基金The authors thankfully acknowledge the facilities received from G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Development, undertaking this Task Force 3 Environment and Sustainable Kosi-Katarmal, Almora for work. The authors are thankful to ＇Forest Resources and Plant Biodiversity＇ under National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem （NMSHE） funded by Department of Science and Technology （DST）, Govt. of India for financial support （DST/SPLICE/ CCP/NMSHE/TF/GBPIHED/2o14 [G] dated 2/09 /14） to conduct the study. The valuable inputs received from anonymous reviewers on earlier version of this paper have helped improving the contents and style of paper.
基金This research was generously funded in part by the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, Missoula. Our deepest appreciation goes to those who participated in our study. The logistical support and research assistance provided by the Mountain Shepherds Initiative and the Nanda Devi Campaign based in Uttarakhand were paramount. Finally, we want to thank the four anonymous reviewers who provided detailed and thoughtful comments on this manuscript.