Webinar: Off-Site Water for Riparian Health and Livestock Performance
Photo: A water tank stores water for transport, ensuring cattle have reliable access to fresh water, while leaving riparian and wet areas open to wildlife and undisturbed by livestock.
When: February 14, 2017 | 9-10 am PST
Host: NRCS West Technology Center
- Sandy Wyman, Range Management Specialist, National Riparian Service Team
- Timmie Mandish, Fisheries Biologist, West National Technology Support Center
- Marcus Miller (moderator)
Description: Successfully managing riparian areas and springs for forage production and wildlife habitat is an art. Improper access to streambanks and springs can cause resource damage including water quality impairment that cannot only affect fish and wildlife but also livestock performance.
This webinar will provide an introduction to techniques used to provide livestock water in a manner that protects resources and can improve livestock performance. Sandy Wyman of the National Service Riparian Team will discuss options for providing livestock water in a manner that protects habitat and provides quality water. Timmie Mandish of the West National Technology Support Center will discuss the NRCS Spring Development Technical Note.
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.