Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook | Third Edition

Appendix K - Monitoring Plan Forms

The following two forms can be copied and filled out, or used as a content guide for writing a narrative monitoring plan. They are intended to address the major decisions faced by rangeland managers as they determine what to monitor; where, when, and how; and who will take responsibility for which tasks. Form 1 focuses on one objective for the rangeland and it would be used as often as needed to address the many objectives in the management plan. Form 2 focuses on an individual study site. It too would be used as many times as needed to address all the study sites and all the short- and/or long-term (implementation and effectiveness) monitoring that will take place at each key area, critical area, photo point or designated monitoring area.

An important first step at a monitoring plot is to characterize the plot location and determine which of the possible ecological sites best represents the plot location among those that can occur in a soil map unit: 1) Describe the location of the plot. 2) Describe the topography of the plot. 3) Describe the landscape unit and position. 4) Dig a small soil pit and describe it. 5) Determine soil map unit component and ecological site (Herrick et al. 2005b).

Monitoring Area Plan Form 1

Download the Monitoring Area Plan (Form 1) (fillable PDF)

Monitoring Area Plan Form 2

Download the Monitoring Area Plan (Form 2) (fillable PDF)