Diersing, V.E., Shaw, R.B. and Tazik, D.J., 1992. US Army land condition-trend analysis (LCTA) program. Environmental Management, 16(3), pp.405-414.
Herrick, J.E., J. W. Van Zee, S. E. McCord, E. M. Courtright, J. W. Karl, and L. M. Burkett. 2017. Volume I: Core Methods; Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Second Edition. USDA – ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 86 pp.
Herrick, J.E., J.W. Van Zee, S. E. McCord, E.M. Courtright, J.W. Karl and L. M. Burkett. 2015. Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Second Edition. Vols. I and II. USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces NM. ISBN 0-9755552-0-0
Sampling Frequency and Monitoring Methods:
The Landscape Toolbox (USDA ARS) a comprehensive monitoring resource tailored to the needs of USDA: https://www.landscapetoolbox.org/
Example sample size requirements tool from the Landscape Toolbox (Multi-scale Sample Requirements Evaluation tool
BLM AIM Core Methods: Herrick, J.E., J. W. Van Zee, S. E. McCord, E. M. Courtright, J. W. Karl, and L. M. Burkett. 2017. Volume I: Core Methods; Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Second Edition. USDA – ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Las Cruces, New Mexico. 86 pp.
BLM AIM Supplemental Methods: Herrick, J.E., J.W. Van Zee, S. E. McCord, E.M. Courtright, J.W. Karl and L. M. Burkett. 2015. Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Second Edition. Vols. I and II. USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces NM. ISBN 0-9755552-0-0
2019 Describing Indicators of Rangeland Health update: updated protocols, including integration of rangeland health indicators with quantitative metrics. Herrick, J.E., Shaver, P.L., Pyke, D.A., Pellant, M., Toledo, D.P., Lepak, N., 2019, A strategy for defining the reference for land health and degradation assessments: Ecological Indicators, v. 97, p. 225- 230, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.065
La Jornada Rangeland Research: monitoring tools, resources, analysis tools from rangeland researchers at the La Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Program https://jornada.nmsu.edu/LCTA
Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations. Elzinga, C.L., Salzer, D.W. and Willoughby, J.W. 1998. Bureau of Land Management Technical Reference 1730-1. Denver, CO: DoD National Business Center. Extensive overview of plant-based monitoring methods and monitoring design.
Comer, P.J., D. Faber-Langendoen, S. Menard, R. O’Connor, P. Higman, Y.M. Lee, B. Klatt. 2017. User Guide for Wetland Assessment and Monitoring in Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration. Prepared for DoI Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program. NatureServe, Arlington VA.
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