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: 2013
In 1905 Gifford Pinchot took the Division of Forestry and created the US Forest Service with his vision of conservation:
Published: 2013
The greater sage-grouse is listed as endangered under Alberta's Wildlife Act and the federal Species at Risk Act. The Alberta population has declined substantially in size and distribution. Sage-grouse range is currently limited to the...
Published: 2013
Yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) is a widely planted biennial legume that readily invades northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystems.
Published: 2013
Grasslands play a critical role in providing habitat for greater prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) and sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus).
Published: 2013
This third session will focus on presentations that will demonstrate how to mine and analyze existing data from research, academia and agency sources.
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Interseeding legumes into grass-dominated irrigated pastures can increase the yield and quality of forage produced and reduce the need for inputs of nitrogen fertilizer. The challenge is to get the legumes established given the competition from...
Published: 2013
We investigated impacts of rangeland management and wind power on the demographic performance of Greater Prairie-Chickens in eastern Kansas. We used habitat conditions and exposure to turbines to test for impacts on male lek attendance, and the...
Published: 2013
Sedges (Cyperaceae) are an under-researched, under-managed, and generally under-appreciated component of native tallgrass prairie. Perhaps owing to the taxon
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Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) varies in response to temporal fluctuations in weather.
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Rangeland degradation is one of the major problems in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region particularly in the arid and semi arid ecosystems in the north west of Pakistan where pastoralism, the main livelihood, is being perceived as vulnerable to...
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Rangeland management within the Western United States is changing and women, through their effort and example, are informing this process.
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Rangelands encompass diverse agricultural land resources that provide multiple provisioning, regulating, cultural, and supporting ecosystem services. Managing for multiple services is of major importance to a variety of stakeholder groups on...
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Ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) is a framework for land managers to identify and repair key ecological processes to improve restoration success in invasive plant dominated rangeland systems.
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This final session focus on how ecological site descriptions are being utilized in making management decisions.
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Encroachment of open grassland meadows by shrub species on the Hohenfels Joint Multinational Readiness Training Area threatens ecosystem structure and function, and may cause loss of valuable military training capability.
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Since 1939 when the USDA purchased the Southern Plains Experimental Range (SPER), scientists of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service have been researching the appropriate uses of native mixed-grass prairie with an over story of sand sagebrush (...
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Successful range seeding is difficult to predict, but the results of some 40 research seeding over the past 5 years has given us some insight into the
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The need for strategic research on rangelands has never been greater. In Alberta, this is highlighted by increasing potential for land use conflict on multiple use public land, and on private grazing land, where the economics of beef production have...
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The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) is a multiagency scientific effort to quantify environmental outcomes of conservation practices applied to private agricultural lands of the United States. Society for Range Management members are...
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The four principles of grazing management are timing, distribution, kind/class of livestock and stocking rate.
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On 31 October 1913, U.S. Senator Thomas P. Gore announced that Woodward would be the site of the government experiment farm in western Oklahoma.
Published: 2013
Plant species that are invading North America, such as spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe L.) and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.), are changing and degrading rangeland ecosystems by replacing native grasses and forbs.
Published: 2013
For many decades habitat for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a species restricted to southern shortgrass and mixed-grass prairies of the south-central United States, has been managed intensively.
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The sagebrush steppe is generally described as an ecosystem at great risk from encroachment of invasive annual grasses and conifer woodlands, land use changes, climate shifts and fragmentation in general.
Published: 2013
This is the first session of a four session workshop that will introduce the basic concepts of ecological sites, how ecological site descriptions are developed, and how ecological site descriptions can be utilized in making management decisions.
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The Foothills Parkland Natural Subregion of Alberta is an area that has undergone significant landscape change over the past century.
Published: 2013
The National Climate Assessment process directs a process with the overall goal of providing an assessment of the climate on various sectors in the United States. Climate change will affect future scenarios of temperature and precipitation coupled...
Published: 2013
Fine fuels are the driver carrying fire across the landscape, and targeted grazing (TG) is a fuel treatment that can be used to reduce fine fuel loads. Grazing trials in the Santa Rita Mountains (SRM) near Tucson AZ and the Chihuahuan Desert Range...
Published: 2013
Women are an important presence in the ranching and rangeland management fields, taking active roles in grazing plan development and rangeland monitoring. However, women's voices have traditionally been absent from studies of the diffusion of...
Published: 2013
Livestock grazing distribution is a critical part of rangeland management. Grazing patterns differ among individual animals; however, measurement of foraging patterns is time consuming and expensive. Like other quantitative traits, grazing...
Published: 2013
Greater Prairie-Chicken (GRPC) populations have declined throughout the Flint Hills region over the past three decades. These declines correspond with large scale shifts in management that have resulted in a homogenization of the landscape. It is...
Published: 2013
In the context of the ongoing year-long recognition of USDA
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Efforts to distinguish the effects of land management on ecosystem performance are difficult due to the confounding effect of interannual weather variation on productivity. The current study overcomes this issue by comparing the difference between...
Published: 2013
Genomic information and GPS collar measurements were used to examine cattle grazing distribution in extensive rangelands. This is the first study to conduct genotype to phenotype association studies of difficult to measure quantitative production...
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Brush control has been a part of range management since the profession began managing rangelands of the west.
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The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is being conducted under the auspices of the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The Act requires a report to the President and the Congress every four years that must do three things: integrate, evaluate, and...
Published: 2013
Overarching patch burning objectives typically are intended to create greater ecological heterogeneity; habitat and landscape diversity. In this case management objectives are also to enable the endangered Attwater's prairie chickens better...
Published: 2013
The effects of invasive plant species have reached global scales and their related costs have been estimated in the billions of dollars. The question that has not
Published: 2014
In 1995 the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries, partnering with UA College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) rangelands specialists, joined as a charter member of the AgNIC initiative coordinated by the National Agriculture Library (NAL)....
Published: 2013
Lesser Prairie Chicken is a federal candidate species, and a state species of conservation concern within Kansas. The distribution of this species is important for conservation efforts within the state. Spring lek surveys have been conducted for...
Published: 2013
Do you have Power Point fatigue? This workshop is an opportunity for landowners, managers, and fire practitioners to interact with fire professionals and researchers.
Published: 2013
For 100 years, scientist from the USDA-ARS Southern Plains Range Research Station at Woodward, Oklahoma have developed and released or co-released with the USDA-NRCS and/or state agricultural experiment stations more than 75 improved cultivars of...
Published: 2013
Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPCH) range has recently been expanded in Kansas to the north and east of the historic range. The range of LPCH is used to establish conservation areas (e.g., USDA Lesser Prairie Chicken Action Area) where specific practices...
Published: 2013
Greater Prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnata) are a grassland species of conservation concern throughout much of their range, but the Nebraska Sandhills has a large, stable population.
Published: 2013
Grazingland landscapes are often a complex mosaic of geology, topography, soils, plants, and climate. Organizing this information into sites with some common ecological basis is the precursor to formulating ecological sites. The USDA-Natural...
Published: 2013
The techniques that a producer or land manager would select for monitoring of ecological resources will vary with kind and characteristics of ecological sites being monitored, kind of land uses or sources of potential impacts, level of concern about...
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Greater Prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnata) are a species of conservation concern throughout much of their range.
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The cattle, sheep, goats and pigs that Europeans brought to America in the late 15th century caused dramatic changes in the environmental landscape and the sociocultural practices of indigenous peoples. These animals slowly became part of...
Published: 2013
Before European settlement and their introduction of stock-farming practices, vegetation communities of the Great Plains were sustained by natural and anthropogenic fires and the grazing/browsing habits of native wildlife.