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Range Technology Summit '21

Technology has revolutionized rangeland monitoring and management over the last century.  The Parent Society SRM has recognised this through the development of the Geospatial Science & Technology Committee.  That said, the Range Technology Summit was held virtually the Spring 2021.  It was an opportunity to highlight various technologies which land users and land managers can utilize to excel in rangeland management across the West.

Application for Extracting & Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEARS)

Visualize trends with geospatial data (including soil moisture, snow cover, and NDVI) from a variety of federal archives.

Contact:  LP DAAC, LPDAAC@usgs.gov

App Coverage:  Covers all continental U.S. states.

ArcGIS Field Maps

Streamline your field team’s work flows using this app that connects data directly to GIS systems, such as ArcGIS online.
 

Contact:  Marc R. Horney, Ph.D., mhorney@calpolu.edu

App Coverage:  Covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Climate Change Adaptation Library

Find on-the-ground climate-informed management tactics for your area using this online library developed by 1300+ USFS resource managers. Focus is on Federal lands but applicable to all.

Contact:  Jessica Halofsky, jessica.halofsky@usda.gov

App Coverage:  Covers California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Climate Engine

Generate maps and graphs that compare information at local scales, such as NDVI this year vs. in previous years. Many datasets are global within Climate Engine.

Contact:  Dan McEvoy, mcevoyd@dri.edu

App Coverage:  Covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Climate Smart Restoration Tool

Find seed lots and planting sites for current and future climate conditions on rangelands (shrubs, grasses, and forbs).

Contact:  Bryce Richardson, bryce.richardson2@usda.gov

App Coverage:  Covers all continental U.S. states.

Climate Toolbox

Monitor for drought, view past trends and forecasts for several variables, including soil moisture, growing degree days, burning-index, SPI etc.

Contact:  Katherine Hegewisch, khegewisch@ucmerced.edu

App Coverage:  Covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Condition Monitoring Observer Reports on Drought (CMOR)

See Minute 2:45 (part of a broader presentation). An opportunity for farmers, ranchers, extension agents and others to report on the ground impacts of drought and flooding.

Contact:  Kelly Smith, ksmith2@unl.edu

App Coverage:  Covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Conventional Soil Surveys: SSURGO

Digital Soil Mapping of Properties in the USA: the nitty gritty of leveraging a century of soils knowledge. An overview of the new soil mapping products from the digital soil mapping world.

Contact:  Travis Nauman, tnauman@usgs.gov

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Ecosystem Dynamics Interpretive Tool (EDIT)

Home of ecological site descriptions (ESDs) and catalog of information about ecological sites, including site responses to land uses, management practices and natural disturbance.rends with geospatial data (including soil moisture, snow cover, and NDVI) from a variety of federal archives.

Contact:  Joel Brown, joel.brown@usda.gov

App Coverage:  Covers all U.S. states and islands.

Grass Cast

In season forage and fuel projections updated weekly.

Contact:  Dannele Peck, Northern Plains Climate Hub (dannele.peck@usda.gov), Emile Elise, Southwest Climate Hub (emile.elias@usda.gov)

App Coverage:  Covers Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

START AT INREV

Visualize trends with geospatial data (including soil moisture, snow cover, and NDVI) from a variety of federal archives.

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