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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2019

MANAGING RANGELANDS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY PROMOTE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION, CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES, AND MAINTAIN BIODIVERSITY

Rangelands Livestock Biodiversity

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Titre : MANAGING RANGELANDS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY PROMOTE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION, CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES, AND MAINTAIN BIODIVERSITY

Identification : OKL03153

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : START : 01 OCT 2019 // TERM : 30 SEP 2024

Résumé
Rangelands are the most common land cover type in both the United States (where they account for 61% of all land surface) and the world (70% of all land surface).Thus, incorporating strategies to support biodiversity into rangeland management practices has the potential to substantially contribute to conservation. Rangelands consist primarily of native plant communities and are "characterized as grasslands, shrub-steppe, shrublands, savannas, and deserts that are managed as complex adaptive systems to provide multiple ecosystem services to benefit human well-being". Rangelands are managed, typically, for livestock production, and are often interspersed with croplands. Because rangelands support extensive native plant communities, they can serve as biodiversity repositories. However, traditional management of rangelands has rarely focused on biodiversity and wildlife management, even though they provide habitat for many species. Recently, an alternative management philosophy has been proposed to better conserve biodiversity on rangelands, including both plants and wildlife. This project’s overall goal is to optimize the conservation of biodiversity and maintenance or enhancement of agricultural productivity on privately-owned rangelands.

Performing Institution : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA 74078
Investigator : Fuhlendorf, SA, D..

Présentation : USDA (NIFA)

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