Rangeland Center Members Contribute to Western Economics Forum
April 08, 2019
Four Rangeland Center members recently published papers in a journal issue dedicated to rangeland economics. The Western Economics Forum's Spring 2019 issue featured University of Idaho faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Natural Resources (CNR), and Extension. Authors included Assistant Professor of Ag Economics and Rural Sociology Katherine Lee (CALS); Assistant Professor of Ag Economics and Rural Sociology and Director of the Rural Studies Program Paul Lewin (CALS); Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director of the Environmental Science Program J.D. Wulfhorst (CNR); Extension Educator and County Chair for Owyhee County Scott Jensen (Extension); and Emeritus Professor of Ag Economics and Rural Sociology Neil Rimbey (CALS). Read the articles online.
The publications covered diverse topics such as incorporating projected environmental change in commonly used grazing strategy models, how Greater Sage-grouse management relates to the economics of livestock grazing, and the socioeconomic results of declining grazing permits in Owyhee County.
Read the publications in full:
- Understanding Future Threats to Western Rangelands: Modeling the Performance of Grazing Strategies in the Face of Environmental Change – Katherine Lee and others
- Economic Impact of Sage Grouse Management on Livestock Grazing in the Western United States – Neil Rimbey and others
- Implications of Declining Grazing Permits on Public Land: An Integrated Social and Economic Impact Analysis - Paul Lewin, J.D. Wulfhorst, Neil Rimbey, Scott Jensen
For more information about the Rangeland Center visit uidaho.edu/cnr/rangeland-center.
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