Title

Chapter 9. A Social and Economic Assessment of Rangeland Conservation Practices

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title

Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Editor

D.D. Briske

First Page

371

Last Page

422

Abstract

In this chapter, we examine the literature related to the economic and social aspects of ecosystem services impacted by the conservation practices of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of prescribed grazing, prescribed burning, brush management, upland wildlife habitat, riparian management, and range planting. In addition, we examine the social and economic aspects of invasive species management that cross different conservation practices...