Accession Number : ADA300753

Title :   Land Condition Trend Analysis Data Summaries: Preliminary Data Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Price, David L. ; Anderson, Alan B. ; Whitworth, William R. ; Guertin, Patrick J.

PDF Url : ADA300753

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The Army' s Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA) program is the standard for land inventory and monitoring, using standard methods of natural resources data collection, analyses, and reporting designed to meet multiple goals and objectives. This report presents a general overview of LCTA data applications and documentation capabilities for use in natural resource management plans and other environmental compliance documents. Specifically, this report focuses on preliminary summarization of univariate vegetation and wildlife data collected on LCTA core plots. Analyses presented are intended to provide Army land managers a greater degree of flexibility with respect to characterizing the condition of the installation's natural resources, but by no means represents an exhaustive treatment of analysis options. Necessary considerations required to properly interpret each summary are identified in addition to the mathematical calculations behind each analysis.

Descriptors :   *NATURAL RESOURCES, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *LAND USE, DATA BASES, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, MONITORING, STATISTICAL DATA, ARMY FACILITIES, CORRELATION, SURVEYS, DATA ACQUISITION, ECOSYSTEMS, INVENTORY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, VEGETATION, HABITATS, AREA COVERAGE, WILDLIFE, TEXAS, GRASSLANDS, BIOPHYSICS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE