Monday, February 1st

Time

Event

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Weather, Climate and Forecasting Applications for Rangeland

Restoration Planning

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Native Plant Restoration on Rangelands Impacted by Oil and Gas

Production in South Texas

1pm - 4:40pm

Ranch Profitability and Rangeland Management: Making Cents out of the Science

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Big Landscapes, Big Problems, Big Opportunities, Big Ideas

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Responding Rationally to Uncertainty: Assessing Risks and

Opportunities of Climate Variability in Livestock Operations

1pm - 4:40pm

Workshop - Navigating Your Future as a Rangeland Professional

1pm - 4:40pm

Workshop - Springs Management: Monitor, Develop and Restore

Tuesday, February 2nd

Time

Event

8am - 11:40am &

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Adaptive Grazing Strategies: Appropriate Questions for Relevant

Answers

8am - 11:40am &

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Stockmanship: Principles, Practice and Wildlife - Rangeland Benefits

8am - 11:40am &

1pm - 4:40pm

Workshop - Molecular Methods for Rangeland Wildlife

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Conceptual Advances that have Transformed the Rangeland

Profession During the Past 25 Years

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Multiple Use of Rangelands in Northern Mexico: Focusing on Wildlife

Management

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Rangelands as Thermal Moderators of Landscape

8am - 11:40am

Forum - Partnership for Native American Rangeland Management Training and

Outreach on Tribal Lands

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Fire Science Networks and Texas Rangelands

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Soil Health and Rangelands: Meaning and Direction

1pm - 4:40pm

Symposium - Exotic and Native Invasive Species Impacts and Management on South

Texas Rangelands

1pm - 4:40pm

Workshop - Reevaluating the Rangeland Management Specialist, GS-0454-5/7

1pm - 4:40pm

Workshop - Home on the Range:K-12 Rangeland Education Curriculum

Wednesday, February 3rd

Time

Event

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Current Science, Technical Tools, and Strategies for Ecological Site

Development and Description

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Getting Prescribed Fire on the Ground: Increasing Opportunities

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Vegetation GIS Data System: Introduction to the Software and Its

Applications for Practical Rangeland Management

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Rangeland Habitat, Wildlife Coexistence and Relationships

8am - 11:40am

Symposium - Enhancing Natural Resource Management of Pastures and Rangelands

with Remote Sensing

Conference Format

Sessions will vary in structure in order to provide a robust conference experience for presenters and participants. Presenters are asked to identify their preferred format in their proposal, however, proposal reviewers may suggest alternative formats and/or combinations of topics to form symposia.

 

Symposium Sessions are comprised of a number of presentations, all related to a unifying topic.  Each presenter will be provided with approximately 20 minutes to speak. After all have presented their work, there will be a shared time at the end for questions and discussion. It is not assumed that those presenting in a symposium format will collaborate before the session, only that they share the time. The idea is that by providing information and viewpoints on different aspects of a topic in one session, rich discussion among presenters and the audience will ensue.

 

Forum Sessions are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. Concurrent sessions are 45 minutes long and consist of either one presentation for the full 45 minutes, or in some cases, two presentations back-to-back (about 20 minutes each).

 

Workshop Sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of current and emerging topics of interest to the rangeland community. We encourage workshop proposals that bring together people working on new and developing research topics that favor highly interactive discussions. Those proposing a workshop should provide information showing that the workshop is of interest to the rangeland community, and explain why a workshop on this topic is beneficial.

 

Technical Sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for transfer of technical information in all areas supporting Rangelands.  Each presenter will be provided with approximately 20 minutes to speak.  Followed with 10 minutes of questions.  The following subject areas will be considered:  need a listing, but I couldn’t find it

 

Poster Sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for transfer of technical information in all areas supporting Rangelands.  There will be specific time period that authors will be required to stand by their posters.  The following subject areas will be considered:  need a listing, but couldn’t find it

 

 

For more information regarding Special Symposia please contact Kim Stine at Kimberli.Stine@ftw.usda.gov

 

Additional questions regarding the program contact either program co-chairs Poncho Ortega at alfonso.ortega@tamuk.edu or Jeff Goodwin at jeff.goodwin@tx.usda.gov