The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S. Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites.
Ranchers and Environmentalists Collaborate: Learning from a corner of the Southwest
Universtiy of Massachusetts-Boston
In hundreds of communities in our eleven western states, ranchers, environmentalists and federal land managers are wrestling with each other's differences in values, motives, needs and cultures. They meet in collaborative decision making groups to address the condition, use, or non/use of our public lands, which are administered for the most part by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the various state land offices. There is little intergroup coordination or intergroup communication and the collaborations have been joined by only a few national environmental advocacy organizations.
Final Project Thesis University of Massachusetts-Boston Spring 1998