Setting Up a Grid for Random Sampling

Discussion created by kphaneuf on Jul 16, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2012 by kphaneuf
We are going to go out in the field and map various areas that need to be excavated for biological surveying.  We then want to place a grid over these areas and randomly select areas to excavate.  Is there a way to place a grid over features and then randomly select say 30 sections within the grid to sample?  I have all the extensions and have looked at the cartography, data management, and geostatistical analyst tools..