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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Conceptual Framework

Integration of social, ecological and economic information is a key component of the SRR approach to rangeland sustainability assessment, and SRR seeks to promote integrated social, economic, and ecological rangeland sustainability research. The SRR endeavors to facilitate coordinated rangeland monitoring, analysis and data management. The conceptual framework developed by SRR to depict interrelationships among social, economic, and ecological indicator information has been published in peer-reviewed literature and guides SRR's thinking about comprehensive rangeland assessment. Materials related to the conceptual framework are linked below, and SRR will continue the evolution and testing of the SRR conceptual model to improve rangeland assessments.

  • SRR Update (pdf) - Criteria and Indicators for Standardized Inventory, Monitoring and Reporting (pdf - 3.3MB)
  • Conceptual Model (pdf) - January 2007 (2 pages)
  • Fox, William E., McCollum, Daniel W., Mitchell, John E., Swanson, Louis E., Kreuter, Urs P., Tanaka, John A., Evans, Gary R., Theodore Heintz, H., Breckenridge, Robert P. and Geissler, Paul H.(2009)'An Integrated Social, Economic, and Ecologic Conceptual (ISEEC) Framework for Considering Rangeland Sustainability',Society & Natural Resources,22:7,593 — 606
    Article URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920802247894
  • Indicator Information Integration (pdf - 800KB)