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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SEMIARID RANGELAND ECOSYSTEMS: THE CONSERVATION-PRODUCTION INTERFACE Title: Bridging the management-science partnership gap: Adaptive grazing management experiment in shortgrass steppe

Authors
item Derner, Justin
item Augustine, David
item Briske, David -
item Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria -
item Tate, Kenneth -
item Kachergis, Emily
item Roche, Leslie -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 2012
Publication Date: January 24, 2013
Citation: Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Briske, D., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Tate, K.W., Kachergis, E.J., Roche, L. 2013. Bridging the management-science partnership gap: Adaptive grazing management experiment in shortgrass steppe. In: Proceedings Today's rangeland management: Integrating science, practices, partnerships and policy symposium, 8th annual California rangeland conservation consortium, January 2013. p. 2.

Technical Abstract: The Adaptive Grazing Management experiment (2013-2023) in shortgrass steppe of Colorado addresses a critical gap in grazing management: lack of management-science partnerships to more fully understand the effect of management decisions for multiple ecosystem goods and services at ranch-scales. A Stakeholder Group (11 members) has determined outcomes, objectives, management practices, monitoring metrics and triggers to move livestock among the ten 320-acre pastures. Each study pasture contains multiple ecological sites and is paired with a similar 320 acre control pasture that is managed in a traditional manner: grazed season-long from mid-May to early October at a moderate stocking rate.

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