The Effects of Federal Policies on Rangeland Ecosystem Services in the Southwestern United States

Lien, Aaron M.
Neeley, Jenny L.
Ruyle, George B.
Lopez-Hoffman, Laura
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground• Rangelands provide a wide array of ecosystemservices – the direct benefits people receive fromnature. There is increasing interest by policymakersand conservationists in managing for these ecosystemservices.• Because of complex land tenure arrangements inthe Intermountain West, it is important to understandthe impacts of federal resource managementlaws on ecosystem services flowing from public andprivate lands.• All major federal land management laws aresupportive of managing for ecosystem services.We review the implications of FLPMA, NFMA,NEPA, ESA, and CWA on ecosystem services onpublic and private lands.Keywords: ecosystem services, public lands, federalpolicy, US Forest Service, Bureau of LandManagement, NEPA.
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Journal Issue/Article
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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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