WSARE Brush Workshop 1 - Invitation

Brush Management Workshop 1 (first in a series of three)

  • Funded by Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program)
  • Organized by Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, The Rangelands Partnership, and UA CALS Cooperative Extension


January 22, 2018

  • 8:00am – Noon: presentations & discussion
  • Noon – 1:00pm: lunch
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: field trip & wrap up
  • Santa Rita Experiment Range, Florida Station (includes refreshments, lunch, and workshop materials)


To Register or for more information, contact: Online Registration:


Focus of Workshop 1: “Historical Perspectives and Current Trends: Brush and Woody Species Management and Environmental Conditions on Southwestern Grasslands”

  • Speakers:
    • History and current status of the SRER (Mark Heitlenger, SRER)
    • Grasslands and mesquite on the SRER, a historic perspective (Mitch McClaran and Elise Gornish, UA SNRE)
    • Vegetation change and mesquite control in Southeastern Arizona (Dan Robinett, retired NRCS)
    • Vegetative changes in Chihuahuan desert grasslands in New Mexico (Amy Ganguli, NMSU)
    • Southwestern climate trends (Mike Crimmins, UACE)
    • Includes presentation of short “local stories” videos (Cody Sheehy, UA/CALS/CCT)


Workshop 2 will be held at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in April 2018. The topic will be “Brush and Woody Species Management Methods in a Changing Environment.”

Workshop 3 will be held in October 2018 and will focus on landowner collaboration on brush and woody species management.