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Assessing Drought Vulnerability Using a Socioecological Framework
- Brown, Joel R., Kluck, Doug, McNutt, Chad, Hayes, Michael
- Rangelands 2016 v.38 no.4 pp. 162-168
- agricultural policy, agricultural programs and projects, business enterprises, business management, drought, economic sustainability, ecosystem management, ecosystems, range management, rangelands, risk assessment, sociology
- Drought is a persistent problem on rangelands and adjusting management to respond appropriately is critical to both preserving natural resources and to maintaining financial viability. We explore the value of using a structured assessment approach to determining both social and ecological vulnerability. This approach allows for the identification of vulnerable ecosystems and business operations at regional and local scales as a basis for developing effective policies and programs.