Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable. Purpose Today. Introduce the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Sustainability Background Participants Process Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangelands Briefly Outline Future Plans. Sustainability is defined with respect to people.
“…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987
A stakeholders’ process for identifying a set of criteria and indicators (C&I) for assessing rangeland sustainability.
The C&I describe individual elements to determine trends in resource conditions, management, economic benefits, and social values derived from rangelands.
We envision a future in which:
Rangelands in the US provide a desired mix of economic, ecological, and social benefits to current and future generations
There are widely accepted and used criteria and indicators for monitoring and assessing the economic, social, and ecological sustainability of rangelands
The SRR will promote social, ecological, and economic sustainability of rangelands through the development and widespread use of the criteria and indicators for rangeland assessments, and by providing a forum for dialogue on sustainability of rangelands.