In addition to helping further rangeland ecological science, Point Blue’s Rangeland Monitoring Network (RMN) is especially useful to landowners and producers who are interested in understanding and measuring the ecological function of rangelands and increasing the communication and collaboration among managers across California.
Here are a few of the changes we have made this year to better highlight these data on the website:
· Soil page, we’ve added the soil nutrient data that we collected at the ranch, it has a toggle that allows you to look at N, K, Na, Mg, Ca, and pH for each point.
· Vegetation page, we’ve added additional cover classes to provide greater resolution. You can now select from several choices—perennial grasses, native grasses, annual grasses, all grasses, shrubs, forbs, invasive weeds, and bare ground.
· On each of the data pages, we’ve added an “about this page” section that describes the open source tools used to develop the pages and a link to a page where the code are available so that others can create similar pages.
We will continue to share the data as it is collected and look forward to connecting the dots.