Rangeland soil quality--Indicators for assessment and monitoring (Soil Quality Information Sheet, Rangeland Sheet 2)

TitleRangeland soil quality--Indicators for assessment and monitoring (Soil Quality Information Sheet, Rangeland Sheet 2)
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHerrick JE, Tugel A.J., Shaver P.L., Pellant M.
PublisherUSDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
ARIS Log Number142786
Keywordsgovernment publication
AbstractIndicators are key soil or plant community characteristics sensitive to environmental change. They reflect complex ecosystem processes too difficult or expensive to be measured directly. They provide information about the current status of rangeland ecosystems. Trends from indicators measured regularly provide clues about the response of the system to anagement. Soil quality indicators complement vegetation indicators and may be qualitative or quantitative.
URLhttp://soils.usda.gov/sqi/management/files/RSQIS2.pdf
Government BodySoil Quality Institute, Grazing Lands Technology Institute, and National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA; the Jornada Experimental Range, Agricultural Research Service, USDA; and Bureau of Land Management, USDI