Training & User Support
Successful implementation of the Landscape Toolbox hinges on the ability of users to understand its components and to efficiently use the system to produce valid analyses. Full documentation of the Landscape Toolbox, tutorials, and training workshops for land managers in implementing the Landscape Toolbox both for land planning and public presentation are being developed. Training materials and workshop dates are coming soon. Please check back for an itenerary of online training seminars and presentations on the Landscape Toolbox. Each web seminar is elgible for one continuing education unit (CEU) from the Society for Range Management. Registration for the web seminars is required and can be done online at Training Registration
Web Seminar Video Archive
Listed below are previous web seminars, offered free of charge thanks to funding from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Each of the web seminars is recorded, and the videos are available here for viewing. These videos are in Adobe Flash format and will require a flash player availabe for free at http://www.adobe.com
- Using the Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring Methods Guide - broadcast on April 6, 2010.
- Using the Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment (DIMA) - broadcast on May 4, 2010.
- Practical Tools for Multi-scale Sample Design - broadcast on July 20, 2010. This web seminar included a document with references, helpful links, and URLs for downloading/accessing the tools demonstrated. That document can be downloaded here.
Rangeland Methods Guide
Training materials for the Methods Guide are found on the Toolbox Wiki. On this page you will find instructional videos on:
- What is the Methods Guide?
- How to use the Methods Guide tool and abstracts?
- How to add/edit content in the Methods Guide Wiki.
Additionally, the help page has a Frequently Asked Questions page and contact information for further help.
Path Landscape Model
The documentation below was created to introduce users to Path. It is not intended to be a comprehensive discussion of all the capabilities of Path, but rather is a tour of the most commonly used functions. ESSA Technologies is in the process of producing more comprehensive documentation.
Other Training Opportunities
The Society for Range Management is holding training workshops on ecological site descriptions. Please check out the SRM website to learn more about these opportunities.