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USDA Forest Service Soil Resource and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory 2010 Progress Report Western Regional Coop PowerPoint Presentation
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USDA Forest Service Soil Resource and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory 2010 Progress Report Western Regional Coop

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  1. USDA Forest Service Soil Resource and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory 2010 Progress ReportWestern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference Randy L. Davis National Soils Program Leader USDA Forest Service June 24, 2010

  2. Forest Service Focus Areas Restore and Conserve Forests and Grasslands Sustain ecosystem services • Climate Change • Carbon Sequestration • Water • Watershed Condition • Fuels Management • Reduce the potential of catastrophic wildfire

  3. National Accomplishments 2009-2010 • Filled the R-2 Forest Service NCSS Liaison, MO 6 • USFS Soil Management Manual completed • USFS Soil Management Handbook revision underway • Interagency ESD Manual signed • USFS Ecological Classification Manual revision completed • Incorporates: Interagency ESD Manual, National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units, and TEUI Technical Guide • NRIS/NASIS data sharing pilot project underway – Santa Fe NF • TEUI Geospatial Toolkit upgraded for NRCS use • TEUI Implementation Plan underway

  4. Regional Accomplishments 2009-2010Field Inventory

  5. Regional Accomplishments 2009-2010Documentation/Correlation

  6. The Work Ahead! • Continue to implement the Interagency Accelerated Soil and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Initiative • Complete the staffing: • Federal lands technical liaisons for correlation and documentation projects • Ecologist positions for ESD development • Streamline NRIS/NASIS data sharing • Complete the population of completed SSA(s) into NASIS • Develop and Implement an Interagency ESD strategy

  7. Questions?