Submitted to: Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/2005
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Citation: Heitschmidt, R.K., Byington, E.K. 2005. The role of the agricultural research service in sustaining rangeland ecosystems. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts 58th Meeting #164. CD only. Fort Worth, Texas. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The mission of the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Rangeland, Pasture, and Forages National Program is to develop and transfer economically sustainable technologies and integrated management strategies that are based on fundamental knowledge of ecological processess that both conserve and enhance the Nation's diverse rangeland, pasture, and forage resources. Specific to this multi-facet mission is the discovery and development of key indicators for inventoring and monitoring the ecological health and condition or rangeland ecosystems. This paper will address said research efforts at a wide array of ARS locations.