Kansas Natural Resources Conference
January 29-30, 2014 – Wichita, KS
(KS Section BOD Meeting: Jan 29, 4:30PM)
TWENTIETH Kling L. Anderson Lecture – Using Ecological Sites for Land Management: Legacy, Promise and Reality
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:00 pm
1018 Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
The 20th annual Kling Anderson Lecture will be presented on November 12, 2014 by Dr. Joel Brown of the USDA NRCS located at the Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces, NM.
Dr. Brown was raised on a livestock operation in southern Oklahoma. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture/Botany from Fort Hays State University (KS), a Master’s Degree in Grazing Ecology from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Shrubland Ecology from Texas A&M University. His professional journey includes 5 years as an NRCS Field and Area Range Conservationist in Kansas, 5 years as California NRCS State Rangeland Specialist, 6 years with CSIRO (Australia) as a Project Leader and Senior Principal Research Scientist and 5 years as NRCS Global Change Program Leader.
Joel will present the lecture titled Using Ecological Sites for Land Management: Legacy, Promise and Reality. Using Ecological Site Descriptions as a way to organize and communicate information relevant to rangeland management has gained widespread support over the past two decades. The Ecological Site concept offers opportunities to scientists, advisers, land-managers and policy-makers to link research, policy and implementation to improve the quality of decisions at all levels, but there are substantial challenges in changing existing ideas and practices and to dealing with rapidly emerging challenges. He will discuss some of our failures, successes, opportunities and pitfalls as we try to create a new framework for land management.
Wednesday, August 6
featuring the latest Lesser Prairie Chicken research as well as other interesting topics
KGLC is inviting members of the Kansas Section of the Society for Range Management
and the Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society as well as others to be a part of the Day
Tour held in conjunction with the Mid-/Short-grass Range School being held at Camp
Lakeside, August 5-7, Scott County State Lake.
You may join us for the Tour by meeting at The Nature Conservancy’s Smoky Valley
Ranch headquarters. The Tour begins at 1:30 p.m., but you can join us for lunch at
11:30 a.m. You will get to be part of two instructional sessions on ecological sites and
stocking rates (as part of the School) prior to the Tour start.
Afterward you can join us for a steak fry and rancher panel discussion that evening. the
moderated panel will include topics of interest including rancher perspectives on the
Lesser Prairie Chicken listing. The afternoon and evening will also feature state and
federal agency staffs updating on LPC activities and discussing opportunities to work
You are welcome to come for the Day, or you can still enroll in the Range School (see
the materials provided).
REGISTER for the Day Tour by JULY 31 (this is a new deadline)
Costs – Lunch – $10.00; Steak Fry – $15.00, Combined $25.00
Remit your check to KGLC, 2703 Derenda Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67502
REGISTER for the Mid-/Short-grass Range School by July 22 (for scholarship)
See Scholarship Form
Questions, contact KGLC – Tim Christian – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
620-241-3636, or 620-242-6440 cell.