what we do

What We Do

Collaborate and Create

Our multi-state collaboration allows Partners to share their exerpiences, challenges, and needs. Strong collaboration leads to creative and new ideas. Originially, we created a database of quality, peer-reviewed information related to the ecology and management of rangelands. This search allows users to discover thousands of journal articles, websites, images, databases, videos, maps, reports, and decisions making tools. These resources are useful for research, teaching, and practical applications for rangeland management. This database of rangeland information is our backbone. Over the two decades, our understanding about how people learn has expanded and the Partnership has evolved to meet these new demands. Our multi-disciplinary group collaborates and actively pursues grants to create new, cutting-edge, and much needed educational resources for multiple audiences through diverse platforms including videos, phone applications, decision-making tools, and more. We strive to work together, to create exciting new rangelands products, and utlmiately make a positive impact on the rangelands we all love.

Collections Provided By

This initiative would not be possible without the support and cooperation of the following organizations and people.

  • Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)
  • Allen Press, Inc.
  • Rangelands Australia
  • Australian Rangelands Society/CSIRO
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Forest and Range.org
  • Range Science Information System (RSIS)
  • Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA)
  • Society for Range Management
  • University Libraries, University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension
  • USDA/NIFA – International Science and Education Program
  • Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (WERA)
  • Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)


  • Data is managed using Drupal content management system, backed by MySQL database
  • Articles can be stored directly into the repository (file upload) or linked via URL
  • Partner repositories are imported or harvested via CSV, RSS, and OAI-PMH
  • Search capabilities are powered by Apache Solr/Lucene that provides faceted browsing capabilities
  • Future development efforts will allow for importing and exporting via RDF and OAI-PMH


Development and Design: University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Communications and Cyber Technologies (CCT) with assistance from Valeria Pesce (FAO/GFAR).


Information provided on the Global Rangelands and Rangelands West portals are obtained from many sources and web pages located around the world. These links are selected to support the information needs of rangelands users and not intended as official endorsements. While every reasonable effort is made to keep this information accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the posted data, particularly the data provided by external sources.