Bestelmeyer, Brandon T
SUPERVISORY RESEARCH RANGELAND MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
USDA/ARS JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE
PO BOX 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU
Las cruces NM 88003
The mission of Range Management Research is to produce new knowledge of ecosystem processes for development of technologies for monitoring, assessment, remediation, and management of desert rangelands. This knowledge has application to hundreds of millions of acres of public and privately owned rangeland in the United States. Remediation is both the cessation of rangeland degradation, if occurring, and the restoration of land resources through the use of economically and ecologically appropriate technologies. Extensive interagency efforts involving the National Science Foundation, the Department of Interior, other USDA agencies, non-government organizations, and many universities in both agricultural and biological sciences augment the in-house research program. International agreements on three other continents extend this mission to the one-third of the world that is rangeland.