Assessing Installation Ethnobotanical Resources Using Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA) Data: A Fort Riley, Kansas, Case Study
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Land Condition Trend Analysis LCTA program is the Armys standard for land inventory and monitoring, employing standardized methods of natural resources data collection, analyses, and reporting designed to meet multiple goals and objectives. LCTA data has been used to characterize installation natural resources, evaluate the effects of Army multiple use demands on training lands, ground-truth remote sensed imagery, and as a source of data for carrying capacity modeling efforts. This report examines the potential to use LCTA data to assess installation ethnobotanical resources. This report briefly reviews the relevant laws and regulations relating to an installations ethnobotanical resources and the degree to which LCTA data can be used to characterize the resource and assess the impact of land use activities on the resource.
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