Quantifying Ecological Integrity in Terrestrial systems

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Ecological integrity describes the condition of ecological systems, and has been quantified in aquatic systems for decades. The U.S. Forest Service is now required to monitor ecological integrity, and the Bureau of Land Management has an interest in doing so as well. As a result, USGS is working to define and quantify the concept of ecological integrity in terrestrial, multiple use landscapes to help managers and the public to gain a broader understanding of the condition of ecological systems across federal lands.