Public Outreach

Videos

Grazing Management Basics: ABC's and 123's of grazing management. Simple guidelines to help you manage your pastures to increase productivity and land health.

Hope on the Range: Video serves to tell a story about the roles of livestock grazing on western public rangelands.

Life on the Range: An educational project that showcases stories about the ever-changing landscape of ranching, multiple-use management, entrepreneurial spirit, family and stewardship on Idaho's rangelands. Developed by the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.

NRM101 Rangeland Management: Reasons why rangelands are important. Video from to an introductory college course.

NRM101 Lecture: Rangeland (Grassland) Management

Passion for the Land: Digital stories (videos) of current challenges on working landscapes across the Sierra Valley. Developed by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.  View YouTube Channel

Range Conservation: UtahAgClassroom-Learn about the career of a range conservationist working for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Rangeland Management

Rangeland Monitoring: Ranchers using active monitoring techniques to ensure healthy rangelands.

Save the Sage: "Save the Sage" is an 8-minute, 24-second video on the benefits of good range management to the sagebrush grassland habitat, and to the sage-grouse and the livestock producers who depend upon it. This is a large file that may take several seconds to load. If you experience difficulties playing the video on-line, right-click on the link and save the target to your computer before playing.

Trading Rangeland Carbon Credits: Creating and selling carbon sequestration credits from the western U.S.
 
Out of the Past: A documentary covering the growing disconnect between food production and consumption with special attention paid to the rangelands of Mongolia.

Taking the Pulse of our National Parks: Sagebrush Steppe Vital Signs: Covers the importance and current state of the United State’s remaining sagebrush steppe.

Terra: Sustaining the Range: Covers the effect of juniper encroachment in rangelands and a project by ranchers and researchers to restore a high-desert watershed.

Wyoming Rangeland Ecology: Wyoming's rangelands are very resilient and with stood heavy grazing throughout history.


Articles

Climate Change and Rangelands: What are the Management Implications?: Oregon State University.

Conservation’s Elephant in the Room: Examines the challenges of conserving non-charismatic resources such as rangelands and stresses the importance of making these needs interesting to the public through public outreach. Rachel Nuwer, Science Line, 2011

Grasslands of the World

Importance of Rangelands (Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable FAQ

Introduction to Washington Rangelands 

Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps (NRCS)

Rangeland at Wikipedia and Rangelands at About.com

Rangeland Development for the Rural Poor in Developing Countries

Rangeland Health 

Rangeland Resources of Wyoming

Rangelands are Adorable: Society for Rangelands Management Blog

Rangelands: An Introduction of Idaho’s Wild Open Spaces

Rangelands Australia: What are Rangelands?

What are Rangelands?: Answers the questions of what is rangelands, where are they, and who manages them. University of Idaho College of Natural Resources.

What are Rangelands?: Oregon State University-College of Agriculture-Range Ecology and Management Program.

 

Other Resources

Jornada Basin Schoolyard Discovery Project: Unique science education program that brings locally relevant environmental science to more than 7,000 K-12 students throughout New Mexico and West Texas each year.

National Directory of 4-H Materials: Online database that has hundreds of educational materials for 4-H youth, volunteers and staff, many that are part of the National 4-H Curriculum Collection.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Digital Library:  Searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video and that are in the public domain. You are free to use them as you wish - no permission is necessary.