Land Use Data for Latitude 43.75 Longitude -117.25

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Snake-Columbia shrub steppe ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Intensive pastoralism
Mixture crops- moderate livestock and large scale irrigation
Urban land
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Temperate drylands




Cereals and cereal products
Sugar Beets

Growing Period (days)

60 to 89

Soil Types

Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
2 to 10
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

2 to 5
5 to 10

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
(Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
A Pit (Surface)Bentonite
Artesian Well (Well)Geothermal
B Pit (Surface)Bentonite
Baschon Well (Well)Geothermal
Big Red Prospect (Surface)Gold
Bombsight Claim (Underground)Calcium
Brown Butte Community Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Buck Gulch (Surface)Bentonite
Burnt Mountain AreaGold
Calcite Miner & Sheep Horn ClaimsCalcium
Cottontail Millsite (Processing Plant)Bentonite, Zeolites
Cow Hollow Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Crabgrass DepositGold, Silver
Crabgrass ProjectGold
D Pit (Surface)Bentonite
Deer Butte (Surface)Gold
Deer Butte Hot Springs (Geothermal)Geothermal
Double Mountain ProjectGold
Dry Creek Buttes AreaGold
Elfering Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Frog ClaimGold
Gb Pit (Surface)Bentonite, Zeolites
Gold ProspectGold
Grassy Mountain Mine (Surface)Gold, Silver
Grassy Mountain SiteGold
Grassy Mountian RegionalGold
Graveyard Point Mine (Surface)Gemstone
Greenfield Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Haystack Butte Claims (Surface)Gemstone
Iceland Spar 1 2 & 3Calcium
Jarvis Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Juniper Mountain Gypsum Occurrence (Surface)Gypsum-Anhydrite
Juniper Mtn Gypsum OccurrenceGypsum-Anhydrite
Kenney Pass Community Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Little Valley Community Pit (Surface)Stone, Crushed/Broken
Loe Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Lucky G (Surface)Gold
Malheur River Bridge Pit (Surface)Stone, Crushed/Broken
Mars ProspectGold
Mclaughlin Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Mercury ProspectMercury
Mitchell Butte Hot Springs (Geothermal)Geothermal
Mp 2.2. Vale West (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Mp 232.9 Central Oregon Hwy (Surface)Stone, Crushed/Broken
Nelson Well (Well)Geothermal
North Black Willow Spring (Geothermal)Geothermal
North Pit (Surface)Bentonite
Nyssa Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Ontario & Pearl GroupsMercury
Ontario and Pearl GroupsMercury
Owyhee Land #1 (Surface)Gemstone
Owyhee Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Page Well (Well)Geothermal
Purple Sage #2 (Surface)Diamond
Purple Sage #3 (Surface)Gemstone
Purple Sage #4 (Surface)Gemstone
Rice-Bacon TuffStone, Dimension
Rinehart Buttes Community Pit (Surface)Stone, Crushed/Broken
Rookstool Site (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Sagebrush Gulch (Surface)Gold
Shell Rock Butte (Surface)Gold, Silver
Shellrock Butte SiteGold
Silver Claims (Surface)Gold
Smith Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Snively Hot Springs (Geothermal)Geothermal
South Black Willow Spring (Geothermal)Geothermal
Succor Creek Mine (Surface)Zeolites
Tolman Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Tommy Parr (Surface)Gemstone
Vale (Geothermal)Geothermal
Vale ButteGold
Vale Hot Spring (Geothermal)Geothermal
Vale Sand & Gravel Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Vale West (Processing Plant)Diatomite
Vines Hill BLM Well (Well)Geothermal
Walz Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
White RidgeSilica
Wilcox Site (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.