State of knowledge about energy development impacts on North American rangelands: An integrative approach.

  title={State of knowledge about energy development impacts on North American rangelands: An integrative approach.},
  author={Urs P. Kreuter and Alan D Iwaasa and Gene L Theodori and R. James Ansley and Robert B. Jackson and Lauchlan H. Fraser and M. Anne Naeth and Susan McGillivray and Edmundo Garc{\'i}a Moya},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
To reduce dependence on foreign oil reserves, there has been a push in North America to develop alternative domestic energy resources. Relatively undeveloped renewable energy resources include biofuels and wind and solar energy, many of which occur predominantly on rangelands. Rangelands are also key areas for natural gas development from shales and tight sand formations. Accordingly, policies aimed at greater energy independence are likely to affect the delivery of crucial ecosystem services… CONTINUE READING
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