Utah State prof contributes to book on rangelands

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah State University professor is lending his expertise to an international book on rangelands. Johan du Toit is a lead editor and a contributor to “Wild Rangelands,” which focuses on conserving wildlife while still allowing livestock operations in deserts, tundras and other semi-arid places. du Toit is head of Utah State’s Department of Wildland Resources. The book was authored by ecologists, economists and sociologists. It was commissioned as a joint venture between the Zoological Society of London and the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. It was published earlier this month.

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