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Chapter 15: Monitoring the effects of fire on nonnative invasive plant species

Posted date: April 16, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Sutherland, Steve
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 6. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 281-292
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Abstract

Monitoring, as defined by Elzinga and others (1998), is "the collection and analysis of repeated observations or measurements to evaluate changes in condition and progress towards meeting a management objective." Analyses of monitoring data may indicate that a project is meeting land management goals, or it may indicate that goals are not being met and management methods need to be adapted to reach them. Monitoring is an essential step in adaptive management (Chong and others 2006). For many federal agencies, monitoring is required by Agency or Congressional mandates (Elzinga and others 1998).

Citation

Sutherland, Steve 2008. Chapter 15: Monitoring the effects of fire on nonnative invasive plant species. In: Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 6. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 281-292