The Rangelands Monitoring Tool is an application that allows pastoralists to conduct a self-assessment of their rangelands and report it back to a central repository.
It is a process of rangeland assessment that provides: perennial shrub and grass trends to monitor pasture composition and trends in range condition; monitoring for soil health, stability, infiltration rates and nutrient cycling; a method to record and assess the type and severity of rangeland erosion, and improved short term management decision on pastoral leases
The app uses a value-based approach, which removes any subjective conclusions to rangelands trends and provides a generic methodology that can be utilized by landholders.
The system classifies three components of rangeland health: Plants with each species nominated a value between 1 and 10 based on its environmental and commercial values; Soils with four soil attributes nominated a value between 1 and 10 based on their contribution to soil stability, nutrient cycling, and infiltration rates; Erosion with three main types of erosion given a negative value between 0 and -10 based on their adverse impacts on soil stability, infiltration rates and nutrient cycling.
The values when applied in the app, generate a Site Stability Index (SSI) which then becomes a benchmark for change in the site, land system, property or catchment.
Four different types of reports are capable of being produced from a property perspective.
Site report – allows you to see a graph on all historical SSIs for that specific site over the years and then drill down into each survey to see how it achieved that SSI.
Vegetation species report – by selecting a site you can then choose the vegetation species that you want to inquire about.
Land systems report – this report shows you a graph of what the SSI has been for the site over all the surveyed years.
Station report – the station report shows all the sites surveyed over the property within their SSI.
- Gascoyne Catchments Group Inc
- 47.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.