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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Decision-support System for the Ecologically-based Management of Cheatgrass- and Medusahead-infested Rangeland

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Ebipm Assessment Guide

Authors
item Smith, Brenda
item Sheley, Roger
item James, Jeremy
item Vasquez, Edward -

Submitted to: Agricultural Research Service Publication
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: January 10, 2012
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Citation: Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., James, J.J., Vasquez, E. 2012. EBIPM assessment guide. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 20 p.

Interpretive Summary: The first step of EBIPM is to complete a rangeland health assessment. Once an assessment has been conducted, the EBIPM model offers a practical and effective framework for designing and applying restoration strategies, especially where invasive annual grasses are decimating productive rangeland. The Rangeland Health Assessment as a standalone in not designed to identify the cause of resource problems (Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health). In this guide we show how to categorize the assessment information bases on how it is related to the 3 important causes of succession and the ecological processes in disrepair.

Technical Abstract: The first step of EBIPM is to complete a rangeland health assessment. Once an assessment has been conducted, the EBIPM model offers a practical and effective framework for designing and applying restoration strategies, especially where invasive annual grasses are decimating productive rangeland. The Rangeland Health Assessment as a standalone in not designed to identify the cause of resource problems (Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health). In this guide we show how to categorize the assessment information bases on how it is related to the 3 important causes of succession and the ecological processes in disrepair.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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