The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service describes an ecological site as a â€œdistinctive kind of land with specific physical characteristics that differ from other kinds of land in its ability to produce a distinctive kind and amount of vegetationâ€. Â Ecological site descriptions are the documents that resource managers and planners use to inform decision making on rangelands. Ecological site descriptions contain information on such as: biophysical properties, vegetation and soil surface reference conditions, and, state and transition models. These documents help to describe and classify the landscape with respect to past and current conditions, as well as to help determine potential future conditions in response to climate, disturbance and management.
Oral presentation and poster titles, abstracts, and authors from the Society for Range Management (SRM) Annual Meetings and Tradeshows, from 2013 forward.