Land Treatment Exploration Tool: A Quick Introduction

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This is a quick introduction video to the Land Treatment Exploration Tool. This short video includes a summary of the tool with screen clips of the fact sheet, web tool, and an example Site Characterization Report.

These tutorial videos were created to aid in the use of the Land Treatment Exploration Tool (LTET). These videos guide a user through the main steps of the tool. Each year, public land managers make decisions regarding restoration and rehabilitation actions that influence landscapes and ecosystems. Many of these decisions involve soil and vegetation manipulations, often known as land treatments. Land treatments include activities such as removal or alteration of plant biomass, seeding burned areas, and herbicide applications. These treatments were historically planned on a case by case basis with decisions about implementation approaches, methods, and operations derived from personal experience of past successes or failures. Modern adaptive management strategies strive to capture this local knowledge through time, both locally and regionally. In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the Land Treatment Exploration Tool to facilitate adaptive management of land treatments. The Exploration Tool taps into a wealth of information about past treatments in the Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL), a catalog of information about all known treatments on public lands administered by the BLM in the Western United States.

Tutorial Video Playlist:

  1. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — A Quick Introduction
  2. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 1: Describe Proposed Treatment
  3. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 2: Select Treatment Boundary
  4. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 3: Explore Site Characteristics
  5. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 4: Summarize Your Proposed Treatment Area and the Developing Report
  6. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 5: Select Search Parameters
  7. Land Treatment Exploration Tool — Step 6: Compare the LTDL Treatments

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Length: 00:01:49

Location Taken: Corvallis, OR, US

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Welcome to the Land Treatment Exploration Tool. The U. S.  Geological Survey partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the Land Treatment Exploration Tool to facilitate adaptive management of land treatments. The Exploration Tool provides a practical resource for managers who are planning restoration and rehabilitation actions on public lands. The tool generates a variety of products while being user friendly for all levels of GIS expertise, even to those with little or no experience. The tool steps the user through 6 easy steps to produce a standardized and repeatable report. The tool provides useful summaries of environmental characteristics of planned treatment areas and facilitates adaptive management practices by comparing those characteristics to other similar treatments within a specified distance or area of interest. For more information, you can view the Home, About, and User Guide section of this website. You can navigate to the Exploration tool by visiting usgs.gov/LTET. This will take you to the project landing page. Simply click Start planning to start using the tool.