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Conserving biodiversity on native rangelands : symposium proceedings, August 17, 1995, Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska.
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
These proceedings are the result of a symposium, "Conserving biodiversity on native rangelands" held on August 17, 1995 in Fort Robinson State Park, NE. The purpose of this symposium was to provide a forum to discuss how elements of rangeland biodiversity are being conserved today. We asked, "How resilient and sustainable are rangeland systems to the increasing demands of a growing human population and to extended periods of drought?" Key programs and issues, identified by a program committee, were addressed by researchers and managers. Their papers provide research results, management findings, and describe management programs currently used to conserve rangeland biodiversity.
Citation: Uresk, Daniel W.; Greg L. Schenbeck; James T. O'Rourke, tech coords. 1996. Conserving biodiversity on native rangelands: symposium proceedings; August 17,1995; Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska. General Technical Report RM-GTR-298. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 38 p.