 0.4244
  Union 1992 0.9356 0.8362 0.59 0.8026
2011 0.9312 0.9152 0.6698 0.8176
 Federal
  Cimarron 1992 0.9643 0.5824 Na Na
2011 0.9598 0.6503 0.6571 Na
  Union 1992 0.9267 0.6799 0.6247 0.8872
2011 0.9558 0.7294 0.4624 0.8756
 Private
  Cimarron 1992 0.9415 0.876 0.6018 0.4325
2011 0.9321 0.9233 0.6710 0.4328
  Union 1992 0.9583 0.8728 0.5686 0.7788
2011 0.9547 0.9321 0.6467 0.7999