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
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
The need to conserve declining special-status species and natural communities is severe.� Controversy over livestock grazing practices and lack of scientific research to guide grazing management in specific habitats hinders progress in effectively...
Published: 2018
Recent studies of conifer encroachment into sagebrush steppe have documented negative impacts on demographic rates of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), but few specific mechanisms have been tested. �Conifer densities may be positively...
Published: 2018
Successful development and implementation and persistence of the Oregon sage-grouse CCAA program depended on numerous sociological and ecological factors, many of which are translatable to other complex natural resource management challenges. The...
Published: 2018
In 2015 the Idaho legislature first authorized annual appropriations for sage-grouse conservation efforts.� In the spirit of �All Hands, All Lands�, the State agencies responsible for implementing the Governor�s Sage-grouse Plan formed the Idaho...
Published: 2018
Since the arrival of European settlers, many Great Basin springs and seeps have been altered to provide water for livestock using a springbox structure. This has resulted in altered natural hydrologic processes that often fail to maintain spring...
Published: 2018
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) is once again the subject of heated political debate.� Critics call it a failure because it has not led to the recovery of very many listed species.� Proponents claim the opposite, noting that the ESA has...
Published: 2018
The activities of beavers (Castor canadensis) provide a variety of benefits to stream systems by capturing and storing water and sediment, expanding riparian habitats, and increasing habitat heterogeneity. Understandably, land and wildlife managers...
Published: 2018
New laws dramatically changed rangeland management in the 1970s and riparian areas became a public land focus.� Big meadows and problem areas were protected with fences.� Exclosures demonstrated the contrast between management that allowed...
Published: 2018
MULTISAR is a multi-partner program that collaborates to conserve species at risk through voluntary habitat stewardship, while maintaining viable ranching operations in Alberta�s native grasslands. Our primary partners are landholders, the Prairie...
Published: 2018
Although smoke has been known to influence germination of species from many Mediterranean-climate ecosystems, little is known about how species in the Southern High Plains of Texas respond to smoke.� We tested four native plant species (sideoats...
Published: 2018
Livestock grazing is a predominant use of grasslands, and its effects on grassland-associated wildlife are still being investigated. Wildlife responses to grazing vary among species and a better understanding of these responses is needed to...
Published: 2018
Most of Nevada and large portions of the western United States can be classified as arid. Arid lands are defined in numerous ways but most agree that lands experiencing less than ten inches of annual precipitation are considered arid. In Nevada,...
Published: 2018
Monitoring lentic systems is imperative to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service�s (USFS) multiple-use mandates directing management of watersheds for activities that potentially impact lentic resources, such as livestock grazing...
Published: 2018
Yavapai County Native and Naturalized Plants (YCNNP, http://cals.arizona.edu/yavapaiplants) is a web-based plant database designed to assist everyday people in identifying native plants of Arizona�s Central Highlands Transition Zone. The website...
Published: 2018
In 2011 the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) was approached by a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the development of a Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCAA) with Assurances for greater sage-grouse in Harney County, Oregon.� Over the...
Published: 2018
In California, some of the most valued landscapes are the ones that humans have actively managed with fire: grasslands, woodlands, pine forests. Unfortunately, across much of the state, humans have lost their connections with fire; the fear of...
Published: 2018
The Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment (DIMA) is a Microsoft Access database used to collect, store and summarize monitoring data. This database is used by both local and national monitoring efforts within the National Park Service,...
Published: 2018
The degree of difficulty of the Range Plant Identification Contest has varied over time. To show its evolution a scatter plot with the scores of the first three places per team was elaborated. Data were not complete for all years. For the period...
Published: 2018
Restoring rangelands damaged by invasive species and other degradation remains a major challenge for land managers. One means by which success could possibly be improved is by increasing the quality of seed used in restoration efforts. Burning of...
Published: 2018
Invasion by western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) leads to fragmentation and alteration of sagebrush steppe and is a major consideration for managers concerned with the conservation of sagebrush-associated species. Recent efforts aimed at...
Published: 2018
Forage kochia (Bassia prostrata, synonym=Kochia prostrata), a perennial, semi-shrub adapted to the semiarid rangelands of the western USA, is one of few species that can establish on degraded rangelands, compete against annual weeds, and be used in...
Published: 2018
This work highlights the response of plant community to two important limited-resources: water and nitrogen (N) in Dry Mixed Grass Prairie Ecoregion. The field study with a randomized complete block design in Swift Current Research and Development...
Published: 2018
State-and-Transition Models (STM) describe how an ecological site responds to various treatments and disturbances. STM can be used to select appropriate objectives and treatments for fuels and vegetation management projects. �Disturbance Response...
Published: 2018
Management of threatened or imperiled species on private land is a complex subject.� Successful management of these species requires establishing and maintaining trust with private landowners.� Trust is a combination of an emotional and logical act...
Published: 2018
�Soil degradation is a critical issue in agriculture, and restoration is necessary to reach global food security and production goals. There has been substantial debate over the merits or drawbacks of high-intensity, short-duration grazing versus...
Published: 2018
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) owns the Mokelumne Watershed surrounding Pardee and Camanche Reservoirs in the central foothills of California with a long history of cattle grazing. Pardee Reservoir provides drinking water for 1.4...
Published: 2018
Precipitation is both highly spatially and temporally variable in Arizona, which adds a major challenge to decision-making for livestock allotments. MyRAINgeLog allows users to not only log precipitation observations but also track if the...
Published: 2018
Conversion of native forests to cattle pasture and coffee plantations in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica has resulted in reduced habitat and fragmentation of vital avian and mammalian migration corridors. Efforts to restore forest corridors...
Published: 2018
Ecosystem services categories laid out by The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment MEA including provisional, regulatory, and cultural services captured the above links between ecosystem services and human well-being. The Nature Conservancy (TNC)...
Published: 2018
Presentation Title: Rangeland Fire Protection Associations, A �All Hands, All The development of Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs) creates a legitimate avenue for private landowners to participate in wildland fire suppression operations...
Published: 2018
Vegetation on rangelands is a function of two primary anthropogenic disturbances, grazing and fire. Our hypothesis, that fire and grazing management can control the invasion of McCartney rose on Texas Coastal Prairie rangeland, was tested on the...
Published: 2018
Restoration of disturbed landscapes involves many considerations, generally relating to utilizing tools appropriate to a given ecological site. Soil and plant community information was gathered from an area near Midas NV, where dominant ecological...
Published: 2018
Roaring Springs Ranch is a cow-calf operation in southeast Oregon operating on over 1 million acres.� The ranch works toward maintaining healthy wildlife populations and range conditions while utilizing excess forage for beef production.� The ranch...
Published: 2018
Granivorous heteromyid rodent species and Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides), a perennial grass common on sandy soils, are both widely distributed throughout North American deserts. Previous research demonstrated that the vast majority (~95...
Published: 2018
Medusahead is an invasive annual grass that is having persistent and large-scale impacts on western rangelands.� Continued invasion by this and other exotic annuals represents a complex resource management problem that sagebrush rangeland managers...
Published: 2018
Locations with post-Reference vegetation occurring on a single Ecological Site presented here was collected over a 10 year period and in a prescribed manner. The data created the questions: What species are dominant in the vegetation database of...
Published: 2018
Several studies have indicated unreliable or sporadic establishment of Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata�ssp.�wyomingensis) using conventional seeding methods. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the fall placement of...
Published: 2018
Non-native invasive plant species have led to changes in plant community composition by displacing native species, ultimately decreasing species richness and diversity. Kentucky bluegrass (Poa Pratensis), a non-native grass, has invaded a majority...
Published: 2018
Abstract: The Managing Species at Risk - Policies and Tools workshop was sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada to discuss current knowledge and management of species at risk (SAR) on the Canadian Prairies. The workshop focused on two...
Published: 2018
Prescribed burn associations are built on a concept of neighbors helping neighbors conduct prescribed burns though shared resources, energy, and time within local or regional geographic areas. The Great Plains has experienced great interest in these...
Published: 2018
�Presentation abstract: Beavers are an integral part of the rangelands of North America, and are called nature�s engineers for good reason. Their industrious nature means they do a lot and their work also means they frequently create challenges...
Published: 2018
The California-Pacific Section (CalPac) started Range Camp in 1984, over 30 years ago, pulling high school kids from across the state and more recently also from Hawaii. It has always been held in Half Moon Bay, California at UC Elkus Ranch...
Published: 2018
Addressing persistent and complex ecosystems problems to restore landscape resilience requires good science but must also consider the complexities of management and the people involved in decision-making. Collaboration is a word that is used...
Published: 2018
The sagebrush steppe is undergoing rapid ecological change and the loss of sagebrush rangelands contributes to more than 350 species of animals and plants being listed as species of conservation concern, as well as, a decrease in recreational...
Published: 2018
Following wildfire, the Bureau of Land Management customarily follows a 2-year deferral from grazing to allow short-term rehabilitation objectives to be met for burned area stabilization. However, lack of scientific evidence has many rangeland...
Published: 2018
The concept of resilience is often used as a modifier for describing the capacity of an ecological entity to recover from disturbance factors.� The notion of resilience, however, is not inexorably tied to ecology, but is instead, a system level...
Published: 2018
Feral horses (Equus caballus) are a non-native grazer in North America, South America, and Australia that are relatively unmanaged.� This has led to concern about their potential to damage natural resources.� Information about their influence on...
Published: 2018
The influence of population growth and refugees settlements on land use change in Jordan has been assessed by using Geographic Information System and ENVI-supervised classification technique. Eleven Landsat 8 OLI Images (cloud free) were used to...
Published: 2018
This poster asks: how do ranchers know what to do when they are faced with a decision under high levels of complexity and uncertainty? In the semi-arid Western Great Plains of North America, rancher decisions have implications for rangeland...