November 15, 2021

Hope on the Hardgrass: Social-ecological Lessons from the Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management Project in Colorado

This presentation will introduce the Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management (CARM) project and key social and ecological findings developed by the transdisciplinary research team over the past eight years. These include insights into the complexity of social learning, conservation/production trade-offs, and best practices for participatory grazing research methods, illustrating the value of building trust, connection to […]

August 30, 2021

Nebraska’s Grassland & Global Change: Key Questions for the Next Decade

David Wedin is a professor  in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he conducts research and teaches ecology and management in UNL’s grassland and forestry programs. Dave grew up in Iowa, visiting pasture and forage research across the state with his agronomist father. His undergraduate (St. Olaf College), graduate […]

March 30, 2020

Grasslands and the Herds that Graze Them Provide Critical Ecosystem Services

Cattle play a vital role out on the landscapes for grasslands. They mimic in many ways what historic bison used to do. That’s why we need cattle out on the landscape. Marshall Johnson Vice President Audubon Society The Audubon Society knows all about the important role livestock play in protecting grassland habitat for birds and […]

November 18, 2019

Grasslands May Adjust More Quickly to Warmer Winters

From the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, here’s some insight into what happens to carbon uptake by grasslands and forests as our climate continues to warm. As climate changes, Northeast winters are warming more rapidly than other times of the year. While this may mean favorable growing conditions start earlier […]

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