Sustainability Research Executive Summary

In addition to high-quality protein, ranchers in all regions of the country actively provide ecosystem services to society at large, including wildlife habitat, open space, clean water, biodiversity, and hunting and fishing opportunities. A new executive summary from the checkoff-funded sustainability research program, titled Ecosystem Services: A Social and Economic Survey of Ranchers in the Western United States, describes the multiple benefits realized by society from each acre of land under the care of ranchers in the western United States. For more information about sustainability research, visit www.beefresearch.org.