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Great Basin-Focused Events from #SRM2021

We are hosting several workshops, symposia as part of the 2021 Society for Range Management annual meeting. **You do not need to be registered for the SRM meeting to attend.

Strategic Targeted Grazing to Reduce Fine Fuels (Feb 16, 1:30-4:00 PST/2:30-5:00 MST)

The Strategic Grazing symposium was held in conjunction with the Society for Range Management Virtual Meeting. It provides updates on the Idaho and Nevada strategic grazing demonstration areas. Symposium recording.

Sagebrush Ecosystem Recovery 10+ Yrs after Treatments (Feb 17, 1:30-3:30 PST/2:30-4:30 MST)
The Sagebrush Ecosystem symposium provides Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP) updates. It was held in conjunction with the Society for Range Management Virtual Meeting. It shares what’s been learned after at least 10 years post-treatment. Symposium recording.

Big Sagebrush Restoration Status (Feb 18, 1:30-4:00 PST/2:30-5:00 MST)
The Big Sagebrush symposium was held in conjunction with the Society for Range Management Virtual Meeting. It was brought to you by the Rangeland Equipment and Technology Council (RTEC).  Symposium recording.

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Strategic targeted grazing to reduce fire fuels

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The Strategic Grazing symposium was held in conjunction with the Society for Range Management Virtual Meeting. It provides updates on the Idaho and Nevada strategic grazing demonstration areas.

**You do not need to be registered for the SRM meeting to join.

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Society for Range Management- 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

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The Annual SRM meeting will be virtual. The meeting theme is “Rangelands – New Frontiers” and we hope to highlight many new ideas and endeavors occurring on rangelands across the globe. Call for sessions is now open.

Imagine the great opportunities this digital alternative will offer to gather people from everywhere who love rangelands to learn about stewardship of these amazing landscapes. The 2021 Annual Meeting will include the familiar oral presentations, posters, symposia, workshops, and campfire conversations that are a part of traditional SRM meetings. The 2021 Event will also include exceptional plenary sessions, interactive committee meetings, SRM awards and business sessions, plus opportunities to engage with colleagues and fellow SRM members. As we enter this new frontier, start thinking about how to show others what you and your organization are doing on the ground.

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Managing drought on targeted grazing landscapes

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Description: This webinar features a rancher and land manager panel discussing drought on targeted grazing landscapes.

Panelists: Andrée Soares, President – Star Creek Land Stewards LLC (Los Banos) and member of RMAC; Brad Fowler, Owner – The Goat Works (Grass Valley);  Nathan Medlar, Owner – NM Ranch Services (Auburn)

Questions? Please contact Dan Macon at dmacon@ucanr.edu

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Nevada Section Society for Range Management – Suggested reading Fall 2019

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Abstracts of Recent Papers on Range Management in the West. Prepared by Charlie Clements, Rangeland Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Reno, NV.

 

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Targeted livestock grazing to strategically reduce fine fuels: Progress Report May 2019

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In 2015, the Bureau of Land Management implemented a call to action with the release of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy (IRFMS) to improve the efficiency and efficacy of actions to address rangeland fire, to better prevent and suppress rangeland fires, and improve efforts to restore fire-impacted landscapes.  The IRFMS specifically addresses the need to explore targeted livestock grazing as a strategic fine fuels reduction option.  This report describes the progress made on these actions to date.

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Capitalizing on strategic opportunities: Examples from the field

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Brian Mealor, Associate Professor and Director of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center, UW, discusses strategic opportunities where land managers can intervene to move the needle on cheatgrass. It describes the level of invasion and management strategies applicable to each. Then, Mike Pellant, Ecologist, Retired BLM, discusses post-fire opportunities, cheatgrass die-off areas, and the myths and realities of dormant season targeted grazing.

This webinar was the fourth in our 2018 Webinar Series: Moving the Needle on Cheatgrass: Putting What We Know into Practice.

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Targeted grazing applied to alter fuels and reduce fire behavior metrics in shrub-grasslands

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This webinar discusses how targeted grazing can reduce fuels to prevent wildfire in shrub-grasslands. Chris Schachtschneider, Eva Strand, and Scott Jensen, University of Idaho, present.

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Capitalizing on strategic opportunities: Examples from the field

View recording.

Read webinar brief.

Brian Mealor, Associate Professor and Director of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center, UW, discusses strategic opportunities where land managers can intervene to move the needle on cheatgrass. It describes the level of invasion and management strategies applicable to each. Then, Mike Pellant, Ecologist, Retired BLM, discusses post-fire opportunities, cheatgrass die-off areas, and the myths and realities of dormant season targeted grazing.

This webinar was the fourth in our 2018 Webinar Series: Moving the Needle on Cheatgrass: Putting What We Know into Practice.

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Combining active restoration and targeted grazing

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This study evaluated how targeted grazing treatments interacted with seed rate, spatial planting arrangement (mixtures vs. monoculture strips), seed coating technology, and species identity (five native grasses) to affect standing biomass and seeded plant density in experimental greenstrips.

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