Rangeland Ecosystem Goods and Services: Values and Evaluation of Opportunities for Ranchers and Land Managers
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Expanding ranch operations to manage for multiple goods and services beyond traditional cattle production can increase income and conservation goals to benefit ranchers and communities. Projections predict that grazing land use for wildlife habitat, as well as wildlife-related human activities, will increase during the next half century. With these benefits in mind, the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) convened a special workshop to consider these issues in the context of rangeland sustainability. Subsequent SRR work has focused on the use of monitoring indicators to quantify rangeland EGS, effects of alternative energy development on EGS, and potential management adaptations. The ISEEC framework was developed by SRR to illustrate linkages between ecological and socioeconomic factors affecting rangeland sustainability, with rangeland EGS providing the key linkage between these two domains. Rangeland EGS are elements or processes that yield benefits to humans.