This StoryMap shares the work of an interdisciplinary group studying resilience from the viewpoint of ranchers and land managers across the American West. Their goal is to share information from the perspective of ranchers to increase awareness of rangeland management and to encourage more discussions about change and adaptive actions.
Changing demographics in the rural West, increasing demands on public lands, climate change, invasive species, and a complex global food system are a few challenges livestock producers now face. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded the work to better understand how rangelands and ranching are changing, and what other changes can be expected in the future.
Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant number 2018-68002-27923, Livestock Ranching, Rangelands, and Resilience: Ensuring Adaptive Capacity in an Increasingly Variable Climate).
Articles, citations, reports, websites, and multimedia resources focused on rangeland ecology, management, restoration, and other issues on American rangelands.