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
Using seeding to restore degraded rangelands of the northern Great Plains is a major challenge.� Often, seeded species fail to establish and areas remain/become dominated by annual bromes and other unwanted plants.� In this study, we used herbicides...
Published: 2018
Sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin have experienced extensive degradation from exotic invasive plants, altered fire frequency, urban development, climate change, and grazing practices. Feral horses may also negatively influence these ecosystems...
Published: 2018
Future climate projections indicate temperatures in the shortgrass steppe region are likely to warm by up to 3�C by mid-century, with a corresponding reduction in soil moisture even without precipitation deficit. Although periodic drought is a...
Published: 2018
Targeted grazing is broadly defined as using livestock time, intensity and duration of use to control vegetation to achieve a desired management goal. The Great Basin is experiencing unprecedented wildfires due in large part to invasive annual...
Published: 2018
Climate stressors, such as drought, can push rangelands towards critical thresholds that, if crossed, will lead to impaired productivity and ecosystem function. As such, innovative management will be necessary to safeguard the functionality of these...
Published: 2018
Recent elevated temperatures and prolonged droughts in many rangelands throughout the world are likely to intensify according to future climate-model projections. This warming and drying can negatively affect the establishment and growth of...
Published: 2018
Federal and state agencies are working together with private landowners to maintain or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and other species at-risk in a manner appropriate for site conditions and landowner interests. Designing livestock grazing...
Published: 2018
Livestock- predator interactions in the state of Wyoming, USA play an important role in the perceptions of predators from a producer standpoint. 274 responses were collected from a survey administered to Wyoming livestock producers regarding effects...
Published: 2018
We developed a time series (2000 � 2016) of spatially explicit herbaceous annual maps in 1% increments that emphasize annual grass cover in the sagebrush ecosystem. The study area includes the Great Basin, the Snake River Plain, the state of Wyoming...
Published: 2018
Herbivory exerts a profound influence on ecosystem function and physiognomy.� How a plant community responds to grazing by domestic herbivores is to a large degree dependent on its evolutionary history of herbivory.� Plants evolving in communities...
Published: 2018
Large scale renewable energy farms are being constructed throughout California to meet the States goal of deriving 50-percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050.� Many of these renewable energy farms, including solar and wind turbine...
Published: 2018
The Maggie Creek riparian area sits in northeast Nevada. With monitoring going back to the early seventies, Maggie Creek is a great example of long term data collection. Having rich data both spatially and temporally provides a unique opportunity to...
Published: 2018
Rangelands are valued for their capacity to provide diverse suites of ecosystem services, from food production to carbon storage to biological diversity. Although rangelands worldwide share common characteristics, differences among biogeographic...
Published: 2018
Upland deciduous shrubs represent keystone species that are pivotal to the biodiversity and resiliency of conifer forests in the interior Pacific Northwest. As an important forage species, deciduous shrubs are highly targeted by wild (elk, deer) and...
Published: 2018
Using seeding to restore degraded rangelands of the northern Great Plains is a major challenge.� Often, seeded species fail to establish and areas remain/become dominated by downy brome and other unwanted plants.� Even where some seeded species...
Published: 2018
Management actions that promote resilience to disturbance are becoming increasingly important in the sagebrush biome. Throughout the U.S, temperatures have warmed over the last 50 years. Temperatures are likely continue to warm along with other...
Published: 2018
Range scientists are interested in patterns of livestock use within grazed units, especially when forage resources are spatially heterogeneous. Quantifying space use is particularly important when research hypotheses or management plans predict...
Published: 2018
Considerable uncertainty remains regarding the potential of grazing management on semiarid rangelands to sequester soil carbon. Short-term (less than 1 decade) studies have determined that grazing management potentially influences fluxes of carbon,...
Published: 2018
Tropical rangelands are composed of heterogeneous landscape mosaics associated with soil properties, topography and climates with highly variable primary productivity and species composition controlled mainly by seasonal precipitation that can be...
Published: 2018
Alternative land use demands on rangelands are increasing as suburban expansion and energy development continue to rise.� Land managers, owners, ranchers, and future energy developers need to work together to preserve rangeland production and the...
Published: 2018
The Squaw Valley Allotment, located in northeastern Elko County, Nevada, includes a mixture of both private and public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Grazing management is controlled by the BLM even though most of the...
Published: 2018
The conservation practices championed by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in 90% of the species� breeding habitat. How livestock are grazed has changed on...
Published: 2018
In 2014, Quivira National Wildlife refuge in central Kansas initiated a collaborative research project with Fort Hays State University to develop long-term monitoring protocols. As part of this monitoring effort breeding bird point-count surveys...
Published: 2018
Pricklypear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is a common invading species on central, south and west Texas rangelands that limits forage production and decreases grazeable acres. Traditionally pricklypear has been controlled by applications of picloram (Tordon...
Published: 2018
Native plant species are the foundation of sagebrush ecosystems and provide essential habitat for wildlife species, like Greater sage-grouse. The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration provides a coordinated approach to improving...
Published: 2018
Information concerning the spatial ecology of free-roaming horses and burros in the United States is severely lacking. Better understanding movement patterns and resource selection of wild equids is critical for improving management of these...
Published: 2018
Factors driving natural recruitment of Wyoming big sagebrush are poorly understood. Wyoming big sagebrush is a mid to late seral species, is not fire adapted, and can take decades to return to pre-fire densities. Wyoming big sagebrush communities...
Published: 2018
Sagebrush steppe ecosystems of the western United States are facing a multitude of challenges including spread of exotic annual grasses, increasing presence of wildfire, and expanding native conifer populations.� These issues are ecologically...
Published: 2018
Larkspurs (Delphinium, Ranunculaceae) are poisonous plants found on rangelands throughout Western North America.� Two main structural groups of norditerpene alkaloids, the N-(methylsuccinimido) anthranoyllycoctonine type (MSAL-type) and the non-MSAL...
Published: 2018
State-and-Transition Models are important decision-support tools for rangeland managers that suggest directional effects of both long-term grazing imposition and relaxation on plant community composition.� However, most studies of the effects of...
Published: 2018
Weeds and invasive plants from conifer to cheatgrass to knapweed and many others are rapidly degrading rangelands. Knowing the location, extent and cover of these is instrumental in managing and controlling their spread. Monitoring the effects of...
Published: 2018
Monitoring herbage that exists in the fall after grazing or during drought situations on large rangeland pastures is an important but time-consuming process. The HARPER process improves the accuracy and efficiency of field time required for...
Published: 2018
Tall Forb communities have a complex history of grazing within the Intermountain West.� This complex history of grazing in conjunction with current plant community and ground cover dynamics in many Tall Forb types combined with an increase in public...
Published: 2018
Abundance and composition for the plant functional groups of trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs covering 154 plant taxa from 52 fossil woodrat midden strata and covering the last 35,000 years were used to study temporal changes in the vegetation -...
Published: 2018
As the largest and highest grassland unit on the Eurasion continent, the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) plays a critical climatic role governing the Asian monsoon and is an important animal husbandry zone. Yaks are one of the two major ruminant...
Published: 2018
Daily forage intake of beef cattle on grazing lands can be variable depending on management, animal, and ecological factors, and is difficult to estimate. The animal unit (AU) concept is based on forage intake and is used to balance forage supply...
Published: 2018
Soil water availability is a major limiting factor for plant growth in arid ecosystems, which presents challenges for arid ecosystem restoration. Native perennial bunchgrasses are often seeded after wildfire in the Great Basin to prevent the spread...
Published: 2018
Reciprocal transplant protocols were utilized to decipher factors important in the invasion ecology of medusahead. Medusahead seeds from three European (native) sites (Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria) and three North American (invasive) sites in...
Published: 2018
In 2007, the Coronado National Forest (CNF) in southeastern Arizona was facing major NEPA deadlines and was lacking sufficient supporting data. The CNF had the innovative idea of implementing �Monitoring Week.� Monitoring Week was so successful they...
Published: 2018
Grazing by domestic livestock is the most common and economical use of grasslands. Plants adopt different reproduction tactics in response to herbivory disturbances under different grazing intensities. Grazing effects on reproduction of the dominant...
Published: 2018
Introduction. Regular access to drinking water for cattle is essential for optimum production. �Basic information about how much water cattle consume and how often they drink under varying conditions of climate, pasture and water availability in...
Published: 2018
Agricultural producers and land managers have decision and operational implementation calendars � some of which are written; however, many of these calendars are subconsciously shared orally from one generation to another. These calendars are...
Published: 2018
Rangeland environments in the Great Basin are undergoing changes associated with invasive species, altered fire regimes, climate shifts and other disturbances. Some changes are expressed as state transitions in vegetation, whereas others are more...
Published: 2018
Free-roaming horses (Equus ferus caballus) require consistent surface water to sustain healthy herds throughout the arid and semi-arid regions of western North America. Understanding the influence of horses on riparian habitats and associated...
Published: 2018
It is widely known that various brush treatments can trigger alterations in tree morphology. However, less is known about associated changes in physiology under these treatments and how that may affect how follow up treatments should be applied....
Published: 2018
Background: State transition from grassland to shrubland is synonymous with desertification in many arid rangeland systems. Traditional desertification models emphasize abiotic feedbacks that modify the physical environment in ways that promote...
Published: 2018
One of the best ways to ensure quality of information gathered in a rangeland monitoring program is through a strong and uniform set of trainings. Curriculum development and delivery of monitoring trainings poses unique challenges that are not seen...
Published: 2018
Modoc County California lies in the northeast corner of the California bordering Oregon and Nevada. Public land encompasses nearly 70% of the county and 61% of the county is managed by the United States Forest Service as the Modoc National Forest....
Published: 2018
Soil salinity limits plant growth and crop production. More than 20% of cultivated land worldwide is affected by salinity, particularly in arid/semiarid regions. The situation is becoming more severe due to shifts in precipitation and evaporation...
Published: 2018
Land cover maps are essential tools for tracking land surface changes, informing land management, monitoring environmental conditions, and assessing conservation efforts. �Current products, however, lack essential spatial or temporal resolutions...