Rangeland monitoring – why to monitor and resources to get you started

By Jessica Crowder | July 29, 2020

The value of monitoring land attributes are generally known among land stewards. The greatest value is in gaining an understanding of the soils, plants and animals you manage, documenting that information and then using that information to guide future decisions.

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USDA Announces Efforts to Expand Support for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers

SANTE FE, N.M., March 10, 2014 –Today in remarks at the National Farmers Union National Convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers…

Turner Endangered Species Fund and E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Join Forces to Combat Extinction Crisis

The Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation (EOWBF) have formed a new partnership to combat the worldwide decline of biological diversity. The partnership will serve…

Critical Habitat Management Portal Online

A new tool for landowners is now available from the Resources First Foundation. “The Critical Habitat Management Portal (CHMP) is designed to help private landowners manage candidate, threatened, and endangered…

Mike Connor Confirmed As Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded the confirmation of Michael L. Connor to serve as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The U.S.…

New Career Listings

New career opportunities in ranching and conservation are now posted on our Community Network board. We will also post notices of relevant conferences.

Farmers and ranchers invited to discuss Colorado Water Bank project.

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USDA to Invest in Prairie Pothole Landscape Effort

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $35 million will be provided during the next three years to help landowners conserve grasslands and wetlands…

Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate the Impacts of a Changing Climate

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CHEYENNE — Five oil and gas companies are voluntarily enrolling nearly 1.5 million acres of land under an innovative plan to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken. This represents the first enrollment…

Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative

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