Usable Socio-Economic Science for Rangelands Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 The Society for Range Management. On the Ground Because humans depend on rangelands for a wide variety of ecosystem goods and services, they have a large stake in research that explores supply and demand for those goods and services.Scientists and science users who ranked 142 separate rangeland issues chose a socio-economic concern as most pressing: How to help rural communities plan for, adapt to, and recover from impacts of increased social, economic, and ecological variability.Cross-jurisdictional stewardship is required to address many rangeland problems, so it is important to find ways to encourage and assist collaborative management efforts.Decision makers and citizens need better ways to sift through the conflicting claims and conclusions available from a growing number of information sources.Rangeland communities, and the land itself, require a steady supply of individuals who are both willing and able to choose careers in rangeland occupations.

published proceedings

  • Rangelands

author list (cited authors)

  • Brunson, M. W., Huntsinger, L., Kreuter, U. P., & Ritten, J. P.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Brunson, Mark W||Huntsinger, Lynn||Kreuter, Urs P||Ritten, John P

publication date

  • January 2016