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Criterion I: Soil and water conservation on rangelands [Chapter 2]


Karl, Michael G. (Sherm); Tueller, Paul T.; Schuman, Gerald E.; Vinson, Mark R.; Fogg, James L.; Shafer, Ronald W.; Pyke, David A.; Booth, D. Terrance; Borchard, Steven J.; Ypsilantis, William G.; Barrett, Richard H., Jr. 2010. Criterion I: Soil and water conservation on rangelands [Chapter 2]. In: Mitchell, John E. Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangeland Management. Cooperative Extension Service Publication SM-56. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. p. 25-75.

The Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) has explicitly included conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources as a criterion of rangeland sustainability. Within the soil/water criterion, 10 indicators ­ five soil-based and five water-based - were developed through the expert opinions of rangeland scientists, rangeland management agency personnel, non-governmental organization representatives, practitioners, and other interested stakeholders. These indicators are not inclusive but provide a suite of variables that, when complemented with indicators from the four other criteria, produce a viable system to monitor and assess rangeland sustainability.

Keywords: rangeland sustainability, soil indicators, water indicators, Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Criterion I: Soil and water conservation on rangelands [Chapter 2]
Electronic Publish Date: July 3, 2013
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