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
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
Livestock management in mesic meadow pastures is of interest to industry, range managers, and conservationists because of the need to understand how best to accommodate livestock and wildlife.� Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) often...
Published: 2018
NRCS and Robinett Rangeland Resources LLC used existing soil survey and published Ecological Site Descriptions to map ecological states on the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER, 5500 acres) and the USDA ARS Walnut Gulch...
Published: 2018
Significant advancements in photogrammetric Structure-from-Motion (SfM) software, coupled with improvements in the quality and resolution of smartphone cameras, has made it possible to create ultra-fine resolution three-dimensional models of...
Published: 2018
Common garden experiments are a means to remove environmental effects. Using 8 species of perennial rangeland grasses, we established a common garden (3 reps x28 plants =84 plants/species ). We found that �Hycrest� crested wheatgrass (Agropyron...
Published: 2018
ARS/OSU Extension. It places Sage-Grouse habitat into broad easily defined and communicated categories based on the threats of annual grass and juniper invasion into traditional Sage-Grouse habitat. Ten million acres of Sage-Grouse priority habitat...
Published: 2018
Intensive early stocking was introduced nearly a half century ago in eastern Kansas, and has since been adopted as a major management tool to increase animal production, efficiency of production, and economic return almost exclusively by using young...
Published: 2018
Imazapic is commonly used to manage cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on rangelands where cheatgrass-fueled fires threaten sagebrush conservation. However, the amount of herbicide reaching its target site may be reduced via shrub canopy interception. We...
Published: 2018
Prescribed fire managers are encountering difficulties with the increase of cool-season non-native species in warm-season grasslands. Rothermel�s fire spread equation treats all herbaceous fuels as a single fine fuel class, a valid assumption under...
Published: 2018
Riparian and wet meadow ecosystems are a critical ecological and human resource throughout the Great Basin.� Understanding the controls on surface and subsurface water is an essential component in evaluating the resilience of stream and groundwater...
Published: 2018
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) data provides new opportunities to augment information used in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses to determine if land health standards are achieved to...
Published: 2018
Delphinium andersonii (Anderson larkspur) is a perennial forb on semi-arid rangelands, and population density is related to cattle deaths. A multi-year study was initiated in 2011 to measure toxicity, plant density and life history of D. andersonii...
Published: 2018
This work seeks to identify the most important factors that causes the degradation process of rangelands, assess the degree of degradation and vulnerability to current climate change of these ecosystems; and determine if there is a relationship...
Published: 2018
The competitive exclusion principle states that species competing for the same limiting resource cannot coexist. This contributes to the successful application of seeding and establishing an intact perennial grass community that resists invasion by...
Published: 2018
Targeted grazing and minimal mechanical treatment will be used to strategically reduce fuel loads on degraded sagebrush steppe now dominated by annual invasive grasses. Treatment areas have been identified within four allotments in the Tuscarora...
Published: 2018
Nevada is diverse in its ecosystems and industries. Mining, ranching and agriculture, energy development and manufacturing are all vital to Nevada�s economy, but we also need to protect our heritage, natural landscapes, and wildlife that make Nevada...
Published: 2018
Producer perspective on benefits of riparian restoration to the ranch.
Published: 2018
Rangelands managed for livestock grazing are expected to provide additional ecosystem services to the public. Ranchers with public land permits are required to consider resources other than forage in their management; often they also do so on their...
Published: 2018
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata), a North American native, and forage kochia (Bassia prostrata), native to Eurasia, share a similar ecological niche and serve similar conservation and nutritional functions. Our objective was to quantify the...
Published: 2018
This study was conducted at North Kordofan State in the semi-arid areas of Sudan, to provide information for identifying characteristics of different range sites using remote sensing data based on understanding the interactive relationships that...
Published: 2018
Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) has been seeded on rangeland treatments and wildfires throughout Utah for the enhancement of watersheds and wildlife habitat. Examination of vegetation data collected from across Utah has shown limited success...
Published: 2018
Nitrogen is one of the constituents found in mammalian feces. Fecal nitrogen can be monitored to indicate forage diet quality or potential re-deposition of nitrogen into an ecosystem. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-invasive, non-...
Published: 2018
The Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is located in southcentral Wyoming and encompasses 3.5 million surface acres of BLM land often within a mixed landownership pattern. The RFO includes over 400 miles of perennial stream systems managed for multiple use...
Published: 2018
The state of Montana has approximately 38 million hectares of land. 24 million�hectares of which are utilized as farm and ranchlands and 65.8% is utilized for pasture and rangelands. Much of this habitat is classified as lowland grassland/prairies...
Published: 2018
Groundwater inputs to streams, or baseflow, can potentially modulate discharge response to climate extremes, thereby protecting ecosystem health and water supply to downstream users.� Baseflow also serves as a metric of watershed support for...
Published: 2018
Point Blue Conservation Science in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has implemented a Rangeland Watershed Initiative in 22 counties in California and Nevada. Partner Biologists work in NRCS offices to assist land...
Published: 2018
The Bureau of Land Management�s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program was created to provide consistent, high quality information to support management and decision-making across the agency. Information empowers land managers to...
Published: 2018
Identifying quality habitat is a critical step in the conservation and management of populations.� Species often select habitat that maximizes their fitness in terms of reproduction and survival.� For Greater Sage-grouse, the presence of protein...
Published: 2018
This study highlights one of the many successful and progressive ranching operations and the people on the land who are doing the work in Arizona. In 1993, Anita Waite and Sherwood Koehn moved from their alfalfa farm in the Central Valley of...
Published: 2018
Although biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are known to occur globally in arid and semi-arid environments, the question arises as to if they occur in the Great Basin ecoregion. Most studies looking at these organisms in the Great Basin occur on the...
Published: 2018
Wildfire has always been an important ecosystem process across the sagebrush biome. Recently, the scale of sagebrush ecosystem loss and fragmentation has increased significantly due to a combination of uncharacteristic wildfire, invasive annual...
Published: 2018
Over 1000 wetland restoration structures were built on 25 mesic meadow stream miles in eight watersheds, 2012-2017.� These meadows were identified as important habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse, yet had been altered by downcutting.� Our primary...
Published: 2018
A provisional ecological site is a conceptual grouping of soil map unit components within a major land resource area (MLRA) based on the similarities in response to management. Under the USDA-NRCS National Instruction, �Ecological Site Inventory and...
Published: 2018
Converting bermudagrass pastures into native species prairies with high diversity is a multi-stage process, more complicated than it appears. Limiting factors include cost, timing, seed and equipment availability, climate, soils and management. Some...
Published: 2018
Spanning eleven western states and two provinces, sagebrush has been called one of the most imperiled biomes in the world. Loss and degradation of sagebrush has caused corresponding declines in distribution and abundance of sagebrush dependent...
Published: 2018
The western portion of the sagebrush steppe is characterized by complex landownership patterns with mixes of federal, private, and to a lesser extent state-owned lands.� Conservation of greater sage-grouse habitat within this region requires...
Published: 2018
Under the Federal Land Policy Management Act, BLM is to manage the National System of Public Lands for multiple use and sustained yield. Sustained yield is to be assessed through periodic and systematic inventory of renewable resource condition and...
Published: 2018
Fire is an ecological and social feature that varies across dominant vegetation types, environmental drivers, and social dynamics. Evidence suggests that future fire regimes may include more frequent and intense fires. Moreover, federal agencies are...
Published: 2018
During the past decade, and perhaps much longer, there has been substantial research and discussion about sagebrush plant communities and ecological sites. For sagebrush sites with a depleted perennial herbaceous understory, and an obvious component...
Published: 2018
Monitoring programs designed to track ecosystem changes in response to both stressors and disturbances can use repeated observations of ecosystem attributes. Such programs can increase our understanding of how interactions among resilience to...
Published: 2018
Reservoirs are valuable as temporary or seasonal sources of stock water.� They are dependent on surface runoff or seepage causing losses and/or reduction in quality water from spring to fall.� Contact with mineral soil may add solutes to retained...
Published: 2018
Common camas (Camassia quamash [Pursh] Greene) has been a staple food source of many indigenous peoples of western North America for thousands of years. Camas is a facultative wetland species that is strongly associated with seasonally wet prairies...
Published: 2018
The introduction and subsequent invasion of cheatgrass onto millions of acres of Great Basin rangelands has revolutionized secondary succession by providing a fine-textured early maturing fuel that has increased the chance, rate, spread and season...
Published: 2018
The introduction to this symposium will describe: why this is an important subject for study and applications to management; the plan for conducting the symposium; and the framework of talk topics and titles.
Published: 2018
Applications for exploratory shale gas development via hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have raised concern about energy development impacts to South African rangeland. Initially, fracking interest was focused in the arid, open Karoo, but...
Published: 2018
There is similarity among U. S. Department of Agriulture agencies with regard to the definition of rangeland in the United States. �There are subtle differences, but none of those definitions expressly exclude the mesic or semi-tropical eastern...
Published: 2018
Land ownership is one of the primary determinants of how rangelands are used and property size has been shown to drive many land use decisions. As such, knowledge about land ownership characteristics is key to understanding rangeland production,...
Published: 2018
The Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) in Wyoming is more than 2.2 million acres and shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal nations.� In 1960, an inventory was conducted of the plants in Paradise Basin and Saint Lawrence Basin...
Published: 2018
Native perennial bunchgrass species are often seeded after wildfire in the Great Basin to stabilize soils and resist invasive species establishment. Domestic livestock grazing is typically postponed for two growing seasons to allow for seedling...
Published: 2018
To quantify rangeland fire behavior, thermocouple datalogger systems are used to measure flame temperature. Current systems are either small and operate few thermocouples or operate many and are large; all of these systems are moderately to very...