Authors: R. Conner, A. Seidl, L. VanTassell, N. Wilkins

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of economic and biological trends of US grasslands, focusing on private lands. Our goal is to provide the background and context for policymakers to design an effective set of incentive-based programs for conserving natural grasslands. As such, we focus the assessments in this report on those areas that are at present, or were once, in a state of natural grassland. In particular, we examine land use trends across landscapes dominated by private and other non-federal ownerships.