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Western Australian Rangeland Monitoring System (WARMS) sites are designed to provide defined areas for repeated photography and collection of vegetation composition, shrub/tree cover and landscape function (soil surface assessment) data. This manual defines the procedures for installing and monitoring WARMS sites in the grasslands of northern Western Australia. It provides a documented reference of site stratification at regional scale, and site allocation at station (property) scale. Different procedures apply for sites in the shrublands of the southern pastoral zone. WARMS is designed to be interpreted at the vegetation type or regional scale, rather than lease (station) scale. Information gathered is typically used to inform government and the general community, rather than to provide tactical management advice for individual land managers.
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Craig, A, and Thomas, P. (2008), Western Australian rangeland monitoring system for grasslands: field manual. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4741.
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