Specialty Publications

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The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is aggressively involved in finding solutions to current problems in New Mexico.

These specialty publications are written by researchers, scientists, and other experts that conduct commissioned studies and other work, or that address issues of particular concern for New Mexico.

Linebery Policy Center

LPC-1 | Economic Contribution of the Beef Cattle Industry to New Mexico

LPC-2 | A Common-sense Criterion in the Evaluation Of Wilderness

LPC-3 | Is there enough Grass? Balancing Forage Supply and Demand

LPC-4 | Pinyon-juniper Regulations in New Mexico: A Policy Review

Range Improvement Task Force

Range Improvement Task Force publications may be obtained by contacting ritf@nmsu.edu . Please inform us if you have any special requirements for accessing text based publications.

Report 1: Estimated Benefits and Costs of State Ownership of BLM Lands in NM

Report 2: Market Values of Federal Grazing Permits in NM

Report 3: Statement Summary Presented by RITF

Report 4: A Bibliography of Forest and Rangeland NonPoint Sources of Pollution

Report 5: Appraisal of BLM Responses to RITF Public Comments on Grazing Environmental Impact Statements

Report 6: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Grazing Management Plans; A Guide for Public Land Livestock Operations

Report 7: Guide to NM Range Analysis

Report 8: Characteristics of State Non-Game Management Programs in 1980

Report 9: Innovative Features for a Range Stewardship Program in NM, 1980

Report 10: A Bibliography of Literature Related to Grazing Systems

Report 11: Reassessment of Grazing Allotments in the BLM Roswell and Socorro Districts

Report 12: Grazing Lease Arrangements and Costs of Privately Owned Rangelands in NM, 1980

Report 13: A Rancher's Guide for Monitoring Deer and Antelope Populations in NM

Report 14: The Prices Paid Index in the Federal Grazing Fee Formula

Report 15: Alternative Valuation Methods for Cattle Ranches on the White Sands Missle Range 1942-1982

Report 16: Control of Kangaroo Rats with Poison Baits

Report 17: Methods and Compensations for Ranch Properties and Grazing Permits on the White Sands Missle Range

Report 18: Private Land Grazing Transactions in NM 1983-84, Implications for State Trust Land Grazing Fees

Report 19: Potential Returns for Landowner Management of Wildlife PDF Version

Report 20: Financial Status of the Range Livestock Industry: The NM Example

Report 22: NM Hunter-Rancher Relationships Survey

Report 25: Legal Liability of Landowners with Fee Hunting Enterprises PDF Version

Report 26: Procedures For Preparing Contracts Associated with Fee Hunting Enterprises

Report 31: The Value of Public Land Grazing Permits and the Grazing Fee Dilemma

Report 32: The Importance of Public Lands to Livestock Productions in the U.S.

Report 34: RITF Critical Review of RANGELAND REFORM '94: BLM Proposed Rulemaking; FS Proposed Rulemaking; EIS Scoping Issues

Report 37: Monitoring and Interpreting Ecological Integrity on Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of the Western United States

Report 40: The Economic Impact of Protecting the Knowlton Cactus (Pediocactus knowltonii) Under the Endangered Species Act

Report 43: Management of Mountain Mahogany and Wright's Silktassel to Increase Browse Availability for Big Game

Report 47: Forage Utilization by Elk and Livestock in Selected Riparian Areas in the Gila National Forest

Report 49: Herbaceous Utilization by Elk in Selected Meadows in the Gila Wilderness, Gila National Forest

Report 52: Diets of Elk, Mule Deer & Coues White-Tailed Deer on Fort Bayard in Southwestern New Mexico

Report 53: Monitoring Rangelands in NM

Report 57: Impacts of Controlled Grazing Versus Grazing Exclusions on Rangeland Ecosystems: What We Have Learned

Report 58: Using the Rapid Assessment Methodology (RAM) to make Adaptive Management Decisions

Report 60: 2005 Summary of Range Brush Control Research: Demonstration Trials in NM

Report 67: Characteristics of the United States Organic Beef Industry

Report 69: Montane Meadow and Open Area Encroachment in the Lincoln Forest, Sacramento Grazing Allotment

Report 70: The Financial and Ecological Impacts of Two Stocking Levels on Chihauhuan Desert Rangeland

Report 71: Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico, 1998

Report 72: Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico, 1999

Report 73: Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico - 2000

Report 74: Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico - 2001

Report 75: Range Livestock Costs and Returns for New Mexico, 2002

Report 76: Data Entry, Organization and Analysis for Rapid Assessment Metholology

Report 77: A Guide to Identifying Livestock Depredation - PDF Version

Report 78: Review of Livestock Management Practices to Minimize Livestock Depredation by Wolves: Applicability to the Southwest

Report 79: Economic Implications and Surface Disturbance Mitigation of Oil and Gas Development on Otero Mesa

Report 80: Reestablishment of the Mexican Gray Wolf: The Economics of Depredation

Report 81: Legacy of Agricultural Property Tax in New Mexico - 2011

Report 82: Elk and Livestock in New Mexico: Issues and Conflicts on Private and Public Lands

Report 83: Wilderness Designation and Livestock Grazing: The Gila Example

Report 84: Scientific review of 12/14/10, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposal to List the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard as Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

Report 85: An Introduction to NEPA: The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

Report 86 : Assessment of Postfire Debris-flow Hazards, La Jara Watershed, North-central New Mexico

Report 87 : Proceedings: Range Improvement Task Force 2016 Livestock Water Symposium

Chile Task Force/Chile Association Report and Water Task Forces reports can be found on the NMSU Library's AES/CES historical publications website.
Water Task Force Reports
Chile Task Force/Chile Association Reports