Promoting the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of rangelands through the development and widespread use of the criteria & indicators for rangeland assessments, and by providing a forum for dialogue on the sustainability of rangelands.

Future Directions for Usable Science for Rangeland Sustainability
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Ardmore, OK
June 2-5, 2014.
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Ranch Sustainability Assessment

The SRR encourages government agencies to generate and expand coordinated assessments using rangeland indicators for multiple audiences. Ranchers, rangeland owners and managers comprise one of the most important stakeholder groups with which SRR interacts. Integrated resource monitoring provides critical information to improve ranchers' business plans, ensuring parity between resource capabilities and business goals. In partnership with the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming State Grazing Board, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension, the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, the USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the USDI Bureau of Land Management, SRR has developed a guidebook to assist ranchers in initiating a business planning process and implementing social, ecological, and economic resource monitoring.

Sustaining Western Rural Landscapes, Lifestyles, and Livelihoods
The following files comprise a comprehensive guide to assist farmers and ranchers with developing a business plan, in concert with an experienced planning professional. This publication was created by the Wyoming Business Council and multiple partners, with financial support provided by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE). For assistance with developing a business plan in Wyoming, please contact the Wyoming Business Council. Outside the state of Wyoming check with your extension agent for available business planning resources.