The need for strategic research on rangelands has never been greater. In Alberta, this is highlighted by increasing potential for land use conflict on multiple use public land, and on private grazing land, where the economics of beef production have faced serious challenges over the last decade. Long-term environmental and economic sustainability from rangelands in this region depends on an increase in the amount, efficiency, and relevance of research, including a balance between short-term (reactive) and long-term (proactive) research.
Introducing Alberta's Rangeland Research Institute
Edward Bork --- University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada