Grassland Resilience Working Group

Apr 09, 2020

The MSU Grassland Resilience Working Group acts as a hub for network building and knowledge exchange among diverse disciplines and off-campus constituencies. Our community of stakeholders includes anyone with an interest in the resilience of Montana’s rural range and grassland landscapes—including sagebrush steppe and mixed-grass prairie plant communities and the variety of introduced plant communities among them, such as cultivated crops—and the diverse social and economic systems they support. Our long-term goal is to coordinate and design integrated, interdisciplinary research and outreach programs that support long-lasting social-ecological system resilience.


Key Strategies

Our key strategies include:

  • A monthly seminar to share relevant research and policy observations
  • An annual field trip-based workshop
  • Coordinated scholarship and outreach

To learn more about our members, activities, research and outreach please join our listserve by sending an e-mail to


MSU Grasslands Resilience Graduate Group

The MSU Grasslands Resilience Graduate Group, a part of the larger Working Group, is a multidisciplinary community of graduate students interested in the social and ecological elements of grassland ecosystems and communities. They share and discuss a range of social and ecological research related to grassland systems, with field trips, seminars, and other shared learning experiences comprising core components of their process.