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This study was supported by the Department of Commerce / U.S. Census Bureau Award No. YA123-05-SE-0220, Department of Homeland Security Award No. HSHQDC-06-P-00051, Department of Interior / Bureau of Land Management Award No. PAA-03-7087, Environmental Systems Research Institute, and U.S. Geological Survey / Federal Geographic Data Committee Award No. 04HQAG0127. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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