Visions for large landscape drought resilience in rangelands

Lily Fanok, Bray Beltrán, Morey Burnham, Chloe B. Wardropper

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


• Droughts have varied impacts on social and ecological rangeland systems in the Northern Rockies region of the United States. • We used a participatory methodology, grounded in local conditions and including multiple stakeholder groups, to create visions for increased drought resilience. • Visions for increased drought resilience were focused on three themes: sustaining ranching livelihoods, supporting functioning ecosystems, and building social connections. • Participatory research suggests drought interventions must consider the local context of resources and vulnerabilities in order to enact sustainable and acceptable future change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationRangelands
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Landscape futures
  • Participatory research
  • Qualitative social science
  • Ranching livelihoods
  • Wildlife corridors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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