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|Title:||Guidelines for mapping vegetation on Army installations|
|Authors:||Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)|
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center.
U.S. Army Environmental Center.
O'Neil, L. Jean
Natural resources inventory
Planning Level Survey
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Report (U.S. Army Environmental Center) ; SFIM-AEC-EC-CR-99006.|
Abstract: Knowledge of vegetation species, structure, and its distribution over the landscape is critical for maintaining and managing installation lands for their intended purposes. Information about vegetation that is formatted digitally provides a valuable management tool. Such databases and resulting maps are used by people responsible for mission concerns, land management, vegetation management, fish and wildlife, threatened and endangered species, pest management, cultural resources, public relations, safety/emergency, and planning. These guidelines provide an organized approach to mapping vegetation and were developed for the advanced as well as the inexperienced user. Following the introduction and suggestions on how to use the document, the second chapter contains a decision framework for the steps involved in mapping, establishing objectives, identifying available resources, and determining specifications and costs. The third chapter contains reference material pertinent to the mapping process. The fourth chapter includes project and contract management topics. Appendices include additional reference material, templates for use in planning and conducting a mapping project, and six case studies. The on-line document is bookmarked for ease of use.
|Rights:||Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|