Land Treatment Exploration Tool—Step 1: Describe Proposed Treatment

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This video describes Step 1 of the Land Treatment Exploration Tool. In Step 1 the user defines a name, the planned treatment/s, and a file name for exported items.

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


Welcome to the Land Treatment Exploration Tool tutorial. Step 1, describe proposed treatment. Step 1 consists of three easy fields. First, enter the name of your project. This field will remember prior names you have used. In this example I am using a wildfire from 2019 as the basis for my treatment planning. It's good practice to be specific with this title. My example is Hot Springs Wildfire J408 2019. Then you select what type of treatment you are planning. We have a select list of some standardized names from the Land Treatment Digital Library. For this wildfire rehabilitation example, choosing ESR Wildfire Project will provide me a select list of multiple treatment types. This list was provided directly by the BLM Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation program. This example includes an aerial and drill seeding, herbicide treatment for annual grasses, and area closure. The last field defines a file name extension. Many outputs in the Exploration tool are exportable, so this will keep your file naming consistent. Clicking 'same as project name' will populate this field with your project name. Clicking 'Next Step' takes you to step two.