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The Landscape Toolbox – Rangeland Visualization & 3-D Symbol Library

The Landscape Toolbox – Rangeland Visualization & 3-D Symbol Library | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Landscape Toolbox: Rangeland Visualization & 3-D Symbol Library http://t.co/Lhq3fn8O75
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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.

Via John M Harper
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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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Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape - HPPR

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Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape
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Native Americans used fire to manage rangeland for thousands of years, but a 100-year burning hiatus followed settlement by Europeans of the North American heartland.
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Changes in the arid lands: the expanding rangeland - regional synthesis report and case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland | Humanitarian News

Changes in the arid lands: the expanding rangeland - regional synthesis report and case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland | Humanitarian News | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
This research study captures the enormous change ongoing in the arid lands in the aftermath of the drought and famine of 2011.
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Lessons from village land-use planning in Tanzanian rangelands ...

An Issue Paper released as part of the series “Making Rangelands Secure” – a learning initiative supported by ILC, IFAD, RECONCILE, IUCN-WISP and Procasur – suggests improvements to the village land use planning ...
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Rangeland Decision-making Processes Influence ... - The Westerner

Rangeland conservation programs are growing. The number of acres of land in the Western United States enrolled in conservation easements has outpaced land development since 1997. Understanding why ranchers ...
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Summary and comments on the article “Conservation Program Participation and Adaptive Rangeland Decision-Making” in the November 2013 issue of Rangeland Ecology and Management (Vol. 66, No. 6).

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Drought Pushes Communal Grazing Down - AllAfrica.com

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Drought Pushes Communal Grazing Down
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Rangeland conditions in the northern communal areas are deteriorating from the western drier zone, all the way to the eastern higher-rainfall areas.
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Sowing the Seeds for a Healthier Rangeland

Sowing the Seeds for a Healthier Rangeland http://t.co/YbuIe7X0qJ
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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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New Monitoring Systems on the Horizon for Rangelands

New Monitoring Systems on the Horizon for Rangelands | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 -- The authors of an article featured in Rangeland Ecology & Management provide an overview of strategies the Bureau of Land Management can use to streamline data collection and make land monitoring more...
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Rangeland Women: Progressing Their Communities around the World - PR Web (press release)

Rangeland Women: Progressing Their Communities around the World - PR Web (press release) | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Rangeland Women: Progressing Their Communities around the World
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An article featured in a special issue of Rangelands on women as change agents, provides an overview of 11 different presentations at a 2013 symposium.
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Rangelands Summit to discuss Wildlife, Wetlands, and Water ...

Rangelands Summit to discuss Wildlife, Wetlands, and Water ... | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
UC ANR - With California rangelands returning as little as $1 per acre per year, ranchers and grazing are being replaced not only by ranchettes and shopping.
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9th annual California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit, Jan. 21-22 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale, CA. The summit is sponsored by the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition and the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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Conservation program rewards growers for current practices - Capital Press

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Conservation program rewards growers for current practices
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On range land, a common enhancement is to move salt licks periodically to avoid overgrazing in specific areas, Fredericksen said.
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Winter rangeland management - Farm Talk

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Winter rangeland management
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According to Kraft, rangeland has made some recovery from recent drought, due to reduced stocking rates and an increase in moisture.
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Dorpers do better than merinos on NSW rangelands

Dorpers do better than merinos on NSW rangelands | Rangeland Scoops | Scoop.it
Dorpers perform better than merinos under rangeland conditions in western NSW because of their wider diet selection and their ability to digest low quality feed. (Ford V Holden. Dorpers V merinos. Dorpers come out in front.
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 "...the dorper is a 'rangeland vacuum cleaner'..."!

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