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In Oregon's War Against Invasive Species, All Is Fare - Wall Street Journal

In Oregon's War Against Invasive Species, All Is Fare - Wall Street Journal | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
In Oregon's War Against Invasive Species, All Is Fare
Wall Street Journal
"They can tear up crops and rangelands overnight." Chefs at the cook-off described their techniques for preparing bullfrog, wild boar and invasive plants.
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"Eradication by Mastication" - motto of Oregon's Institute for Applied Ecology's gourmet dining initiative...

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Cedar trees and rangeland loss - CattleNetwork.com

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Cedar trees and rangeland loss
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Photo by Pete Bauman The issue of cedar tree invasion into South Dakota's rangelands tends to be a regional conversation.
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by Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension

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Pasture Posts

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Education and Action regarding the PFRA Pastures
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...news, views, and events regarding the PFRA community pastures in Saskatchewan. 

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Rangeland Monitoring Techniques - rain records, photo points

Rangeland Monitoring Techniques - rain records, photo points | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Video presents some easy ways for landowners to monitor the condition of their land over time.
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Local ranchers safeguard California's natural environments - Paso Robles Daily News

Local ranchers safeguard California's natural environments - Paso Robles Daily News | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
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Local ranchers safeguard California's natural environments
Paso Robles Daily News
Jack Varian (right) placed a conservation easement with California Rangeland Trust in 2001 to protect his land from development.
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Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change - KQED (blog)

Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change - KQED (blog) | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change KQED (blog) In her book, Ohlson recounts the fascinating stories of visionaries at the forefront of soil science and land management who are working to improve soil and rangeland...
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Genetic History of African Cattle Mapped, Origins Clarified : Animals ...

Genetic History of African Cattle Mapped, Origins Clarified : Animals ... | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
By analyzing the genetic history of 134 breeds of cattle from around the world, a team of researchers has revealed that ancient African cattle were first domesticated in the Middle East.

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49th Annual GSSA Congress: Advancing Rangeland Ecology and Pasture Management in Africa — Grassland Society of Southern Africa

The Annual Congress will be hosted by the Free State at Phillip Sanders Resort & Conference Centre in Bloemfontein.
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Registration is open for 49th GSSA Congress, July 20-25, 2014.

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Forget the Lawnmower, Hire Sheep - ideastream

Forget the Lawnmower, Hire Sheep - ideastream | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
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Forget the Lawnmower, Hire Sheep
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Embed Audio Download MP3. At a vacant lot in Cleveland, sheep are employed as urban “eco-mowers” -- part of a growing number of global initiatives to replace mowing with munching.

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Eliminating grazing won't reduce impact of climate change on rangeland, scientists say | Extension and Agricultural Research News

Eliminating grazing won't reduce impact of climate change on rangeland, scientists say | Extension and Agricultural Research News | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Eliminating grazing won't reduce impact of climate change on rangeland, scientists say http://t.co/UT24VCAT1p
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Rangeland Health Assessment: A Useful Tool for Linking Range Management and Grassland Bird Conservation?

Rangeland Health Assessment: A Useful Tool for Linking Range Management and Grassland Bird Conservation? | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Article Citation: Allison E. Henderson and Stephen K. Davis (2014) Rangeland Health Assessment: A Useful Tool for Linking Range Management and Grassland Bird Conservation?. Rangeland Ecology & Management: January 2014, Vol.
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Walt Fick presenting info on brush and weed control

Walt Fick presenting info on brush and weed control | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it

Walt Fick presenting info on rangeland brush & weed control at Jackson Co. Livestock Expo. http://t.co/Ghnmxp21WX

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US looking for ideas to help manage wild-horse overpopulation - Washington Post

US looking for ideas to help manage wild-horse overpopulation - Washington Post | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Washington Post US looking for ideas to help manage wild-horse overpopulation Washington Post The overcrowding, coupled with the drought plaguing the Southwest, has “severe impacts on the rangeland.
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Drought seriously impacting rangeland, cattle.

Drought seriously impacting rangeland, cattle. | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
The Bureau of Land Management has been tracking range conditions as the current drought lingers on. Drought conditions across the West have impacted rangelands, leaving little water and forage for ...
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Using Fire to Keep Rangelands Viable for Grazing

Using Fire to Keep Rangelands Viable for Grazing | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
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ARS scientists have found "prescribed fire" used in the summer was much more effective, particularly after a wet spring, at controlling the invasive weed purple threeawn and giving perennial, sod-forming grasses a chance to regrown on rangeland. 

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BLM and Forest Service announce 2014 grazing fee

BLM and Forest Service announce 2014 grazing fee | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
The Federal grazing fee for 2014 will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.35 per head month (HM) (BLM and Forest Service announce 2014 #grazing fee
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Rangeland management is key to surviving drought - Phys.org

Rangeland management is key to surviving drought - Phys.org | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Improved management adapted to changing rangeland conditions will be a key to surviving three back-to-back years of drought, according to Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service rangeland management ...
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Preserving livestock under threat - The Durango Herald

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Preserving livestock under threat
The Durango Herald
The sheep, a threatened breed, are descendants from Spanish sheep, but through the centuries, they have adapted to the arid Southwest and are able to live on rangeland.
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California Ranch Stewardship Project

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Researchers study effects of drought on state's Native American tribes | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Researchers study effects of drought on state's Native American tribes | Arizona Daily Wildcat | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
UA researchers are studying the impact that a severe drought in Arizona could have on the state’s Native American communities.

According to a recently published report by the U.S.

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California's Devastating Drought Isn't Going to Get Better Any Time Soon - Slate Magazine (blog)

California's Devastating Drought Isn't Going to Get Better Any Time Soon - Slate Magazine (blog) | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) California's Devastating Drought Isn't Going to Get Better Any Time Soon Slate Magazine (blog) A few of the impacts within the exceptional drought area include fallowing of land, wells running dry, municipalities considering...
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"...California hasn’t been this dry since around the time of Columbus, more than 500 years ago."

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The battle over Afghanistan's highland pastures | The Third Pole

The battle over Afghanistan's highland pastures | The Third Pole | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
“Livestock raising based on the extensive use of the rangeland resources is an essential component of the local farming system and a livelihood strategy for over 80% of Afghanistan's nearly 30 million people,” says the paper ...
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"...Rangelands constitute between 45 and 70% of Afghanistan’s land area."

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Rangelands West Partnership

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#AgImpact Website offers cutting-edge data on local, national, & global rangeland ecology & management @WyAgResearch http://t.co/p22NMb2eYi
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Monitoring of Livestock Grazing Effects on Bureau of Land Management Land

Monitoring of Livestock Grazing Effects on Bureau of Land Management Land | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Article Citation: Kari E. Veblen, David A. Pyke, Cameron L. Aldridge, Michael L. Casazza, Timothy J. Assal, and Melissa A. Farinha (2014) Monitoring of Livestock Grazing Effects on Bureau of Land Management Land.
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Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation | Royal Botanic Garden

Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation | Royal Botanic Garden | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
The Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation programme aims to relieve grazing pressure, while optimizing available rangeland and maximizing biodiversity. (Mustafa Shudeifat is speaking on Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation Mon.
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California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts, UC Davis study finds - Daily Democrat

Washington Post California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts, UC Davis study finds Daily Democrat "Multi-generation ranchers, who have been viable in this state for a long time, have a lot to tell us from their own experience," said...
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