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Society for Range Management Links

The Society for Range Management is a professional society committed to advancing the art and science of rangeland management as a means of conserving rangeland resources

Link to the parent organization:  http://www.rangelands.org

Agricultural Experiment Stations

Links to State Agricultural Experiment Stations in the Great Basin and Intermountain West that have active research projects relevant to the management of agriculture and natural resources in Nevada. Some list detailed descriptions of projects, and most the principal investigators and how to contact them.

Colorado State University    http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/AES

Montana State University   http://www.montana.edu/agriculture/station

Nevada, University of   http://www.ag.unr.edu/naes/index2.html

Oregon State University   http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/aes

Utah State University http://www.agx.usu.edu/agx/projects/project_find.asp

Wyoming, University of   http://www.wyo.edu/agexpstn/exphome.htm

Federal Research Stations and Centers:

Agricultural Research Service - http://www.nps.ars.usda.gov

Home page lists many research programs including rangelands, pasture, and forages. Individual projects, with contacts for principal investigators, are listed for many states.

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, USGS Biological Resources Division - http://fresc.fsl.orst.edu/

Provides background information for many ongoing research projects across a broad suite of natural resources. Many of these are in habitat types typical of the Great Basin. There are several online publications available.

Grazing Lands Technology Institute - http://www.ftw.nrcs.usda.gov/glti/homepage.html

Provides downloadable information and publications about the National Range and Pasture Handbook; ecological sites; national resource inventory; forage quality; rangeland health; rangeland hydrology; and erosion models. Provides links to NRCS Institutes and Centers for the national resource inventory, social sciences, soil quality, watershed science, wildlife habitat management, and national water management.

Pacific Northwest Station - http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/

Similar to the Rocky Mountain Station web site.

Rocky Mountain Research Station --- http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/

A lengthy list of research themes, highlights, labs, research natural areas, electronic publications, and personnel who could provide useful information.

Cooperative Extension Sites:

These sites contain a wide variety of downloadable publications about weeds, wildlife, livestock, water quality, and natural resource issues.

Colorado State http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/

Idaho, University of http://www.uidaho.edu/ag/extension

Montana State University http://extn.msu.montana.edu/

Nevada, University of http://www.unce.unr.edu

Oregon State University http://oregonstate.edu/extension/

UC Davis http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/CALRNG/PUB.HTM

Utah State University http://www.usu.edu/extensio.htm

Databases and Libraries

Federal Register http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

Firstgov http://www.firstgov.gov/

Nevada Natural Heritage Program --- http://heritage.nv.gov

To help coordinate the resource needs of Nevada's diverse biological heritage with human activities, the Nevada Natural Heritage Program maintains an inventory and current databases on the locations, biology, and conservation status of all threatened, endangered, and sensitive species in the state. The Program continually evaluates conservation priorities for over 600 kinds of native animals, plants, and their habitats - those most vulnerable to extinction or serious decline - and supplies information and technical services to meet diverse conservation, planning, development, and research needs. The Program is a cost-effective "early warning system" designed to minimize future resource conflicts and help prevent the need for burdensome regulatory listings of species.

National Agricultural Library --- http://www.nalusda.gov/

Provides access to AGRICOLA, a bibliographic database with over 3 million agricultural and natural resource records, and the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC). AgNIC is a distributed network that provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources. It was established by an alliance of the National Agricultural Library, land-grant universities, and other organizations committed to facilitating public access to agricultural and related information.

UNR Library --- http://www.library.unr.edu/mainmenu.html

USGS Global Land Information System --- http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/nfwebglis

The Global Land Information System (GLIS) is an interactive computer system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for scientists seeking sources of information about the Earth's land surfaces. GLIS contains abstract, description ,and search information for each data set. Through GLIS, scientists can evaluate data sets, determine their availability, place online requests for products, or, in some cases, download products. GLIS also offers online samples of earth science data.

Western Regional Climate Center - http://www.wrcc.dri.edu

Provides a substantial amount of climatic information, including extensive long-term records for many locations. Many links to other weather and climate databases.

Management and Regulatory Agencies


Agriculture, Department of http://www.usda.gov

Bureau of Indian Affairs http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html

Bureau of Land Management - Nevada http://www.nv.blm.gov

Bureau of Reclamation http://www.usbr.gov/main/

Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/

Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov

Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/

Interior, Department of http://www.doi.gov

National Park Service http://www.nps.gov

Natural Resources Conservation Service http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

          Nevada NRCS  http://www.nv.nrcs.usda.gov/

State of Nevada

Agriculture, Department of http://agri.state.nv.us/

Conservation and Natural Resources http://www.state.nv.us/cnr/

Conservation Districts, Division of http://www.state.nv.us/cnr/conv01.htm

Environmental Protection, Division of http://ndep.state.nv/us/index.htm

Forestry, Division of http://www.state.nv.us/cnr/forestry/

State Lands, Division of http://www.state.nv.us/lands/

Water Planning , Division of http://www/state.nv.us/cnr/ndwp/home.htm

Water Resources, Division of http://ndwr.state.nv.us/

Wild Horse Commission http://www.state.nv.us/cnr/horse01.htm

Wildlife, Division of http://www.ndow.org

Management Guides and Information

Arizona Ranchers Management Guide --- http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/pubs/rmg/ranches.html

Has a large number of downloadable publications, but many require Adobe Acrobat. Basic headings for different sections are: rangeland management; genetics and reproduction; production and management decisions; animal care and health maintenance; range cattle nutrition; ranch business management; and policy issues.

Forage Information System --- http://forages.orst.edu/

Links to peer reviewed, world wide, forage related information. This site has many links to related organizations.

Grazing Lands Forum - http://www.forages.css.orst.edu/Organizations/GLF/index.html

The grazing lands forum is a coalition of 29 organizations, Federal agencies, and professional organizations that seek to promote cooperation to improve stewardship on America’s private and public grazing lands and associated water resources. This site lists numerous online publications that discuss a variety of resource issues.

Rangelands West    http://rangelandswest.arid.arizona.edu/rangelandswest/

Western Originals - http://www.westernoriginals.com/

Professional Societies

Agronomy Society http://www.soils.org

Ecological Society of America http://esa/sdsc/edu/

Society for Conservation Biology http://conbio.rice.edu/scb/

Society for Ecological Restoration http://www.ser.org/

Soil and Water Conservation Society of America http://www.swcs.org/

Soil Science Society of America http://soils.org/

Weed Science Society of America http://wssa.net/

Wildlife Society http://www.wildlife.org/index.html