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State-and-Transition Models for Management of Rangeland Ecosystems

July 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm MDT

cottonwood ranch


Tamzen Stringham, Ph.D., Rangeland Scientist, University of Nevada Reno

Lucas Phipps, Rangeland Ecologist, University of Nevada Reno

This two-day course will focus on a process to classify rangeland landscapes into ecologically-meaningful units for management and restoration. The course will include lectures on ecological processes, resilience concepts, state-and-transition modeling, disturbance ecology and monitoring/ inventory tools. Examples of how land management agencies and private landowners are currently using these tools in the western United States will be presented.

Field components will include:

  1. How to identify an ecological site
  2. How to identify current state of an ecological site using a state-and-trasition model (STM)
  3. Discussion on grazing management utilizing STMs
  4. Discussion on remote sensing and on-the-ground tools for monitoring grazing
  5. Classifying riparian areas

Price: $350/person

State-and-Transition Models for Management of Rangeland Ecosystems

Event Cost: $350 


Cottonwood Guest Ranch
HC 62 Box 1300, O'Neil Route
Wells, NV 89835 United States
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(775) 472-0222
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