Usable Science for Managing Animals and Rangeland Sustainability Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 The Society for Range Management. On the Ground: Animals are critical components of rangeland ecosystems, and domestic livestock provide an extremely important management tool on rangelands.Decades of research have yielded much valuable information to support sustainable and effective grazing management, but increased complexity resulting in part from expanding environmental, economic, and societal pressures demands future investments in usable science focused on rangeland animals.Three priorities for usable science are recommended:Proactive drought planningBetter matching livestock production systems to rangeland resourcesComprehensive synthesis of and effective communication concerning environmental impacts (positive, negative, and neutral) of livestock on rangelands.

published proceedings

  • Rangelands

altmetric score

  • 3.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Meiman, P. J., Tolleson, D. R., Johnson, T., Echols, A., Price, F., & Stackhouse-Lawson, K.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Meiman, Paul J||Tolleson, Doug R||Johnson, Theodora||Echols, Alex||Price, Frank||Stackhouse-Lawson, Kim

publication date

  • April 2016