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Rangeland Health Assessment for Grassland, Forest and Tame Pasture By Barry W, Adams Gerry Ehlert Colin Stone Donna Lawrence Mike Alexander Mike W illoughby Carcey Hincz Darlene Moisey Angela Bogen Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Public Lands Division Rangeland Management Branch May Pub. No. T/ ISBN Number: 1File Size: 1MB. Rangeland health: new methods to classify, inventory, and monitor rangelands / Committee on Rangeland Classification, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index. ISBN 1. Range management United States. 2. Rangelands United States. 3. Range ecology United States. Size: 7MB. Standards for Rangeland Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing Management on BLM Administered Lands [MT,SD,ND]: Environmental Impact Statement. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. Rangeland health describes the ecological status of rangelands. The concept of rangeland health has become the preferred alternative to range condition. This concept is currently used by most range professionals as a basis for inventory and assessment. Version 4 of Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health is the second published edition of this technique. The changes are designed to improve .
The overall goal of the BLM's rangeland management program is to ensure the health and productivity of public rangelands for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. To achieve desired conditions on the public lands, the BLM uses rangeland health standards and guidelines. The BLM developed these standards and guidelines in the. Rangeland Health The Jornada Experimental Range co-developed a qualitative assessment protocol for rangelands (Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health), which is being applied globally. In this protocol, evaluators assess three ecosystem attributes by rating 17 indicators tied to the attributes. Abstract. The pdf file below includes the update. This guide is intended for field use and to supplement the Ministry of Forests and Range training courses in rangeland monitoring, rangeland assessments, designing remedial measures, rangeland soils, and grass identification. The standards for rangeland health (standards), based on the above fundamentals, are expressions of the physical and biological condition or degree of function necessary to sustain healthy rangeland ecosystems. Although the focus of these standards is on.
About this book This book is open access under a CC BY-NC license. This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It . This book describes a protocol for using 17 qualitative soil and vegetation indicators to evaluate the status of three ecosystem attributes: soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. The term “Rangeland Health” has become a publicly accepted term that relates to status of rangelands. It is defined as “the degree to which the integrity of the soil, vegetation, water, and air, as well as the ecological processes of the rangeland ecosystem, are balanced and sustained.” Integrity in this context means the “maintenance. The 17 Indicators of Rangeland Health (IRH) protocol was used to assess the ecological sites associated with each reach. IRH evaluates the ecological function of an ecological site by using