Dan Harmon presented a talk on "Range Management Contrasts: Annual Grass, Perennial Native, and Annual/Perennial Co-Dominated Rangelands; What Works and Why" at the annual winter meeting of the Nevada Section of the Society of Range Management in Carson City Nevada.
Dr. Bob Blank, Charlie Clements, Tye Morgan and Dan Harmon attended the first ever Nevada Governors Conference on Agriculture. It provided a great opportunity to meet stakeholders and producers as well as display some of our ongoing agricultural research.
link to conference highlights below
The GBRRU attended the University of Nevada Reno Annual Field Day September 20. The event was open to the general public and provided valuable opportunity to interact with the public from concerned stakeholders to elementary school students.
Dr. Snyder along with collaborators from the University of Nevada Reno and the Smith Creek Ranch hosted a field tour of the Porter Canyon Experimental Watershed. A large group of land managers, researchers, and Nevada representatives attended the day long meeting.
Dr. Keirith Snyder was invited to speak at the Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) and the Nevada Pinyon-Juniper Partnership (NPJP) joint summer conference July 15-17 Sparks Nevada. Dr. Snyder presented as part of a panel on Lessons, Tools & Applications for Landscape-Scale Restoration. She discussed her ongoing work at the Porter Canyon Experimental Watershed 3 hours east of Reno in the Desatoya Mountain Range.
Charlie Clements was invited to participate at the Nevada Section of the Society of Range Management summer field tour June 12-13 Kings River, Nevada. Charlie Clements and Dan Harmon discussed their ongoing work at the Horse Creek Conservation Area. Topics included wildfire, cheatgrass management and rehabilitation seeding.
Two accomplishments from the unit were selected by ARS and USDA and presented in the FY13 Annual Reporting on Technology Transfer in USDA. Dr. Weltz’s work on hydrology and erosion (Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model tool implemented : page 110) and Dr. Longland’s work with desert rodents and seed caching (Rodents can enhance restoration efforts in Great Basin environments: page 111) were both highlighted under the National Program 215 Forage and Rangeland Systems in the Downstream Outcomes section of the report.