The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Range Management on Public Lands: Planning, Analysis, and Monitoring

Research and education on rangeland resource planning methods, analysis procedures and vegetation monitoring techniques furnishes the ecological and technical basis for management planning and implementation on rangelands. Short-term outcomes include increased monitoring skills and ecological knowledge demonstrated by land managers including ranchers, an increased reliance on vegetation monitoring in management and an increased understanding of the role of science in rangeland management. Outputs include grants, workshops/field days, presentations, publications, and web applications (Global Rangelands, Rangelands and Arizona Rangelands). Program impacts include continued participation in educational, implementation of rangeland monitoring methods on public land grazing allotments (over a million acres in grazing allotments monitored), and increased interest in public land rangeland monitoring. Contact Dr. George Ruyle for more information.

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