1.4: Additional Learning Resources

For further reading and learning materials on vegetation inventory and monitoring topics, explore the following material:

Reading Resources

The following reading materials discuss general and in-depth monitoring concepts and practices. Click the link to read the following materials.
Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations

Elzinga, C.L., D.W. Salzer and J.W. Willoughby.  1998. Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations. Technical Reference 1730-1. Bureau of Land Management. Denver, Colorado. USDI, BLM
Monitoring Manual: Volume 1

Herrick, J.E., J.W. Van Zee, K.M. Havstad, L.M. Burkett and W.G. Whitford. 2009. Monitoring manual for grassland, shrubland and savanna ecosystems. Volume I: Quick Start. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press.
Sampling Vegetation Attributes

Couloudon B., et al. 1996. Sampling Vegetation Attributes: Interagency Technical Reference. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Applied Resource Sciences Center, Denver, CO. BLM/RS/ST-96/002+1730. 163 pp.
Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health

Pellant, M., P. Shaver, D.A. Pyke, and J.E. Herrick. 2005.Interpreting indicators of rangeland health, version 4. Technical Reference 1734-6. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center, Denver, CO. BLM/WO/ST-00/001+1734/REV05. 122 pp.
2007 Vegetation Monitoring-Swan Coastal Plain

Loomes, R., J. Wilson, and R. Froend. 2008.2007 Vegetation Monitoring-Swan Coastal Plain. Center for Ecosystem Management, ECU Joondalup, CEM report no. 2007 – 15.
Blackwood Creek Restoration Project (Phases IIIA & IIIB)

Engelhardt, B., and S. Gross. 2011. Blackwood Creek Restoration Project (Phases IIIA & IIIB)- 2010 Vegetation Monitoring Report. USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Web Resources

The University of Arizona provides a specific example of how to set land management and monitoring objectives for ranching and grazing: Rangeland Monitoring on Western Uplands

Video Resources

The following videos discuss general monitoring concepts. Click the link to watch the video:
Why Do We Monitor Rangelands?: Lamar Smith, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Rangeland Trend Monitoring- A Rancher’s Perspective: Montana USDA-NRCS
The Importance of Range Monitoring: North Dakota State University Extension Service
Introduction (Monitoring): Jeff Herrick, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range
Land of Contrasts- Ranching’s Commitment to Oregon: Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and Oregon Beef Council