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Welcome to the
Ecological Site Description (ESD) System
for Rangeland and Forestland

The Ecological Site Description (ESD) application provides the capability to enter, edit, and view reports of rangeland and forest land ecological site descriptions.  Anyone may view reports of approved Ecological Site Descriptions. Data entry, edit, download, and viewing draft reports is for authorized users only.

ESIS User Guide

For questions about this database as a whole, contact:


Charles Stanley
Rangeland Management Specialist
Central National Technology Support Center
Ft. Worth, Texas
Phone: 817-509-3282
Fax: 817-509-3337


Curtis Talbot
Rangeland Management Specialist
National Ecological Site Team
Jornada Experimental Range
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Phone: 575-646-1726


Eunice Padley
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-720-3921


Craig Busskohl
National Soil Survey Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone: 402-437-5316
Fax: 402-437-5336

For questions pertaining to an individual state's data, contact:
NRCS State Range Specialist or Forester for that state.

Please address all comments and suggestions about the contents of this Web page to
Charles.Stanley@ftw.usda.gov or Curtis.Talbot@lin.usda.gov

If you are having problems with this Web page, please let us know at plantswebmaster@plants.usda.gov

Updated September 15, 2011

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