Location: Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-10
Start Date: May 18, 2012
End Date: May 30, 2015
1) Remote sensing integration. Develop and test remote sensing acquisition and interpretation technologies. 2) Sampling design. Optimize statistical design to address both local and national requirements for precision. 3) Coordinate and integrate model parameter and ground-based measurements so that ground based measurements can be used to (a) generate statistics at both national and (where sufficient replication exists) local scales, (b) calibrate photo-interpretation, and (c) provide input data for models. 4) Integrate NRI with research and model results using ecological site descriptions to generate Conservation Effects Assessments at national and local scales. 5) Support changes in field technology used to sample NRI on-site field locations. 6) Modify and adapt rangeland wind erosion model (WEMO) to better estimate the impact/benefit of conservation practices for plant community associations and Ecological Sites.