Scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) use large, standardized (big) data to evaluate land management and sustainability in large landscape.

USDA-ARS Range Management Research Unit, Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, NM, developed an innovative approach to using datasets on vegetation, climate, and land use to evaluate the long-term effects of agricultural practices used in extensive rangelands managed by a collaborative conservation group.

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