Historical Perspectives and Recommendations for revision of the Agricultural Handbook 296

TitleHistorical Perspectives and Recommendations for revision of the Agricultural Handbook 296
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSalley S, Talbot C, Brown J.
Series TitleNRCS - NCSS Webinar Series
Date Published03/2015
ARIS Log Number320271
Abstract

While the most recent edition of Agriculture Handbook 296 was released in 2006, many of the geographic boundaries consistently mimic historic map products of generalized regional and national soil-survey maps (some dating back to the 1930s). Furthermore, the underlying concepts and technologies used to build MLRA geography predate adoption of present-day ecological approaches to resource management and conservation. The National Ecological Site Team at the Jornada has begun compiling a national database of physiography, geology, climate, water resources, soils, and land-use to aid in development a data-driven approach to MLRA. We  will present the general historical development of MLRA and provide recommendations for revisions of Agricultural Handbook 296.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTegM8vk5I.