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Criterion IV: Social and economic indicators of rangeland sustainability
Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangeland Management (2010)
  • Mark W. Brunson, Utah State University
  • Daniel W. McCollum
  • Louis E. Swanson
  • John A. Tanaka
  • Aaron J. Harp
  • L. Allen Torell
  • H. Theodore Heintz, Jr.
Abstract
Social and economic systems provide the context and rationale for rangeland management. Sustaining rangeland ecosystems requires attention to the social and economic conditions that accompany the functioning of those systems. We present and discuss economic and social indicators for rangeland sustainability. A brief conceptual basis for each indicator is offered, describing its potential relationship to rangelands.
Keywords
  • social indicators,
  • economic indicators,
  • rangeland sustainability
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Editor
John E. Mitchell
Publisher
Cooperative Extension Service Publication SM-56. University of Wyoming.
Citation Information
McCollum, Daniel W.; Swanson, Louis E.; Tanaka, John A.; Brunson, Mark W.; Harp, Aaron J.; Torell, L. Allen; Heintz, H. Theodore, Jr. 2010. Criterion IV: Social and economic indicators of rangeland sustainability (Chapter 5). In: Mitchell, John E., ed. Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangeland Management. Cooperative Extension Service Publication SM-56. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. p. 173-191.