Society for Range Management | 2019 Annual Meeting

A Rangeland Production and Phenology Monitoring Service

Feb 12, 2019
8:00 am-11:30 am
M100J

A Rangeland Production and Phenology Monitoring Service

In this session we describe two new services available for managers and producers. These services include an assessment of annual production and phenology for US rangelands.  Users will be able to query the datasets for their pastures, Ecological Sites, allotments, or other areas of interest.  The annual production database from the Rangeland Productivity Monitoring Service (RPMS) will enable users to learn a lot about areas under their management because the estimates span from 1984 to present, seamlessly and consistently, for all coterminous US rangelands.  Trends, inter-annual variability, and recovery after drought and wildfire can all be quantified with these services. This new service will help risk inform risk management strategies and enable better allotment management plans for federally managed rangelands. The data can be found publically at: https://www.lankstonconsulting.com/data-warehouse and elsewhere.