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Research Project: MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands

Author
item Webb, Nicholas - New Mexico State University
item Van Zee, Justin
item Karl, Jason
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff
item Courtright, Ericha
item Billings, Benjamin - Bureau Of Land Management
item Boyd, Robert - Bureau Of Land Management
item Chappell, Adrian - Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
item Duniway, Michael - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Derner, Justin
item Hand, Jenny - Colorado State University
item Kachergis, Emily - Bureau Of Land Management
item Mccord, Sarah - New Mexico State University
item Newingham, Beth
item Pierson, Fred
item Steiner, Jean
item Tatarko, John
item Tedela, Negussie - Bureau Of Land Management
item Toledo, David
item Van Pelt, Robert - Scott

Submitted to: Rangelands
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/8/2017
Publication Date: 9/5/2017
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/5690940
Citation: Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E.M., Billings, B., Boyd, R., Chappell, A., Duniway, M., Derner, J.D., Hand, J., Kachergis, E., McCord, S., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Steiner, J.L., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Toledo, D.N., Van Pelt, R.S. 2017. Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands. Rangelands. 39:85-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2017.04.001.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2017.04.001

Interpretive Summary: Wind erosion is a major resource concern for rangeland managers because it can impact soil health, ecosystem structure and function, hydrologic processes, agricultural production and air quality. Despite its significance, little is known about which landscapes are eroding, by how much, and when. The National Wind Erosion Research Network was established in 2014 to develop tools for monitoring and assessing wind erosion and dust emission across the U.S. The Network, currently consisting of 13 sites, creates opportunities to enhance existing rangeland soil, vegetation and air quality monitoring programs. Decision-support tools developed by the Network will improve the prediction and management of wind erosion across rangeland ecosystems.

Technical Abstract: Wind erosion is a major resource concern for rangeland managers because it can impact soil health, ecosystem structure and function, hydrologic processes, agricultural production and air quality. Despite its significance, little is known about which landscapes are eroding, by how much, and when. The National Wind Erosion Research Network was established in 2014 to develop tools for monitoring and assessing wind erosion and dust emission across the U.S. The Network, currently consisting of 13 sites, creates opportunities to enhance existing rangeland soil, vegetation and air quality monitoring programs. Decision-support tools developed by the Network will improve the prediction and management of wind erosion across rangeland ecosystems.