Journal of Rangeland Applications <p>The <em>Journal of Rangeland Applications</em> (ISSN: 2331-5512) is devoted to bridging the gap between scientific research and the application of science needed to make wise land management decisions. This journal provides syntheses of published research on the biophysical, ecological, social, and economic aspects of rangelands management and conservation.  Articles seek relevance to both scholars and practitioners.</p> University of Idaho Library en-US Journal of Rangeland Applications 2331-5512 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><ul><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li></ul><ul><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.<br /><br /></li><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ul> Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Ranching on Public Lands: A Guide to Concepts, Methods, and Applications <p>In the American West, rural communities often experience direct social and economic impacts related to policy changes affecting livestock grazing on federal public lands.  Local economies and social structures (e.g., personal and professional networks among community members) remain tied to expenditures from livestock producers in ways that affect the overall well-being of a community.  Resident and non-resident users of public lands also benefit from other aspects of working landscapes, such as open space that supports wildlife habitat and rural lifestyles and livelihoods.  Social impacts associated with federal lands grazing also include ways communities experience governance through contemporary patterns of litigation and collaboration. For communities facing natural resource management challenges, social and economic issues are often co-analyzed. This manuscript combines insights from economic and social impact assessments to guide their implementation for public lands and rangelands management. After reviewing examples of common concepts, methods, and applications for regional economic analyses and social impact assessments, we present a case study from Owyhee County, Idaho to elaborate on examples of sociological impacts from changes to public lands management policy. Opportunities for management and research on economic and social impact</p> Amanda L Bentley Brymer David T. Taylor J.D. Wulfhorst L. Allen Torell Neil R. Rimbey John A. Tanaka ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 4