Decision Support Matrices
We have created Decision Support Matrices for rangeland ecosystems. The DSM's provide an outline, complete with references, to assist with the management of specific ecosystems that can be found on California rangelands. Links to PDF documents.
Wetlands - rangelands typically include wetland areas; learn about various management practices associated with both grazing and wetland habitats.
Pollination - many pollinating insects call California rangelands their home; learn about how these habitats support these most valuable insects.
Forage - rangelands provide forage for both livestock and wildlife; learn about the symbiotic relationships and ways to improve forage viability.
Fire Fuel Management - unchecked rangelands can contribute to the fire fuel load; learn how grazing can help reduce these loads while still maintaining biodiversity.
Cultural - the open space of California rangelands provide many cultural benefits such as viewscapes, recreation areas, parks, and more.