Anti-Quality Factors in Rangeland and Pastureland Forages - This 67-page bulletin reviews anti-quality factors that influence livestock production on both pasturelands and rangelands. As more emphasis is placed on forages for animal production, potential limitations need to be better understood.
Guide to Pasture Condition Scoring - Developed by GLTI in May 2001, the guide is used to inform landowners as well as professionals of the 10 indicators of pasture condition and the 6 causative factors affecting plant vigor with a procedure to assess each indicator.
Introduction to Microbiotic Crusts - A 13-page booklet developed by GLTI and the Soil Quality Institute which provides the latest information to NRCS personnel and landowners on microbiotic crusts and how they impact soils, hydrology, and plant communities.
Inventorying, Classifying, and Correlation of Juniper and Pinyon Communities to Soils in Western United States - A 39-page booklet developed by GLTI which provides guidance during all progressive soil surveys and during ecological site description development or revision in the inventorying, classifying, and correlating of Juniper and Pinyon ecosystems into ecological sites.
Rangeland Health Assessment - Interpreting Indicators for Rangeland Health, Version 4 - Technical Reference 1734-6, dated 2005, is a booklet developed through inter-agency coordination between the BLM, NRCS, ARS, and USGS. It provides land specialists with the tools to do a preliminary evaluation of soil/site stability, hydrologic function, and integrity of the biotic community on rangelands.
Sampling Vegetation Attributes - Developed by an inter-agency group, this reference material will help you determine what kind of sampling technique to use and how to set up and run monitoring studies.
States, transitions, and thresholds: Further refinement for rangeland applications. Special Report 1024, March 2001.
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