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USDA Forest Service Soil Resource and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory 2010 Progress Report Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference. Randy L. Davis National Soils Program Leader USDA Forest Service June 24, 2010. Forest Service Focus Areas.

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USDA Forest Service Soil Resource and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory 2010 Progress ReportWestern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

Randy L. Davis

National Soils Program Leader

USDA Forest Service

June 24, 2010

forest service focus areas
Forest Service Focus Areas

Restore and Conserve Forests and Grasslands

Sustain ecosystem services

  • Climate Change
    • Carbon Sequestration
  • Water
    • Watershed Condition
  • Fuels Management
    • Reduce the potential of catastrophic wildfire
national accomplishments 2009 2010
National Accomplishments 2009-2010
  • Filled the R-2 Forest Service NCSS Liaison, MO 6
  • USFS Soil Management Manual completed
  • USFS Soil Management Handbook revision underway
  • Interagency ESD Manual signed
  • USFS Ecological Classification Manual revision completed
    • Incorporates: Interagency ESD Manual, National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units, and TEUI Technical Guide
  • NRIS/NASIS data sharing pilot project underway – Santa Fe NF
  • TEUI Geospatial Toolkit upgraded for NRCS use
  • TEUI Implementation Plan underway
the work ahead
The Work Ahead!
  • Continue to implement the Interagency Accelerated Soil and Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory Initiative
    • Complete the staffing:
      • Federal lands technical liaisons for correlation and documentation projects
      • Ecologist positions for ESD development
  • Streamline NRIS/NASIS data sharing
    • Complete the population of completed SSA(s) into NASIS
  • Develop and Implement an Interagency ESD strategy