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The LandPKS Knowledge Hub is a space for exploring knowledge about land potential. Here, you can find valuable information about managing your land.



Manual: Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems (Detailed BLM/NRCS Methods)

Guide that describes standard methods used by BLM (for the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring program) and NRCS (for the National Resource Inventory), as well as additional methods to monitor soil water infiltration, compaction, plant production and vegetation in riparian areas.

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Using LandPKS for Rangeland and Species Monitoring: Changing Ecosystems

A high school-level lesson plan that explores the following questions: How do ecosystems change over time? What effect do humans have on the environment? What makes a species threatened or endangered? How might a species adapt to a changing environment?

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Using LandPKS for Rangeland Monitoring: Soil, Grazing, and Rangeland Management

A high school-level lesson plan that explores the following questions: What is rangeland? Why should we monitor rangeland? What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data? What does ground cover tell us about our soil health? How does grazing affect ground cover? What is erosion and how does it happen? How does our soil connect to climate?

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Webinar: Monitoring Vegetation and Understanding Habitat with LandPKS

This webinar series targets rangeland managers and others who are interested in learning how to use LandPKS, and in exploring the app’s new Habitat and Soil Health modules in a rangeland management context.

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Training Videos: Vegetation

The Vegetation Module provides tools to collect quantitative vegetation data that can be compared from year to year. Watch this two-part video training for rapid vegetation monitoring.

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Video: LandPKS Empowers Rangeland Managers

Chad Ellis explains why LandPKS is going to help empower producers to make them better tomorrow than they are today.

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Video: LandPKS for Rangeland Conservation Management in Kenya

David Kimiti uses LandPKS at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, which manages land for both wildlife conservation and livestock production.

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Video: Using LandPKS for Research and Extension

Jeremy Schallner at New Mexico State University uses LandPKS for vegetation monitoring for research and extension.

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The Role of LandPKS for Wildlife Conservation

In Kenya, the Land Potential Knowledge System has been providing a valuable tool to help land managers, researchers, and rangeland managers effectively conserve and restore biodiversity.

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