Land Treatment Exploration Tool

Fact Sheet 2018-3042
By: , and 



Land managers make decisions regarding restoration and rehabilitation actions that influence landscapes and ecosystems. Many of these decisions involve soil and vegetation manipulations, often known as land treatments. Historically, treatments were planned on a case by case basis with decisions derived from personal experience of past successes or failures. Current adaptive management strategies require a more structured and robust approach to the planning and implementation of land treatments.

The U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the Land Treatment Exploration Tool to facilitate adaptive management of land treatments. The Exploration Tool taps into a wealth of information about past treatments in the Land Treatment Digital Library (LTDL,

The Exploration Tool is designed for use by resource managers during the land treatment planning stage. This tool summarizes environmental characteristics of planned treatment areas and facilitates adaptive management practices by comparing those characteristics to similar legacy treatments.

Suggested Citation

Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Jeffries, M.I., Schueck, L.S., and Zarriello, T.J., 2018, Land treatment exploration tool (rev. 1.3, March 2023): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3042, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Land Treatment Exploration Tool Features
  • Planned Treatment Area History and Summary Statistics
  • Explore Previous Land Treatment Information
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Land treatment exploration tool
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3042
DOI 10.3133/fs20183042
Edition Version 1.2: February 2023; Version 1.1: October 2018; Version 1.0: August 2018
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details