Unwanted No More: Land Use, Ecosystem Services, and Opportunities for Resilience in Human-In uenced Shrublands

Brunson, Mark
Society for Range Management
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North American rangelands have never gotten much respect. In the years following the Louisiana Purchase, the US government commissioned teams of explorers to learn exactly what sort of place they’d acquired. One such expedition headed by Major Stephen Long produced a map labeling the Great Plains—the wetter portion of North America’s range- lands—as the Great American Desert. In his accompanying report, mapmaker Edwin James wrote of the region: ...DOI: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v36i2_brunson
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Rangelands, a publication of the Society for Range Management, serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands. The journal features scientific and historical articles as well as Society news. It provides readers with scientifically accurate information in a user-friendly format, placed in context of the world we live in today. Rangelands is a practical (non-technical) counterpart of Rangeland Ecology & Management (formerly the Journal of Range Management). The Global Rangelands collection includes articles from Rangelands up to 3 years from the current year. Access to more recent content is available by subscription from BioOne and the Society for Range Management and may also be available at your local university library. 
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