Developing a social science research agenda to guide managers in sagebrush ecosystems
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Drew Bennett; Claire Barnwell; Kit Freedman; Steve Smutko; Jessica Western
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

  • conservation
  • human dimension
  • invasive plants
  • land management
  • sagebrush ecosystems
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Record Last Modified: January 15, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 60574


This report focuses on a mixed-method social science study that engaged stakeholders closely involved with management and conservation efforts across the sagebrush range in order to address the following research objectives:

  1. Assess the current state of knowledge in peer-reviewed literature regarding the human dimensions of sagebrush management and conservation.
  2. Understand and prioritize on-the-ground social science needs to inform management decisions and conservation actions.
  3. Compare our research findings with the realities stakeholders face in their work and discuss the integration of research priorities into decision-making contexts and processes through focus groups with resource managers and other practitioners working in sagebrush ecosystems.
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Bennett, Drew; Barnwell, Claire; Freedman, Kit; Smutko, Steve; Wittman, Tessa; Western, Jessica. 2019. Developing a social science research agenda to guide managers in sagebrush ecosystems. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming, Laramie, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. 49 p.