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Drought Advisory: Managing Pastures and Haylands

Drought, an environmental stress with periods of limited or no water during the growing season, reduces forage production for grazing and haymaking. Prolonged drought forces livestock and hay...

By Steve Fransen, Justen Smith, and Sarah Smith | Article

Range Improvements - Tools and Methods to Improve Cattle Distribution

With few exceptions, the goal of most range improvements is to increase returns from the landscape by increasing forage quantity, quality, or animal production. Exceptions might be efforts to reduce wildfire risks, improve wildlife habitat, or increase watershed yields through woody plant control.

By David Ganskopp | Publication

Grazing Management Options for Riparian Areas

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.

By Dustin Johnson, | Publication

Monitoring grazing lands in Oregon

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.

By Dustin Johnson, | Publication

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.

By Dustin Johnson, Rob Sharp | Publication

New Oregon State Wildland Fire Extension program

This new program will add capacity for up to six new OSU Extension Wildfire Specialists to work with agency and industry partners, communities, landowners, and land managers. The work to be done is too big for any one organization, but by leading partnerships and working together we plan to make a real impact on the ground, spreading land management and fuel reduction projects over the Oregon landscape.

By Glenn Ahrens, | Article