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Land Trusts and Conservation Easements: Who Is Conserving What for Whom?
Land trusts, partnered with government agencies or acting alone, are working to conserve habitat, open space, and working landscapes on private land. Spending both public and private funds, such… Expand
Research, part of a Special Feature on Resilience and Vulnerability of Arid and Semi-Arid Social Ecological Systems China's Grassland Contract Policy and its Impacts on Herder Ability to Benefit in…
Northern China's grasslands have been losing productivity since the 1980s, when a policy known as the "grassland contracting policy" allocated commonly used grazing lands to individual herder… Expand
Origin, Persistence, and Resolution of the Rotational Grazing Debate: Integrating Human Dimensions Into Rangeland Research
Abstract The debate regarding the benefits of rotational grazing has eluded resolution within the US rangeland profession for more than 60 yr. This forum examines the origin of the debate and the… Expand
Ranching As A Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save The New West?
Abstract Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture. To… Expand
The role of cultural ecosystem services in landscape management and planning
There is increasing concern that the ecosystem services approach puts emphasis on optimizing a small number of services, which may jeopardize environmental sustainability. One potential solution is… Expand
Salal Harvester Local Ecological Knowledge, Harvest Practices and Understory Management on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Despite growing interest in traditional and local ecological knowledge for conservation and resource management, the role of migrant resource users is largely unexplored. Challenging many assumptions… Expand
To ranch or not to ranch: home on the urban range?
California ranchers in urban Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and in rural Tehama County, were surveyed to examine effects of increasing development, land use change, and attrition of the ranching… Expand
Management Without Borders? A Survey of Landowner Practices and Attitudes toward Cross-Boundary Cooperation
Ecosystem management requires cross-jurisdictional problem-solving and, when private lands are involved, cross-boundary cooperation from many individual landowners. Fragmented ownership patterns and… Expand
Forest and rangeland owners value land for natural amenities and as financial investment
Forty-two percent of California's forests and rangelands are privately owned (34 million acres). These lands provide important ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, pollination and… Expand
What can ecological science tell us about opportunities for carbon sequestration on arid rangelands in the United States
- Kayje Booker, L. Huntsinger, J. Bartolome, N. F. Sayre, William J. Stewart
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 2013
Scientific interest in carbon sequestration on rangelands is largely driven by their extent, while the interest of ranchers in the United States centers on opportunities to enhance revenue streams.… Expand