Impact of Climate Change and Land Use on the Southwestern United States

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General Map of the Southwestern United States


Incorrect Info on Map

A comment by Elaine Cubbins

I recently viewed the map of the Southwestern US that you 
have on the Web.

I noticed that in the legend, there is a category that is 
titled Federal Lands, and then, Bureau of Indian Affairs.  
The BIA doesn't own any lands, and they don't manage these 
lands.  This is incorrect information.  The lands belong to 
American Indians, and the legend should more properly say 
Indian Reservations to reflect the ones to whom these lands
belong, and who are responsible for their management.

Map correction

A comment by R. Randall Schumann

Ms. Cubbins is correct, and the map has been updated to correctly
label Indian lands as "Indian Reservations". Thanks for pointing this out.

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