Rangelands

ID Section Summer Tours Focus On Landscape Level Rangeland Issues

Anna Owsiak, ID Section Fundraising Committee Chair One of the highlights of the Idaho Section’s annual activities is the summer field tour. Each year provides new opportunities and priorities in conservation and management of Idaho rangelands to bring our section together. Because we use the summer tour to focus on…

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Roller Coaster Musings

Curtis Talbot, SRM Director One of the side benefits of being associated with SRM finances is the interaction with the Society’s investment advisors.  Our current advisor with Merrill Lynch, C.B. Wagner, recently shared the following slide during meetings with the Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Endowment Fund Development Committee:…

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The Challenge of Restoring Rangeland Over Declining Aquifers in the West

Jim Dobrowolski, SRM Director Recently, I came across a case study used by Dr. Mark Brunson at Utah State University to challenge seniors in a capstone course to consider a solution to “Go-Back” Land: Restoring Abandoned Farmland & Sustaining Farm Town.  Reading the case study brought this critical issue into stark…

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News from the North

Barry Irving, SRM Vice President Well, summer has finally arrived on the northern edge of the Northern Great Plains.  Our spring this year was cool and wet, which is a good start for a good season on the rangeland.  The challenge in our area this year was just getting around,…

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