Location: Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-95
Start Date: Jan 12, 2011
End Date: Jan 11, 2016
ARS will collaborate with BLM and NRCS to increase the quality and utility of monitoring data for NRCS and BLM, and to answer rangeland research questions. This will include providing scientific guidance for the NRI necessary to ensure that (1) a core set of indicators and standard protocols can be sampled across jurisdictional boundaries, (2) sampling points on the NRI grid can be intensified in identified core sage-grouse habitats, (3) data analysis and reporting allow for reporting and sharing at multiple scales, (4) remote sensing and geo-spatial tools can be integrated and applied, (5) ecological site descriptions (ESD's) and state and transition models can be developed, (6) appropriate field training can be provided, and (7) the quality and utility of NRCS and BLM monitoring data can be increased.