U.S. Grasslands: Conservation and Conversion


Ava E. Wilson (Editor)
William L. Anderson (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: NAT011000

Grasslands provide both ecological and economic benefits. The importance of grasslands lies not only in the areas they cover, but also in the diversity of environmental benefits they produce. The lands provide forage for livestock, water for urban and rural uses, flood protection, wildlife habitat, purification of air, and carbon sequestration. The lands also provide aesthetic values and open space. This book discusses the Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP), which provides assistance to landowners and operators to protect grazing uses and related conservation values on eligible private range and pasture lands. The program emphasizes support of grazing operations, maintaining and improving plant and animal biodiversity, and protecting grasslands and shrublands under threat of conversion to cropping, urban development, and other non-grazing uses. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Grassland Reserve Program (Department Manual 9500-012)
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Final Benefit-Cost Analysis for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Grassland to Cropland Conversion in the Northern Plains: The Role of Crop Insurance, Commodity, and Disaster Programs
(Roger Claassen, Fernando Carriazo, Joseph C. Cooper, Daniel Hellerstein, Kohei Ueda, USDA)

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