Location: Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-38-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
This statement of work covers the tasks and deliverables that will be the primary responsibility of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) during Year 1. Support of CEAP-Grazing Land modeling studies, collaborate on landscape-level ESD groupings with development of STMs for those groups in selected MLRAs, WEMO development, NRI review, ceptometer collection.
1. Finalize structure of Vegetation Dynamics Geodatabase and populate with information from selected Major Land Resource Areas via synthesis and interviews, in collaboration with CEAP-NRCS staff and NRCS Lincoln staff 2. NRI, ESD, & Wind Erosion model: a) Conduct workshops for NRI training as needed; b) Provide input on development of landscape-level STMs from grouped ESDs and assist in development of preliminary protocol for grouping sites and building STMs at a coarse level for use in CEAP modeling activities; c) Continue research on integration of wind erosion modeling and remote sensing into NRI protocols and use of NRI products. 3. Enter into personal services contract to conduct: a) Plant parameter data collection using a ceptometer on selected species in the Sonoran Desert; b) Coordinate with ARS and NRCS staff in Temple, TX (CEAP Modeling Team), and; c) Develop landscape-level STMs for grouped ESDs in MLRAs 74, 77B, 77C and 79.