Rangeland Monitoring and the Parker 3-Step Method: Overview, Perspectives and Current Applications

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146925
Title:
Rangeland Monitoring and the Parker 3-Step Method: Overview, Perspectives and Current Applications
Author:
Ruyle, George B.; Dyess, Judith
Affiliation:
Natural Resources & the Environment, School of
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
Description:
9 pp.; Principles of obtaining and interpreting utilization data on rangelands
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146925
Abstract:
Rangeland monitoring is essential for making sound management decisions. Monitoring requires repeated measurements of the same attributes over time. Perhaps the earliest and most widespread rangeland management monitoring data collection protocol was the development and establishment of the Parker 3-step Method on U. S. Forest Service rangelands, beginning in 1948. This method collected both objective and subjective data and provided a scoring technique for assessment purposes. This paper describes the development of the Method and suggests ways to summarize the ecological attributes collected on Parker transects, analyze the data and reinterpret them based on trends in plant species abundance, composition and soil cover.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
rangeland monitoring; range management; plant ecology
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1525

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRuyle, George B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDyess, Judithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25T20:02:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-25T20:02:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/146925-
dc.description9 pp.en_US
dc.descriptionPrinciples of obtaining and interpreting utilization data on rangelandsen_US
dc.description.abstractRangeland monitoring is essential for making sound management decisions. Monitoring requires repeated measurements of the same attributes over time. Perhaps the earliest and most widespread rangeland management monitoring data collection protocol was the development and establishment of the Parker 3-step Method on U. S. Forest Service rangelands, beginning in 1948. This method collected both objective and subjective data and provided a scoring technique for assessment purposes. This paper describes the development of the Method and suggests ways to summarize the ecological attributes collected on Parker transects, analyze the data and reinterpret them based on trends in plant species abundance, composition and soil cover.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1525en_US
dc.subjectrangeland monitoringen_US
dc.subjectrange managementen_US
dc.subjectplant ecologyen_US
dc.titleRangeland Monitoring and the Parker 3-Step Method: Overview, Perspectives and Current Applicationsen_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentNatural Resources & the Environment, School ofen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1525-2010-
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