livestock grazing, Ft. Pierre, ranching
As a result of the Coordinated Resource Management (CRM) effort on the Ft. Pierre National Grasslands (FPNG). I was asked to provide an economic analysis of livestock grazing and recreation and demonstrate the importance of each to the Ft. Pierre region. Data used in this analysis consist of actual Animal Unit Months (AUMs) of grazing on the Ft. Pierre National Grasslands as provided by the Central South Dakota Cooperative Grazing District, and information from reports published by the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the S.D. Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. The model used to determine the impact of grazing in the area was the Input/Output model IMPLAN developed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The data base for this model consisted of 1985 data which was adjusted for inflation and significant market structure changes between 1985 and 1990.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Beutler, Martin, "Economic Impact of Livestock Grazing and Recreation on the Ft. Pierre National Grasslands" (1992). Economics Staff Paper Series. 87.