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Our hope is to make you better acquainted with the important functions of riparian areas on your ranch, give you some ideas on how to manage them effectively, and provide a framework for developing grazing management that incorporates these areas into your overall cattle operation.
A critical, but often overlooked step in the development of a comprehensive grazing management plan is a well-defined monitoring program for evaluating progress toward meeting management objectives.
Pace 180° and repeat photography: monitoring methods for documenting vegetation trend in sagebrush rangelands
We have attempted to distill down the list of possibilities and offer the following two complimentary methods that are easy to use, repeatable, require a limited amount of time, and produce information useful for determining trends in rangeland vegetation.
The objective of this article is to provide SUGGESTED management guidelines for cow-calf producers. We encourage producers to evaluate their individual operation(s) and use these guidelines to determine a system that works best for their ranch, environment, and facilities.
Sagebrush ecosystems in the northern Great Basin are threatened by encroaching juniper and invasive annual grasses. This guide presents a simplified framework to help land managers assess and monitor these threats at large scales. By mapping out different ecological states on your land, identifying...