Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Mandan, North Dakota » Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #352153

Research Project: Sustainable Agricultural Systems for the Northern Great Plains

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Title: 2018 National Resources Inventory (NRI) Rangeland Resource Assessment

Author
item Lessard, Veronica - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Spaeth, Ken - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Fults, Gene - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Talbot, Curtis - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Metz, Loretta - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Pyke, David - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff
item Toledo, David
item Goslee, Sarah
item Krueger, Todd - Iowa State University
item Musser, Karl - Paradigm Diagnostics, Inc

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2018
Publication Date: 4/4/2018
Citation: Lessard, V., Spaeth, K., Fults, G., Talbot, C., Metz, L., Pyke, D., Herrick, J.E., Toledo, D.N., Goslee, S.C., Krueger, T., Musser, K. 2018. 2018 National Resources Inventory (NRI) Rangeland Resource Assessment. Government Publication/Report. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/technical/nra/nri/.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This report presents summary results from National Resources Inventory (NRI) on-site data collected on non-Federal rangelands. The survey is conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a part of the NRI survey program. The findings reported here focus on key issues in rangeland science, including rangeland health, non-native plant species, non-native and native invasive plant species, bare ground, inter-canopy gaps and soil surface aggregate stability. NRI rangeland on-site data collected 2004-2010 and 2011-2015 are used to provide estimates of change in rangeland conditions.