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Research Project: Management, Habitat, Chihuahuan Desert-Phase III

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 3050-11210-008-46-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: May 26, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2015

The general objective is to increase our understanding of the factors controlling spatial variability of ecosystem responses (resilience) to common disturbances in the southwestern United States.

a. Continue monitoring established plots on Holloman Air Force Base and its geographically separated units and affiliated soil disturbance plots. b. Continue development of a model to support planning for sustainable military training. c. Establish a calibration site on gypsic soils on Holloman to support more acurate modeled predictions of wind erosion and dust emission to support both a future (2015) rangeland health assessment, and management including training activities. d. Subcontract to New Mexico State University: $70,000