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Nevada Range Management workshop set for Winnemucca

Posted 9/6/2007

A Nevada Range Management School workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Winnemucca from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop, modified from a Colorado-based program, uses science, collaboration and common sense to help ensure healthy, sustainable and productive rangelands for wildlife, recreation and other uses.

"This workshop, focusing on sustainability, is designed to put ranchers and agency range conservationists on the same page," said Kent McAdoo, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist.

The event curriculum includes information on: grass growth and physiology; principles of timing and duration of grazing; grazing plan strategies; riparian area management; grazing response index; animal nutrition; livestock behavior; ranch management examples; and monitoring by permittees.

Teaching partners in this educational program include the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service; University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; and the Nevada ranching industry.

Funding and promotional assistance for the Nevada Range Management School curriculum and workshops has been provided by Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA), Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE), Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Nevada Rangeland Resources Commission, Central Committee of Nevada State Grazing Boards, USDA Risk Management Agency, Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group (NNSG) and Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants will meet at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office location in Winnemucca on Sept. 11. A supplementary field trip for the program is pending for the following day. To RSVP, please contact Kent McAdoo at 775-738-1251 or mcadook@unce.unr.edu, or Connie Beck at 775-623-6304 or beckc@unce.unr.edu .

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