Cynthia Brown & Bulgamaa Densambuu, Mongolia
Mongolian Sustainable Rangeland Collaborative
Cynthia is Professor and Associate Head in the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management department at Colorado State University. She has a long background in biology, agriculture, and rangeland ecology.
Bulgamaa has a diverse research background that has led her to being a Research Team Leader at the Green and Gold. Beginning with grape and currant seedling growth habits, her research now focuses on pasture and rangeland restoration. She speaks three languages and volunteers for the Soroptimists International Club, empowering women and girls with education and opportunities. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, travelling, and playing volleyball.
This project will strengthen an existing conservation and stakeholder livelihood project by extending to new stakeholders within Mongolia a rangeland monitoring protocol and resilience-based rangeland management approach that support local herder communities in tracking environmental change and adapting their management to avoid degradation and restore degraded land. The project will provide training in collaborative processes and skills, and assessment of rangeland condition and decision-making for current and future practitioners.