Award Date

Summer 1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Dr. Richard Jensen, Director of Graduate Studies Greenspun School of Communication University of Nevada Las Vegas

Number of Pages

38

Abstract

The environmental degradation caused by beef production is severe. The current literature assesses the ecological damage, but falls short of assigning a per pound dollar amount to reflect the real cost of beef. In the United States, most of the environmental focus has been centered around the use of public lands for grazing and the grazing fee the government considers appropriate. The fee covers the maintenance of the grazing program, which includes maintenance of the actual land. This paper will concentrate on beef-related environmental degradation and select specific damage for monetary valuation.

Keywords

Beef industry environmental aspects; Grazing environmental aspects; Ranching environmental aspects

Disciplines

Agricultural Science | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability

Language

English