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Future scenarios of impacts to ecosystem services on California rangelands

Fact Sheet 2014-3019

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DOI: 10.3133/fs20143019

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Abstract

The 18 million acres of rangelands in the Central Valley of California provide multiple benefits or “ecosystem services” to people—including wildlife habitat, water supply, open space, recreation, and cultural resources. Most of this land is privately owned and managed for livestock production. These rangelands are vulnerable to land-use conversion and climate change. To help resource managers assess the impacts of land-use change and climate change, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their cooperators developed scenarios to quantify and map changes to three main rangeland ecosystem services—wildlife habitat, water supply, and carbon sequestration. Project results will help prioritize strategies to conserve these rangelands and the ecosystem services that they provide.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Future scenarios of impacts to ecosystem services on California rangelands
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2014-3019
DOI:
10.3133/fs20143019
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Central Valley