Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/2/2005
Publication Date: 4/20/2005
Citation: Steele, C., Laliberte, A., Bestelmeyer, B., Herrick, J., Rango, A. 2005. Current and future options for the use of remote sensing for rangeland management and monitoring. Proceedings, II Simposio Internacional de Manejo de Pastizales, April 20-21, 2005, Zacatecas, Zactecas, Mexico. p. 84.
Interpretive Summary: No interpretive summary required.
Technical Abstract: Many of the existing rangeland health, remotely sensed products are derived from medium spatial resolution imagery and, while these products may provide useful ancillary information for rangeland management, they do not provide information at spatial resolution that is fine enough to correspond with the field assessments conducted by rangeland management specialists. In this paper we present an overview of ongoing remote-sensing research at the ARS-USDA Jornada Experimental Range (the Remotely Sensed Indicators and Stratification (RSIS) Project) that aims to provide (1) relevant contextual information for optimizing ground sampling for field assessments and (2) accurate, fine-resolution vegetation maps and associated analyses for deriving remotely sensed indicators of rangeland health. Further, we provide a synopsis of other remote sensing activities at the Jornada Experimental Range.