Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume I: Quick Start

TitleMonitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume I: Quick Start
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHerrick JE, Van Zee JW, Havstad K, Burkett L.M., Whitford WG
Number of Pages36
PublisherThe University of Arizona Press
CityTucson, Arizona
ARIS Log Number180100
Keywordsgrassland, monitoring manual, savanna, shrubland
Abstract

This manual describes how to monitor three rangeland attributes: soil and site stability, watershed function and biotic integrity. Nearly everything we value about rangelands depends on these attributes. Monitoring these three attributes is like monitoring the foundation of our rangeland ecosystems. The measurements used to monitor these attributes also can be used to generate indicators relevant to specific management objectives, such as maintaining wildlife habitat, biodiversity conservation or producing forage. Quick Start (Vol.I) includes basic methods and instructions for establishing photo points and completing four basic mesurements.

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