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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume I: Quick Start

Authors
item HERRICK, JEFFREY
item VAN ZEE, JUSTIN
item HAVSTAD, KRIS
item Burkett, Laura - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV
item Whitford, Walter - NMSU COLLABORATOR

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2004
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Citation: Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Havstad, K.M., Burkett, L.M., Whitford, W.G. 2005. Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume I: Quick Start. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press. 36 p.

Interpretive Summary: No intrepetive summary required.

Technical Abstract: This manual describes how to monitor three rangeland attributes: soil and site stability, watershed function and biotic integrity. Nearly everything we value about rangelands depends on these attributes. Monitoring these three attributes is like monitoring the foundation of our rangeland ecosystems. The measurements used to monitor these attributes also can be used to generate indicators relevant to specific management objectives, such as maintaining wildlife habitat, biodiversity conservation or producing forage.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014