Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/5/2002
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Citation: Derner, J.D., Booth, D.T., Morgan, J.A., Schuman, G.E., Reeder, S.J. 2002. High plains grasslands research station - changing to meet the challenges of a new century. Symposium Proceedings. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The High Plains Grasslands Research Station (HPGRS), administered by the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), has a long history of changing from its founding in 1928 as the Central Great Plains Field Station to meet emerging challenges of the nation's agricultural community. In 1930, the name was changed to the Cheyenne Horticultural Field Station to reflect the emphasis on ornamental, vegetable, and fruit variety research, and shelterbelt research. In 1974, the research emphasis changed to range and forage management, and mined-land reclamation and the station was renamed the High Plains Grasslands Research Station. The trend of changing to meet new challenges is further illustrated by the increased research focus on carbon sequestration in the 1990's and, as we embark on a new century, research into rangeland monitoring and health, management strategies for mitigation of global climate change and invasive species.