Webinar: Grazing Strategies for Riparian and Wet Meadow Improvement in the Sagebrush Steppe
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
Host: NRCS West National Technology Support Center
Presenter: Sandy Wyman, Rangeland Management Specialist, BLM National Riparian Service Team (NRST), Prineville, Oregon.
Description: This webinar will review key principles of grazing management in riparian and meadow areas, and how to manage grazing to initiate improvement of ecological function. Participants will gain an understanding of common grazing strategies and typical vegetation response during each season. This presentation will also showcase examples from around the sage-steppe of successful improvements to riparian and wet meadow areas after adjustments in grazing management, with the understanding that there is not one practice or strategy that will work for every management scenario.
- Practical Grazing Management to Maintain or Restore Riparian Functions and Values on Rangelands (Swanson et al. 2015)
- BLM National Riparian Service Team Resources
- Case study: Part 1 – Managing Livestock Grazing for Riparian Recovery in Northeastern Nevada (Carol Evans, BLM-NV Fish Biologist)
- Case Study Part 2 – Grazing to Promote Riparian Health on a Private Ranch in Nevada (Agee Smith, NV Rancher)
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.