Check out USGS' Land Treatment Exploration Tool

Check out USGS' Land Treatment Exploration Tool


A new USGS tool, the "Land Treatment Exploration Tool" was just released as a part of a NC CASC-affiliated project, "Improving the Success of Post-Fire Adaptive Management Strategies in Sagebrush Steppe." The project, led by Matt Germino at USGS, quantitively defined "ecological drought" via precise weather and soil moisture conditions, that were associated with the failure of big sagebrush stands in the Western US. The project translated these findings into a tool that could help guide post-fire sagebrush reseeding decisions on BLM lands. 

Check out the new tool here:

Read about the project here:

More descriptive research about the tool and the research can be found in the PDF below.