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Land treatment planning tool

Fact Sheet 2018-3042

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183042

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Abstract

Land managers make decisions regarding restoration and rehabilitation actions that influence landscapes and ecosystems. Many of these decisions involve soil and vegetation manipulations, often known as land treatments. Historically, treatments were planned on a case by case basis with decisions derived from personal experience of past successes or failures. Current adaptive management strategies require a more structured and robust approach to the planning and implementation of land treatments.

The U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the Land Treatment Planning Tool to facilitate adaptive management of land treatments. The Planning Tool taps into a wealth of information about past treatments in the Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL, https://ltdl.wr.usgs.gov/).

The Planning Tool is designed for use by resource managers during the land treatment planning stage. This tool summarizes environmental characteristics of planned treatment areas and facilitates adaptive management practices by comparing those characteristics to similar legacy treatments.

Suggested Citation

Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Jeffries, M.I., Schueck, L.S., and Zarriello, T.J., 2018, Land treatment planning tool: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3042, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183042.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Land Treatment Planning Tool Features
  • Planned Treatment Area History and Summary Statistics
  • Previous Land Treatment Information

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Land treatment planning tool
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2018-3042
DOI:
10.3133/fs20183042
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y