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Protecting Natural Resources

ARS scientists develop sustainable agricultural systems to protect natural resources and support rural communities in arid and semi-arid regions through multi-disciplinary research. We are also studying the impacts of livestock grazing, fire, invasions by juniper and other species, carbon and nitrogen cycling, as well as climate on rangeland and communities of meadow plants.

Research Project: The Nexus of Agricultural & Urban Trade-offs: Interdisciplinary Education & Research to Create Emerging Opportunities in Urban Agriculture.


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