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Rangeland Ecology Monitoring Data, Utah, 1967-2013

October 24, 2017

These data represent compiled long-term rangeland monitoring data collected from June to September, 1967 to 2013 at 96 permanently marked sites in 15 livestock grazing allotments in near Hanksville, Utah. The Rangeland rangeland monitoring data were collected by a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office in south-central Utah. Monitoring consisted of estimating canopy cover of perennial plant species inside permanently marked 1.5 1.5m plots using a frame that was divided into 6 6 cm sections. The purpose of these data is to demonstrate how long-term rangeland monitoring data can be synthesized using ecological site concepts to understand how changes in plant species cover are driven by precipitation and grazing across the landscape By bridging long-term rangeland monitoring data with ecological site concepts, we provide the context to enhance understanding of vegetation response to climate and land use, which can ultimately inform management decisions and guide future monitoring efforts.