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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE CONSERVATION-PRODUCTION INTERFACE IN NORTHERN MIXED-GRASS RANGELANDS Project Number: 5409-21610-001-01
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 01, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2013

Objective:
Evaluate how management practices and disturbance processes interact to influence: A) transitions/thresholds in ecological phases and states, B) plant community heterogeneity, C) mechanisms and risk of weed invasion, and D) temporal dynamics of key ecological indicators of rangeland health.

Approach:
Complementary studies will address the influence of grazing management strategies on ecosystem services including diverse production and conservation goals including plant diversity, rangeland health, livestock and plant production, weed invasion, carbon sequestration/storage and small mammal populations.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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