The Jornada is an international leader in the development of land assessment and monitoring protocols. The Jornada has developed a quantitative monitoring protocol, Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, that is being applied in the U.S. and at least four countries outside the U.S. The Jornada also co-authored the qualitative assessment protocol, Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health, which is being applied globally.
This program provides access to rangeland monitoring and assessment information and tools developed by the Jornada together with its collaborators. Most of these tools were designed to be applied across multiple land use and land cover types, including cropland, forest and riparian ecosystems.
For detailed information about Monitoring and Assessment research, go to http://jornada.nmsu.edu/monit-assess.