SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF MEDUSAHEAD USING REMOTE SENSING

Author: 
Bateman, Timothy M.
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Medusahead is an unpalatable, aggressive annual that has been invading and degrading western rangelands. This characteristic has negative effects on plant diversity and ecosystem function, promoting the creation of homogeneous landscapes. The costs to wildland systems, agriculture, and the public are high and land managers face resource constraints that can limit successful management. Management plans need to be practical, cost-effective, and sustainable if they are to reach specific targets. Supplementing management plans with remote sensing can provide rapid and cost-effective datasets that can provide unique information that can be beneficial to land managers threatened by medusahead. Research has been successful in creating large datasets that include a 30+ year time line of changes in medusahead in eastern Washington.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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