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dc.contributor.authorBrunson, Mark W.
dc.contributor.authorHuntsinger, Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T07:10:42Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T07:10:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-01
dc.identifier.citationBrunson, M. W., & Huntsinger, L. (2008). Ranching as a conservation strategy: can old ranchers save the new west?. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 61(2), 137-147.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/07-063.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/642935
dc.description.abstractWorking ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture. To understand the potential for generating broad social benefits from what have come to be called ‘‘working landscapes,’’ one must consider the synergies of people, environment, and institutions needed to accomplish conservation, as well as complicating factors of scale and uncertainty. Focusing on the problem as it has unfolded in the western United States, we review the state of knowledge about the extent of ranchland conversion; reasons why maintaining working ranches may benefit conservation; and the challenges and opportunities of rancher demographics, attitudes, values, and propensities for innovation. Based on this review, we explore whether the supply of traditional, full-time ranch owners is likely to be sufficient to meet conservation demand, and conclude that although demographic trends seem to suggest that it is not, there exist alternative enterprises and ownership forms that could achieve the goals of ranch conservation. We offer suggestions on how potential shortfalls might be addressed. 
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectdemographics
dc.subjectecosystem services
dc.subjectexurban development
dc.subjectinnovation
dc.subjectworking landscapes
dc.titleRanching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume61
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage137-147
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T07:10:42Z


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