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1 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable

2 July 30, 2002 Purpose Today Introduce the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Introduce the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Introduce the Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangelands Introduce the Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangelands Provide Future Plans of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Provide Future Plans of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable

3 July 30, 2002 Rangelands 42% of continental U.S. 42% of continental U.S. 587 million acres non- federal 587 million acres non- federal Forest Service – 75 million acres Forest Service – 75 million acres BLM – 155 million acres BLM – 155 million acres Concern about the condition of natural resources in the 20 th century. Concern about the condition of natural resources in the 20 th century. Adoption of the concept of sustainability as appropriate analysis paradigm. Adoption of the concept of sustainability as appropriate analysis paradigm.

4 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable A stakeholders process for identifying a set of criteria and indicators (C&I) for assessing sustainability of rangelands. The C&I describe individual elements to assess and determine trends in resource conditions, management, economic benefits, and social values derived from rangelands.

5 July 30, 2002 Benefits of the Work of SRR Provide a common framework for monitoring and assessing progress towards sustainable rangeland management. Provide a common framework for monitoring and assessing progress towards sustainable rangeland management. Expand the understanding of rangelands sustainability. Expand the understanding of rangelands sustainability. Enhance quality of debate about rangeland management issues. Enhance quality of debate about rangeland management issues.

6 July 30, 2002 Benefits of the Work of SRR Improved efficiencies: Improved efficiencies: Directing monitoring efforts Directing monitoring efforts Development of common data collection techniques Development of common data collection techniques Focusing research on developing methods to measure indicators Focusing research on developing methods to measure indicators

7 July 30, 2002 Benefits of the Work of SRR Improve accountability to rangeland stakeholders and Congress: Improve accountability to rangeland stakeholders and Congress: Multi-level, coordinated data reporting Multi-level, coordinated data reporting Assess compliance with applicable laws Assess compliance with applicable laws Facilitate interagency coordination Facilitate interagency coordination Facilitating planning and funding priorities Facilitating planning and funding priorities Improve rangeland management to meet social, economic and ecological goals Improve rangeland management to meet social, economic and ecological goals

8 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Development Brundtland Commission (WCED) – 1987 … development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

9 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Development Encompasses environmental and social issues, as well as economic activity. Encompasses environmental and social issues, as well as economic activity. Ensuring human well-being while respecting ecosystem well-being and the earths environmental limits and capacities. Ensuring human well-being while respecting ecosystem well-being and the earths environmental limits and capacities.

10 July 30, 2002 International Background Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992 Plan for achieving sustainable development in the 21 st century. Plan for achieving sustainable development in the 21 st century – International seminar on sustainable development of boreal and temperate forest in Montreal. (Montreal Process) 1993 – International seminar on sustainable development of boreal and temperate forest in Montreal. (Montreal Process) 1995 Santiago Declaration – 7 Criteria and 67 Indicators – temperate and boreal forests Santiago Declaration – 7 Criteria and 67 Indicators – temperate and boreal forests Earth Summit in South Africa Earth Summit in South Africa.

11 July 30, 2002 U. S. Background Roundtable on Sustainable Forests (1998) Roundtable on Sustainable Forests (1998) Sustainable Minerals Roundtable (1999) Sustainable Minerals Roundtable (1999) 1999 – First meeting on Sustainable Rangelands 1999 – First meeting on Sustainable Rangelands 2001 – First meeting of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable 2001 – First meeting of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable

12 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Identify criteria and indicators for Sustainable Rangelands. Identify criteria and indicators for Sustainable Rangelands. Indicators are suitable for national reporting. Indicators are suitable for national reporting. Gain from other efforts: Gain from other efforts: Roundtable on Sustainable Forests Roundtable on Sustainable Forests Sustainable Minerals Roundtable Sustainable Minerals Roundtable Heinz, EPA, TNC, NRI, SDIC, others Heinz, EPA, TNC, NRI, SDIC, others

13 July 30, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable The group determines the outcomes. The group determines the outcomes. Open, Positive, Future Focused Open, Positive, Future Focused Dynamic Dynamic Values and respects all opinions and contributions of members. Values and respects all opinions and contributions of members.

14 July 30, 2002 SRR Time Line Twelve Meetings: Twelve Meetings: Four meetings in 2001; five in 2002; three in Four meetings in 2001; five in 2002; three in Indicators completed by Oct., Indicators completed by Oct., Identify and compile data sources: May 2002 through March Identify and compile data sources: May 2002 through March Report on Rangeland Sustainability Indicators – May Report on Rangeland Sustainability Indicators – May 2003.

15 SRR Meeting Sites, 2001 to 2003 Workshops and Forums j j j j j j j jj j jj j j j D D D D D

16 July 30, 2002 SRR Success Time and effort of all individuals and organizations participating. Time and effort of all individuals and organizations participating. Participating groups Participating groups Federal, state and local agencies Federal, state and local agencies Representatives from 16 universities Representatives from 16 universities Non-governmental groups & organizations Non-governmental groups & organizations Over 100 members of SRR Over 100 members of SRR

17 July 30, 2002 Products of SRR Symposium and Proceedings at the Feb SRM Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO Symposium and Proceedings at the Feb SRM Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO Workshop ESA Meeting in Tucson, AZ in August 2002 Workshop ESA Meeting in Tucson, AZ in August 2002 Symposium/Workshop on Indicators at Feb SRM Annual Meeting in Casper, Wyoming Symposium/Workshop on Indicators at Feb SRM Annual Meeting in Casper, Wyoming Report on Sustainable Rangelands in Spring, 2003 Report on Sustainable Rangelands in Spring, 2003

18 July 30, 2002 Todays Remarks Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangelands – Dr. David Pyke Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Rangelands – Dr. David Pyke Break Break Start of Full SRR Meeting Start of Full SRR Meeting Status of Criterion Groups Status of Criterion Groups


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