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RMRS-P-3: The future of arid grasslands: identifying issues, seeking solutions

Tallman, Barbara; Finch, Deborah M.; Edminster, Carl; Hamre, Robert (eds). 1998. The future of arid grasslands: identifying issues, seeking solutions. 1996 Oct. 9-13; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 392 p.

This conference was designed to provide a non-confrontational setting for a variety of people from differing viewpoints to discuss the threats facing arid grasslands of the Southwest. Participants included ranchers and other private economists, scientists, and students. The sessions were organized around the major themes of understanding grasslands, identifying grassland issues, managing grasslands, and seeking solutions to grassland issues. Many of the sessions were in the form of panel discussions or informal presentations.

Keywords: arid grasslands, Southwest

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Barbara Tellman and Diana Hadley
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I. Understanding Grasslands

Northwestern Apacherian Savannas: A Description, and Review of Issues Concerning Human Inhabitation
Tony L. Burgess
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An Overview of Arid Grasslands in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert
Kris M. Havstad
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Mexican Grasslands and the Changing Aridlands of Mexico: An Overview and a Case Study in Northwestern Mexico
Alberto Burquez, Angelina Martinez-Yrzar, Mark Miller, Karla Rojas, Mara de los Angeles Quintana, David Yetman
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Factors Controlling the Structure and Function of Desert Grasslands: A Case Study from Southeastern Arizona
Carl E. Bock and Jane H. Bock
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II. Identifying Grassland Issues

Wildlife Issues

Terrestrial Bird and Mammal Distribution Changes in the American Southwest, 1890 -1990
David E. Brown, Russell Davis
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Herpetology of the Sulphur Springs Valley, Cochise County, Arizona
Philip C. Rosen, Shawn S. Sartorius, Cecil R. Schwalbe, Peter A. Holm, and Charles H. Lowe
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Age-Related Population Trends of Landbirds Migrating Through Southwestern Semi-Arid Grassland
WangYong and Deborah M. Finch
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Wildlife Corridors Panel Discussion
Rod Mandt
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Grazing and Fire Issues

Grazing and Fire Management
Larry Allen
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Historical Patterns of Surface Fire in Canyon Pine-Oak ForestsJ Savannas, and Intervening Semiarid Grasslands of the Southwest Borderlands
Mark Kaib, Christopher H. Baisan, and Thomas W. Swetnam
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Experimental Fire Research in· semi-arid Shortgrass Prairie
Paulette L. Ford and Guy R. McPherson
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Burning Policies of the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Dan Robinett
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Ranching in Santa Cruz County: A Summary of Research Findings
Madelene Orton
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Views of a Non-traditional Traditional Rancher
Joe Parsons
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Exotic Plant Species

Ecological Characteristics of Invasive Alien Plants
John H. Brock
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How Some Exotic Plant Species Reached the American Southwest
Barbara Tellman
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The Influence of Climate, Soil and Grazing on the Distribution of Lehmann Lovegrass
Jerry R. Cox and George B. Ruyle
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Water Quality, Erosion and Water Supply

Riparian Areas, Watersheds, and Water Quality: A Panel Discussion
Roy Jemison
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Hydrology and Watershed Management in Semi-Arid Grasslands
Malchus B. Baker, Jr.
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Using RUSLE for Erosion Control and Grassland Management
Kenneth G. Renard
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Water Supply in Grasslands: Introduction to the Session
Barbara Tellman
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Arid Grasslands and Water Resources
Charles Stockton, David Meko, and Mary F. Glueck
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Water Use and the Future of the Sonoita Valley
Robert Naeser and Anne St. John
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III. Managing Grasslands

Management on a Large Scale

Agricultural and Human Communities When Nature's Prairie is the Standard
Wes Jackson
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Natural Resources Management in the Matape Watershed
Hector M. Arias, Christopher Watts, David Peiia, Gonzalo Luna, Maria L. Fernandez, Martin Reyes
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Monitoring and Information Gathering and Dissemination

The Apacherian Savanna: The State and Future of Long-term Monitoring
Peter Warshall and Tony Burgess
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Building an Electronic Knowledge Center for Rangeland Management: The Arizona AgNIC Project
Mitchell P. McClaran, Michael Haseltine, Barbara Hutchinson, and Jeanne Pfander
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Distribution of Chihuahuan Desert and Colorado Shortgrass Prairie Species Controlled by Soil Moisture Heterogeneity in a Desert/grassland Ecotone at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
Charles A. Z. Buxbaum
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A Landscape Approach to Monitoring and Assessing Ecological Condition: San Pedro Case Study
William G. Kepner, Kurt H. Ritters, Christopher Watts, David C. Goodrich , Russell Scott , and Ghani Chehbouni
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Climatic Causes and Biotic Consequences of Recent Shrub Increase in the San Simon Valley
Thomas J. Valone, James H. Brown, and Charles C. Curtain
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Non-profit and Private Grassland Management

The role of Nonprofit Organizations in Grassland Management: A Discussion Panel
Peter Warren
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Grassland Management by the Animas Foundation
Ben Brown
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Private Ranchers Cooperating on Public Lands
Dennis Moroney
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Grassland Management by The Nature Conservancy
Tom Collazo
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Use of Volunteers in Land Management
Bill Branan
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Cascabel Management Committee: A Report to the Grasslands Conference
Dave Harris
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Public Grassland Management

Grassland Management on Public Lands: Panel Discussion
Jeanne Wade
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The Muleshoe Cooperative Management Area
Grant Drennen and Ed Brunson
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The Empire-Cienega Resource Conservation Area
Karen M. Simms, Mac Donaldson and Joe Sacco
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Grassland Management on Tribal Lands

Grassland Management on Tribal Lands: A Panel Discussion
Gary Nabhan
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Tohono O'odham Tribal Herd Ranch
Erwin Juan
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Grasses and Livestock on Native American Lands
Homer Marks
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IV. Seeking Solutions to Grasslands Problems

Innovations in Grazing Management

Breaking the Mold: A New Approach to Range Reform
Karl Hess, Jr.
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Restorative Grazing
Jim Winder
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Grazing Management In Arid Grasslands Using Principles of Holistic Management
Kirk Gadzia
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The Malpai Borderlands Group: Ecosystem Management in Action
Bill MacDonald
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Grassland Restoration

Use of Native Species in Revegetation of Disturbed Sites (Arizona)
Richard D. James
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Natural Site Conditions and their Effects on Establishment in Grassland Restoration
Margaret Livingston
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Considering Genetic Diversity in Grassland Restoration
Steven Smith
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Revegetation of Abandoned Agricultural Fields in the Sonoran Desert
Jerry R. Cox and Gary Thacker
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Holistic Reclamation: A Natural Remediation Process Using Cattle and Other Natural Tools
Terence O. Wheeler
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Planting Giant Sacaton: Initial results at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve
Julia E. Fonseca and Ronald L. Tiller
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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, a Possible Tool for Restoration of Giant Sacaton Grasslands
Linda Kennedy Elliott, Jean C. Stutz , Ronald L. Tiller and Juliet C. Stromberg
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Mineland Reclamation in the Arid Environments
Stu Bengson
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Revegetation of Native Grasses at a Mojave Desert Gold Mine
Raymond Franson
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Land Imprinting for Restoring Vegetation in the Desert Southwest
Robert M Dixon and Ann B. Carr
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Non-traditional Uses of Grasslands

Non-traditional Uses of Grasslands: Introduction to the Panel
Nathan Sayre
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Use of Grasslands for Movie-Making
Tom Hildebrand
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Using Grasslands for Environmental Education
Roseanne Hanson
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Using Grasslands for Birding Tours
Chris Benish
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Rural-Urban Grassland Connections
Tom Orum
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Methods for Preserving Open Space

Economic Benefits of Preserving Natural Areas
Bonnie G. Colby
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The Future of Grasslands in Cochise County, Arizona
Judy Anderson
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The Use of Zoning to Protect Grasslands Panel Discussion
David Yetman
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Planning and Zoning as a Land Management Tool
Arlan Colton
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Land Use in Santa Cruz County
Brian Friedman
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Being a Sticker
Dan Dagget
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The Value of Your Land Today and into the Future -Choices Landowners Face
Lane Coulston
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Estate Planning for Ranchers
Gregory V. Gadarian
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Cooperative Partnerships

Land Management Partnerships Panel Discussion
Ann Moote
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Strategies for Creating Successful Partnerships
Luther Propst
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Empowering Land Management Partnerships
Eric Schwennesen
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The Sonoita Valley Planning Partnership
Karen Simms
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Conflict Resolution

Trouble In Tortuga! A Rangeland Conflict Simulation Exercise
Kirk Emerson, Hal Movius, and Garri Dryden
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List of Participants
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Title: RMRS-P-3: The future of arid grasslands: identifying issues, seeking solutions
Electronic Publish Date: December 30, 2011
Last Update:
October 29, 2013

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