SRM Annual Meeting and Tradeshow Abstracts

A collection of presentation titles and abstracts from the SRM Annual Meeting and Tradeshows

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Published: 2018
Land management and vegetation community have significant impacts on the effectiveness of precipitation.� We have monitored rainfall/runoff on three small watersheds in the Blackland Prairie region of Texas for the past 5 years.� Each watershed...
Published: 2018
The conservation of game birds and other wildlife species in Texas depends on landowners, who manage the bulk of the important habitats. When habitat is improved for game birds, other species that have similar habitat requirements benefit the...
Published: 2018
The primary driver of grazing policies to benefit California�s grassland biodiversity is the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).� California has 301 federally listed threatened or endangered species. �Since seventy percent (70%)�of�these species (...
Published: 2018
Successional management is an ecologically-based way of organizing known and hypothetical causes of succession. The successional management model proposes three general causes of succession�site availability, species availability, and species...
Published: 2018
The BLM Carson City District is in the implementation phase of a landscape level habitat resiliency, health and restoration project in the Desatoya mountain range in both Churchill and Lander counties, Nevada.� Within the project area, up to 32,000...
Published: 2018
Beaver mimicry, also called low-impact restoration, provides a means for range managers on public and private land to improve natural water storage and subirrigate floodplains for improved stream flows, habitat, and forage production. Beaver mimicry...
Published: 2018
Wild horses and domesticated livestock can have direct and indirect effects on the structure and composition of riparian areas and the hydrologic function of the associated ecosystem.� In arid regions, where water is limiting, riparian areas often...
Published: 2018
Natural resource managers need flexibility in implementation of management practices due to the unpredictable nature of the environment being managed.� The ability to adapt management prescriptions for grazing allotments on federal land is...
Published: 2018
Developing quality livestock water throughout the ranges of the Midwest continues to be a challenge.�� Water development through the years has increased productivity through improved grazing distribution.�� Much of the water developed has employed...
Published: 2018
In the field, technicians systematically traversed nine priority watersheds on roads by vehicle, observing vegetation communities and intermittently collecting GPS points.� At each GPS waypoint, technicians identified dominant plant species (usually...
Published: 2018
Grazing management is not rocket science -- it's much more complex than than. Numerous scholars and practitioners have quipped that rangeland management is both art and science, and strongly both. This is because there are hundreds of variables...
Published: 2018
The capacity of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) to alter hydrological, geomorphological, and ecological aspects of the environment has garnered their reputation as ecosystem engineers. Some of these capabilities may be beneficial to...
Published: 2018
Recently cleared lands on the Kenai Peninsula are not typically ready for direct seeding of forage or other crops.� Most agricultural sites on the Kenai Peninsula were previously dominated by white spruce and paper birch with soils consisting of ash...
Published: 2018
The Crooked River National Grassland (CRNG) has a long history of a level of intensive management and associated environmental conditions which are typical of National Grasslands but which are uncharacteristic of the majority of National Forest...
Published: 2018
Based on the accounts of early fur trapper forays in the 1820s, beavers (Castor canadensis) were abundant along the Humboldt River at early Euro-American contact and an important resource for Great Basin Indian tribes, but by the late 19th century,...
Published: 2018
For the past twenty years, drought has strongly affected the southwest United States and northwest Mexico. This cross border region can best be described as arid to semi-arid, with annual precipitation of less than 16 inches. Choosing cattle breeds...
Published: 2018
Native grasslands of various types were once abundant in the southeastern United States ("the South"), but have declined so much that even many ecologists have not recognized their existence.�Only by understanding how these communities...
Published: 2018
The presentation will identify and describe the processes for developing and implementing Outcome Based Grazing Authorizations.� �Following a description of the concept, information regarding the process that was used to cooperatively develop a...
Published: 2018
Adaptive management strategies are essential to managing livestock on rangelands. In the semi-arid climate of SE Arizona it has become increasingly more important to be as flexible as possible in the management of livestock. Many factors can and do...
Published: 2018
There has been a proliferation of research about the biology of sage-grouse, their interaction with predators, and habitat requirements. Despite repeated statements that sage-grouse are a landscape species, habitat work often remains focused on...
Published: 2018
Adaptive management has been discussed and proposed in allotment management plans (AMPs) and in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents over the past 20 years. During this time there have been successes and failures in how it has been...
Published: 2018
We discuss the challenges to ensuring the availability of genetically appropriate native seeds for wildland restoration in Nevada and throughout the intermountain west. �We present a framework for identifying the characteristics of seed species that...
Published: 2018
Do Rangeland water facilities such as earthen tanks affect vegetation species composition? �The Deadman Mesa Allotment on the Tonto National Forest has been vacant and ungrazed for over 17 years. �The purpose of my study is to measure the vegetation...
Published: 2018
Within the province of Alberta, moisture availability whether from summer rain or winter snows, is one of the main drivers for determining grassland plant communities. Moisture is also critically important to the success or failure in the attempts...
Published: 2018
Range managers have long recognized the importance of riparian areas.� Early range management�often referred�to riparian areas or watering points as "sacrifice areas" due to the concentrated use by livestock.� More recently rangeland...
Published: 2018
This project was initiated in the summer of 2015 to assess the viability of increased field use frequency for in-field winter feeding on two soil types. The purpose of this project is to: Determine the effects of a two-in-three year bale grazing...
Published: 2018
The greatest threat to eastern North American biodiversity is the loss of eastern grasslands, especially those found in the southern states. Prior to European settlement, grasslands (including savannas, prairies, barrens, glades, balds, meadows, and...
Published: 2018
This presentation will highlight the Winecup-Gamble Ranch (Montello, NV) as an example of a collaborative, outcome-based grazing (OBG) term permit renewal process that is currently underway. The Winecup has been engaged in various collaborative...
Published: 2018
To borrow from the legal profession, an �examination for discovery� is a process which is partially undertaken to discover relevant facts and areas of agreement prior to a civil trial. For natural resources,�this can be viewed as a means to apply...
Published: 2018
Oak woodlands are perhaps the most important for wildlife biodiversity and conservation. More than 300 species of wildlife depend on oak woodlands at some stage in their life history, but oak woodlands face threat by urbanization and agricultural...
Published: 2018
The USDA Forest Service recognizes the need for flexibility to adapt grazing management on rangelands due to weather, disturbance such as wildfire, ecological dynamics, response and variability.� The Forest Service is required to conduct analysis...
Published: 2018
What happens to sites after weed management, targeted grazing, or wildfire? In a low resistance and resilience landscape, a native seeding treatment is probably going to be needed. Anyone who has ever done a native seeding project knows getting seed...
Published: 2018
Rapid seed germination is an important characteristic when it comes to plant stand establishment under variable environmental conditions.� This research was designed to improve the seed germination of six experimental Syn-0 lines of little bluestem...
Published: 2018
California's�rangelands are a global�biological diversity hotspot, and provide high�forage production and other ecosystem service values. However,�over 200,000 hectares of�grasslands and oak woodlands�have been�converted�since the 1980's�...
Published: 2018
Research in the Great Basin was initiated at the beginning of the 19th century to address the degradation of millions of acres of range and forest lands caused by unrestricted livestock grazing.� The goal of these early research and rehabilitation...
Published: 2018
Bale grazing continues to be an important component of many extending grazing systems. Whether conducted along or within a system that includes stockpiled grazing, swath grazing, corn grazing etc., many producers use bale grazing as a method to...
Published: 2018
The northern bobwhite is an iconic species of the southeastern United States. Southern rangelands are considered important for nearly one third of the range-wide population of northern bobwhites. Across southern rangelands bobwhites have experienced...
Published: 2018
The BLM has been utilizing Ecological Site Descriptions (ESD) to monitor grazing allotments for decades. The recent update of the ESDs in Nevada that include the new State-and-Transition Models (STM) are particularly well developed and accurate in...
Published: 2018
Successful ranching families maintain flexibility in their operations over decades to multi-generational time spans. Interviews and focus groups with ranchers in the Western Great Plains help rangeland scientists understand flexibility, and barriers...
Published: 2018
The Lower Owens River was diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 leaving the majority of the 62 mile river channel devoid of flowing surface water for 93 years.� Since 2006, controlled flows have been released into the river channel as part...
Published: 2018
Adaptive Management in Natural Resources is often messy, rarely preventative, contentious, and often we must act without scientific certainty. Much of the time permittees or managers are adapting to things we can�t predict. Both the permittees and...
Published: 2018
Rangeland wildfire and the human response to them continue to be one of the most extensive and intensive efforts in sagebrush-steppe rangelands. There are substantial challenges and opportunities made during post-fire response that require an �all...
Published: 2018
A number of apps have been developed recently that facilitate developing and deploying highly customizable data collection tools for use on cellphones and tablet computers. When networked, they allow teams of people to simultaneously and...
Published: 2018
The selectivity of grazing animals distinguishes grazing as a vegetation management process from other tools such as prescribed burning and mowing.� Selective grazing has been presented as a problem in rangeland science since its inception, however...
Published: 2018
Diverse people and communities care about the sagebrush biome.�� It is a part of our life and our being.��� To conserve it, we need to work together.� To work together, we need some shared understanding of the condition of the sagebrush biome,...
Published: 2018
A UAV is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as a drone. It is also referred to as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are used in...
Published: 2018
In Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 48 million acres throughout the State.� In order to achieve BLM�s multiple-use and sustained yield mission, a thorough understanding of the complex and diverse landscapes the agency manages...
Published: 2018
In 2017, the Gunnison Climate Working Group Project Team (GCWG), a diverse public-private partnership, completed its sixth year of riparian and wet meadow restoration in the Upper Gunnison River Basin.� This effort helps the Federal Threatened...
Published: 2018
In conifer-encroached areas, one mechanism thought to contribute to the loss of understory species is the interception of precipitation by the increasing tree canopy. Effective precipitation may be reduced in rangelands encroached by western juniper...
Published: 2018
Explore how flexibility is defined and applied in Outcome Based Grazing, and discuss differences from flexibility provided in Allotment Management Plans.� Providing a framework for excercising grazing management decisionsis a key component of the...