History of Rangeland Monitoring in the U.S.A.Arid Land Research and Management (2003)
AbstractMonitoring of rangelands in the western USA formally began in the U.S. Forest Service in the 1930s. Other federal land management and advisory agencies did not usually monitor their clients' public or private rangelands until after World War II. The initial focus was on the portion of vegetation that was livestock forage. Attention to soils generally came after World War II. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 changed the formerly independent role of the action agencies and gave the interested public means of input to and oversight on the actions of the managerial agencies...
Citation InformationNeil E. West. "History of Rangeland Monitoring in the U.S.A." Arid Land Research and Management Vol. 17 Iss. 4 (2003)
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