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Rangeland Literature Synthesis

Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps

The rangeland literature synthesis provides an unprecedented source of evidence-based information to guide the development and assessment of management practices and conservation programs on the nation’s rangelands. It assesses the effectiveness of seven NRCS recommended rangeland conservation practices: Prescribed Grazing, Prescribed Fire, Brush Management, Range Planting, Riparian Management Practices, Wildlife Management Practices, and Invasive Plant Management. Also assessed were two cross-cutting issues: A landscape approach to rangeland conservation, and a social and economic assessment of rangeland conservation practices.

Suggested Citation:

Briske, D.D., editor. {2011}. Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps. United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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Printed copies of the Executive Summary and/or the full report are available from the NRCS Distribution Center:

Phone: 1-888-526-3227 option 2
Fax: 1-515-278-7044
Or order online

A CEAP video teleconference was conducted with Dr. David Briske and Dr. Jerry Nelson, editors of the CEAP rangeland literature synthesis and the CEAP pasture and hayland literature synthesis, respectively. The VTC was originally conducted on January 24, 2013, and re-recorded on February 28, 2013, because of technical difficulties with the original recording. View it streaming or download it. (WMV; 195 MB) (Note that when the recording reaches 1:18:42 there is an audio glitch, move forward to 1:20:05 to resume listening. The end of the presentation is at 1:21:08).

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