The University of Arizona

Community-based rangeland planning on the Tohono O?odham Nation.

J.U. Hays, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez


Cattle have been part of Tohono O'odham culture for over 300 years, but efforts to promote rangeland management on the Tohono O'odham Nation had little success until a community-based rangeland planning project in the Sif Oidak District helped increase understanding of this unique socioecological system and empowered villages to restore and manage their rangelands.



rangelands;range management;American Indians;citizen participation;program planning;cooperatives;Arizona;project planning;indian land;indian reservations

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