Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) use in invasive species and conifer management
Since its 2018 launch, the Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) has revolutionized rangeland management and monitoring. This free, powerful technology puts vegetation cover, productivity, historical tree cover, and more in the digital hands of anyone with a computer or smartphone.
But RAP isn’t just for landowners and managers. It’s also being used by scientists and researchers who are leveraging its cutting-edge technology to inform conservation planning. Recent research highlights just how beneficial RAP is proving to rangeland scientists and, in turn, to managers working to restore and maintain productive working rangelands from the Great Basin to the Great Plains.