Natural Resources

Eastern Oregon is rich in natural resources that range from forests to rangelands to wildlife. If you would like more information about forest management, please visit our forestry page. This webpage provides information and resources for landowners to manage rangelands and wildlife habitat.

 

GoogleEarth Pro

Most everyone is familiar with Google Earth. OSU livestock agents in Baker, Malheur, Harney, and Union counties have worked to develop a course teaching private land owners how to use Google Earth Pro for range management. If you are interested in participating in this course, please contact the Baker County Extension Office.

 

Rangeland Management

Rangelands cover a vast area in the western United States. Rangelands are defined as a type of land that are dominated by some mix of mostly native grasses, forbs, and shrubs. Rangelands are an important part to the western livestock industry. Our producers are committed to practicing proper rangeland management. These resources are videos about range management strategies and links to websites that highlight efforts to improving rangeland management. We also provide resources for livestock producers to use when looking to improve their rangeland management plans.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Check out the Eastern Oregon Land Use website for scientific information about rangeland management in eastern Oregon. This website offers personal stories of ranchers and researchers working to implement proper rangeland management strategies, news articles about OSU in the news, and provides resources about land use policy.

Front entrance located on Hwy 205

The Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns and in Union are both great resources for livestock producers and rangeland managers. Check out their websites for updates on their classes, research activities, and resources that may be helpful to you. They also have a youtube channel where you can access information about eastern Oregon rangelands, rangeland ecology, and current research being conducted at the EOARC.

 

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