Webinar: Rangeland Management Strategies and Tools – Promoting Resiliency and Addressing Invasive Species
When: Thurs., Jan. 12, 9:30 to 11:00AM MST
Host: Western Governors’ Association
Moderator: Jeremy Maestas, Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service
Panelists: Chad Boyd, Rangeland Ecologist, Research Leader, Burns, Oregon, USDA – Agricultural Research Service; Brian Mealor, Director, University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center; and Jay Kerby, Southeast Oregon Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy.
Description: The webinar, part of a series presented by WGA for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative, will examine new developments for increased resilience to the threats posed to western rangelands by invasive species, drought, wildfire and other stressors. Panelists will discuss techniques that maintain high-quality rangeland plant communities in areas where they persist, and restore them in areas where they have declined.
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.