WSARE Brush Workshop 1 - Agenda, Presentations and Videos

Brush Management Workshop 1

Santa Rita Experiment Range, Florida Station

January 22, 2018 – 8:00am – 3:00pm

Agenda

“Historical Perspectives and Current Trends: Brush and Woody Species Management and Environmental Conditions on Southwestern Grasslands”

 

 

Brush management worshop field trip

                                                              Photo credit: Dan Robinett                                                                                                                          Photo credit: Dan Robinett

 

8:00am: Coffee and check in

 

8:30am – 8:45am: Introduction and logistics – Mary Miller (AVCA) and George Ruyle (UA)

 

8:45am – 9:15am: History and current status of the SRER (Mark Heitlinger, SRER)

 

9:15am – 9:45am: Grasslands and mesquite on the SRER, a historic perspective (Mitch McClaran and Elise Gornish, UA SNRE)

 

9:45am – 10:15am: Vegetation change and mesquite control in Southeastern Arizona (Dan Robinett, retired NRCS)

 

10:15am – 10:30am: Break

 

10:30am – 11:00am: Vegetative changes in Chihuahuan desert grasslands in New Mexico (Amy Ganguli, NMSU)

 

11:00am – 11:30am: Southwestern climate trends (Mike Crimmins, UACE)

 

11:30am – 12:00pm    DISCUSSION - Morning Q&A

12:00pm – 1:00pm      Lunch

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm      Video; Common Ground (Cody Sheehy, UA)

 

1:00pm – 3:00pm        Field Trip (Mitch McClaran); Wrap Up (Sarah King and Kyle Thompson (AVCA)

 

Project team: George Ruyle, Mary Miller, Sarah King, Kyle Thompson, Barbara Hutchinson, Sheila Merrigan

Note:  This series of workshops is funded through a grant from the Western SARE Professional Development Program; and organized by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, and the Rangelands Partnership.