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Rangeland Health Assessment

Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health V5Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health - Version 5

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 5 of Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health, Technical Reference 1734-6, is the third published edition of this protocol. Version 5 reflects protocol updates and clarifications identified through 15 years of teaching and applying the IIRH protocol using Version 4 (Pellant et al. 2005). Changes in Version 5 further improve the ease of protocol use and consistency in its application. In Version 5, some of the indicator names are slightly modified, and the protocol to assess functional/structural groups (indicator 12) improves user application.