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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Field Testing of Monitoring and Assessment Technologies across Large Ranch Landscapes in the Southwestern U.S.

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 3050-11210-007-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 1, 2012
End Date: Jan 31, 2017

The objective of this cooperative research project is to develop technologies for landscape scale, integrative assessment and monitoring of ecologically important rangeland practices, and provide land owners access to data and data based tools for assessing their conservation practices.

Collaborative experiments will be designed and implemented at jointly identified sites in the southwestern United States within the Malpai Borderlands Region. Experiments will be patterned after existing experiments to 1) apply methods for describing ecological sites in a globally consistent manner that can be applied specifically to the Malpai Borderlands region and properties that ar linked to those ecological site; 2) assess historical land management practices, especially prescribed burning, and 3) provide data access and data products that can be used by land managers for resource conservation and management.

Last Modified: 10/16/2017
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