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field_methods:rangeland_health_assessment_i.e._indicators_of_rangeland_health [2009/11/19 09:32]
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field_methods:rangeland_health_assessment_i.e._indicators_of_rangeland_health [2013/09/24 16:19] (current)
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 ====== Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health ====== ====== Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health ======
- [[http://​www.rangelandmethods.org/​about/​get_involved|{{:​abstract_in_dev.gif|}}]]\\ + 
-written ​by Karen Colson and Jason Karl+[[http://​www.landscapetoolbox.org/​about/​get_involved|{{:​abstract_in_dev.gif|}}]]\\ 
 +contributed ​by Jason Karl and Karen Colson
  
 ===== Description and Uses ===== ===== Description and Uses =====
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 <​sub>​S = Soil and site stability, H = Hydrologic function, B = Biotic integrity</​sub>​ <​sub>​S = Soil and site stability, H = Hydrologic function, B = Biotic integrity</​sub>​
  
-===Assessing Indicators=== +====Applying and Assessing ​the Indicators==== 
-Indicators ​are assessed on a sliding scale of five categories based on evaluation of the field condition against the site's reference sheet key.+The following flow diagram from the Interpreting ​Indicators ​Manual (version 4) illustrates the process for applying the indicators. **//​Interpretation of the indicators is tied directly to ecological sites, so it it critical that the ecological site be determined first before doing any other assessments.//​**\\ 
 +{{:​field_methods:​iirh_flowchart.jpg}}\\ 
 +<sub> Image source: ​ Pellant et al. 2005. Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health, v4</​sub>​ 
 + 
 +Each of the 17 indicators is assessed on a sliding scale of five categories based on evaluation of the field condition against the site's reference sheet key using the following categories:
   - none to slight = Reference   - none to slight = Reference
   - slight to moderate   - slight to moderate
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   - moderate to extreme   - moderate to extreme
   - extreme to total   - extreme to total
 +Once all of the indicators are assessed, those indicators related to soil and site stability are combined to get an overall rating for that attribute. This process is repeated for hydrologic function and biotic integrity to get three overall ratings for the site. Collapsing the three indicators into a single overall indicator is discouraged because it combines different attributes that may not be equivalent or equally weighted.
  
 ===== Advantages and Limitations ===== ===== Advantages and Limitations =====
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 ===== Manuals ===== ===== Manuals =====
  
-  *Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health, VERSION 4 (Herrick ​et al) ftp://​ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/​GLTI/​technical/​publications/​IIRH_v4_8-15-05.pdf. +  *Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health, VERSION 4 (Pellant ​et al. 2005) ftp://​ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/​GLTI/​technical/​publications/​IIRH_v4_8-15-05.pdf. 
-  *Forms for recording the indicators in the field can be found on the Jornada Experimental Range'​s Rangeland Assessment page at: [[http://usda-ars.nmsu.edu/monit_assess/assess_main2.php]].+  *Forms for recording the indicators in the field can be found on the Jornada Experimental Range'​s Rangeland Assessment page at: [[http://jornada.nmsu.edu/monit-assess/manuals/​assessment]].
  
 ===== Technical and Application References ===== ===== Technical and Application References =====
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 ===== Additional Information ===== ===== Additional Information =====
-  * Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health website [[http://usda-ars.nmsu.edu/monit_assess/assess_main2.php]]+  * Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health website [[http://jornada.nmsu.edu/monit-assess/manuals/​assessment]]
   * Reference sheets and evaluation matrices can be accessed from the NRCS Ecological Site Database [[http://​esis.sc.egov.usda.gov/​Welcome/​pgReportLocation.aspx?​type=ESD]]   * Reference sheets and evaluation matrices can be accessed from the NRCS Ecological Site Database [[http://​esis.sc.egov.usda.gov/​Welcome/​pgReportLocation.aspx?​type=ESD]]
 +  * Videos [[http://​www.ntc.blm.gov/​krc/​uploads/​415/​IndicatorsOfRangelandHealth.html]]
  
 ===== Web Search Results ===== ===== Web Search Results =====
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 ===== References ===== ===== References =====
-  * David A. Pyke, Jeffrey E. Herrick, Patrick Shaver and Mike Pellant. 2002. Rangeland Health Attributes and Indicators for Qualitative Assessment. Journal of Range Management, 55:​584-597. ​ 
   * Miller, M. E. 2008. Broad-scale assessment of rangeland health, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, USA. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:249-262.   * Miller, M. E. 2008. Broad-scale assessment of rangeland health, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, USA. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:249-262.
 +  * Pellant, M., Shaver, P. and J.E. Herrick. 2005. Interpreting Indicators or Rangeland Health. Bureau of Land Management, TR 1734-6. 121pp.
 +  * Pyke, D.A., Herrick, J.E., Shaver, P. and M. Pellant. 2002. Rangeland Health Attributes and Indicators for Qualitative Assessment. Journal of Range Management, 55:​584-597. ​
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 +{{tag>​assessment qualitative condition indicators reference soil integrity hydrology field}}
  
 ===== Discussion/​Comments ===== ===== Discussion/​Comments =====
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