The Great Plains Grasslands Extension Partnership is comprised of rangeland scientists and extension faculty collaborating across universities to provide science-based information and expertise that supports citizen efforts to confront the impending collapse of the Great Plains grassland biome due to woody encroachment. The Partnership embraces a vision of sustainable grasslands that support the livelihoods and communities which depend upon them.
The pocket guide provides an improved planning process to design grassland ecosystems that are less vulnerable to the threat of woody encroachment. The pocket guide integrates new guidelines for reducing woody encroachment with a formal planning process used to deliver conservation investments on grasslands. The goals of the pocket guide are to: