Plovers, prairie dogs, and fire: Managing semi-arid rangelands for wildlife and livestock -Providing additional desirable plover habitat compatible with livestock production can be challenging. Better understanding how plover, prairie dogs, fire, and livestock interact may provide possible solutions.
Thunder Basin Flip the agriculture and natural resources research model. -An effort started in 2014 to flip the research model specifically for the Thunder Basin region.
Prairie dogs -Keystone species or calamity?- Prairie dogs woven into Thunder Basin Grasslands ecosystem detrimental to ranching if too many, but too few and dependent wildlife disappear.
- How many cows can 1 pasture handle? New tool for ranchers - Grass Cast is ready
- The Fabulous Five ride Again - summer interns
New Grass-Cast Released --Now an innovative new Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has published its first forecast to help producers in the Northern Great Plains reduce this economically important source of uncertainty. For more information go to USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub’s website
- Dr. Lauren M. Porensky. Outstanding Young Range Professional Award from the Society for Range Management (SRM)
- Cover | Fire Ecology Journal Prescribed fire suppresses unpalatable annual grasses, improves forage quality, and enhances habitat for certain wildlife species in the shortgrass steppe at the Central Plains Experimental Range near Nunn, Colorado, USA
Cowboys, Collaboration and Conservation - New CARM Blog
- Nice article on the CARM experiment at CPER (Balancing Beef Production with Biodiversity). https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2017/oct/biodiversity/
Beef and Biodiversity – How Do We Get Both? The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is working with ranchers and other partners on research that will tell us which grazing management gets us the most bang for our buck. Thanks to Jan Suszkiw, and the ARS’s AgMag for this article!
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