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Technical Sessions

Climate Variation & Drought

Ecosystem Restoration

Fire on Rangelands

Grazed Ecosystems

Invasive Species

Measuring & Monitoring Ecosystems

Outreach & Education

Range Livestock Production & Behavior

Rangeland Habitat Diversity

Rangeland Plants & Ecosystems

Remote Sensing & UAV Applications

Restoration Tools & Approaches

Riparian & Meadow Ecosystems

Socio-Economic-Ecological Systems

Soil Carbon, Nutrients & Communities

Wildlife Habitat & Management

Tools & Technologies

Temperate U.S. Rangelands to Experience Earlier Greenup and Senescence in the Future

Shrub (Prosopis velutina) Recruitment in Sonoran Grasslands: Precipitation, Not Herbaceous Cover, Matters Most

Effects of Climate Variability on the Dynamics of Rangeland Vegetation and Productivity in the Western US

Contrasting Outcomes of Winter and Summer Climate Change Forcings on Caribou Forage in Northern Alaska

Grass-Cast: An Experimental Grassland Productivity Forecast

Quantification of the Ecological Resilience of Texas Drylands in Response to the Extreme Drought of 2011

Effects of Growing Season Aridity and Grazing Seasonality on Chihuahuan Desert Perennial Grass Production

Drought Alters Soil Seed Bank Composition Within a Sagebrush Community: Decreasing Native Forb Seeds and Increasing Invasive Grass Seeds

On the Right Side of the Hill: A Socioecological Analysis of Extreme Weather Events in the Nebraska Sandhills

A Century of Weather Variability in a Texas Semi-Arid Rangeland: Effects on Management of Biotic and Abiotic Processes

Assessing Grazing Strategies to Cope with Multi-Year Drought in Northern Mixed Prairie

Long-Term Declining Trends in Chihuahuan Desert Forage Production in Relation to Stocking Rates and Climate

Practical Management Solutions for Changing Local Precipitation Patterns

Ways of Improvement of Degraded Pastures in the Foothill and Mountain Zone of the Shakhrisyab District

RestoreNet: An emerging restoration network reveals controls on seeding success across western drylands

Plant and Soil Response to Irrigation, Fertilization, and Mowing on Agricultural Fields

Finding the Sweet Spot for Control: Age and Growth Rate Relationships of Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in Eastern South Dakota

Effects of Salt-Impacted Soil on Native Seed Imbibition and Germination

Science-Management Information Gaps and Solutions for Surface Management of Oil and Gas in the Intermountain West

Using Conservation Planning Software to Optimize Conifer Treatment in Sage-Grouse Habitat Within the Great Basin

Understory Vegetation Change Following Woodland Reduction Varies by Plant Community Type and Seeding Status: A Region-Wide Assessment of Ecological Benefits and Risks

Promoting Rangeland Health in Southeastern British Columbia, Canada, Through Invasive Plant Control and the Re-Establishment of the Native Plant Community

How You Chop Matters: Plant and Mule Deer Responses to Tree Removal by Three Methods

Oil and Gas Reclamation on US Public Lands: How It Works and Improving the Process with Land Potential Concepts

Restoring Arid and Semi-Arid Rangeland Soil Microbial Communities and Belowground Ecosystem Function: Surface Coal Mine Reclamation

Establishing Native C4 Tallgrasses on Degraded Rangeland in Central South Dakota

Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative Partnership

The Land Treatment Exploration Tool: A Practical Resource for Managers Planning Rehabilitation and Restoration Actions

Costs and Benefits of Pinyon-Juniper Removal for Public and Private Land Managers: A Case Study in Central Nevada

Contemporary Techniques Used to Address Soil Compaction on Reclaimed Grasslands

Plant Community Dynamics on a Restored Fracking Pond

Using Targeted Grazing to Mitigate Wildfire Risk by Reducing Fine Fuel Loads in British Columbia’s Wildland/Urban Interface

Cattle Grazing Reduces Fine Fuels and Wildfire Intensity in California Rangelands

The Effects of Grass Invasion and Fire Severity on Acacia koa Regeneration

Wildfire Negatively Impacts Greater Sage-Grouse: A Before-After-Control-Impact-Paired-Series Assessment

Fuel Break Effectiveness Linked to Accessibility, Environmental Conditions, and Treatment Type in a Retrospective Assessment of Wildfires Across the Western U.S.

Monitoring the Effects of Fire on Plant Communities and Wildlife Use in the Southern Great Plains

Sage-Grouse Response to Wildfire: Analyses of Range-Wide Effects and Relationships Between Sage-Grouse Demography and Underlying Post-Fire Sagebrush Recovery Processes

Effects of fire energy on resprouting vigor of Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)

Patch-Burn Grazing Extends Flower Availability and Synchrony in Rangelands

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) Response to Vegetative Changes Wrought by Season of Prescribed Fire in a Semi-Arid Savanna Ecosystem

Mismatches in Prescribed Fire Awareness and Implementation in Oklahoma, USA

Effects of Pyric-Herbivory on Plant Community Dynamics in the Northern Mixed-grass Prairie

Shifting Savanna Stability: Assessing Semi-Arid Grassland Dynamics via Experimental Manipulations of Fire Disturbance and Non-Native Herbivore Impacts

Gulf Cordgrass Community Vegetation Response to a 3-Year Fire Return Interval of Winter and Summer Prescribed Burning

Small Mammal Community Responses to Fire and Grazing in the Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie

Contrasts in Vegetation Mineral Content with Patch-Burn Grazing

Harvest and Grazing Efficiency of Forage Grazed by Cattle on the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Investigating the Effects of Different Harvesting Intensities on Forage Production in Sahand Rangelands of Eastern Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management, Multi-paddock Rotational Grazing, and the Story of the Regrazed Grass Plant

Livestock and Prairie Dog Impact on Plant Community Production and Composition Across Three Ecological Sites

Sustainable Cattle Ranching as a Woody Encroachment Management Tool in the Temperate Savannas of the Southern Cone of South America

Testing Management-Intensive Cattle Grazing as a Restoration Tool in Semi-Arid Rangelands

Why Do Western U.S. Rangeland Managers Continue to Struggle with Reducing Wild Horse Populations?

Recovery of the Herbaceous Component of Sagebrush Steppe Unimpeded by 75 Years of Moderate Cattle Grazing

Replicating Grazing Modeling Experiments: Challenges and Opportunities for New Insights

Texas Wintergrass Physiological Responses to Targeted Grazing and Microsite Location

Arizona Extension Rangeland Monitoring Programs

Quantifying Growing-Season Competition Between Prairie Dogs and Cattle in Shortgrass Steppe

Grazing for Biodiversity in Central California: Hands-on and Science-Based Range Management

777 Bison Ranch South Dakota Excellence in Range Management Award Winner 2019

A Preliminary Evaluation of Beef Water Footprint Values on Long-Term Light, Medium, and Heavy Grazed Rangeland

Monitoring Sandhills Rangelands: Evaluating Difference in Plant Community Dynamics Across Ranch Management Strategies

Photosynthetic pigment content of Artemisia diffusa in response to different grazing intensities in rangelands of Uzbekistan

Testing a Management Strategy That Is Affordable, Effective, and Results in Profits and Improved Ecology

Simultaneous prediction and mapping of 30m multiple exotic grass species percent cover over Western U.S. rangelands.

Effects of Elaeagnus angustifolia in South Dakota

Plant Invasions and the Potential for Fire Regime Change in the Southern Rockies and Colorado Plateau

Fine Fuels Management to Improve Wyoming Big Sagebrush Plant Communities Using Dormant Season Grazing

The Insidious Nature of Kentucky Bluegrass: Exploring Private Landowners’ Beliefs and Attitudes

Wild Licorice Control Following Herbicide Application at Two Growth Stages in Mixedgrass Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Impact of Eastern Red Cedar Canopy Cover on Herbaceous Forage Biomass in South-Central South Dakota

Species Distribution Modeling for Lehmann’s Lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) Under Future Climatic Models

Ecologically Based Weed Management in Rangelands

Response of Seeded Species to Three Common Herbicides Used for Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum) Control

INHABIT: A Web Application to Deliver Habitat Suitability Models and Bridge the Scientist-Practitioner Divide

Western Juniper Control in Northeastern California

Slowing the Invasive Grass-Fire Cycle in Rangelands of the Southwestern U.S.

Effects of Indaziflam Treatment on Seed Bank Density and Richness in a Sagebrush-Grassland Plant Community in Sublette County, WY US.

Annual Imazapyr Application Effects on Old World Bluestem and Native Vegetation

The Evaluation of Herbicides for the Management of King Ranch and Kleberg Bluestems in South Texas

Novel Perennial Grass Fertilization Strategies for Inducing Allelopathic Responses in Annual Grasses

Response of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) to Prescribed Burning and Cattle Grazing

LandPKS for Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring – New Features and Future Directions

Trends of Fractional Rangeland Components Across a 1985-2020 Time-Series

Evaluation of the Environmental Potential Use of Nutrient-Rich Ash Residuals as a Fertilizer in Soil

What’s Happening to the Growing Season? Evaluating Changes to Vegetation Phenology Across the Northwestern Plains

The Last Remaining Intact Grasslands on Earth

Monitoring Grassland Phenology: Relating Vegetation Characteristics to NDVI to Provide Near-Real Time Rangeland Assessments Throughout the Growing Season

Assessing the Impacts of Scale on Estimates of Grazing Intensity Derived From Livestock Global Positioning System Collars

Quantifying Aspects of Land Health at Watershed Scales in Colorado Using Broadscale Data

An Explicit Estimate of US Carbon Stocks on Indigenous Lands in the CONUSA

Combining Forage Production Models wWith Summer Climate Scenarios

A Quantitative and Mappable Soil-Geomorphic Framework for Ecologically-Based Management Units

A UAS-Based Protocol for Monitoring Stream and Riparian Restoration at the Reach Scale

New Possibilities for Large-Scale Tracking of Management Outcomes in Rangelands

Monitoring and Management for Sustainable Populations of Blue and Valley Oaks

The Next Evolution of California’s Ranch Water Quality Planning Program

The State of Rangeland Plant ID Education in North America

Investigating Rangeland Systems and Practices: Enhancing Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum in South Dakota

Building an Interactive Pedagogy in an Emergency On-Line Educational Environment: Taking the Opportunity to Creatively Rethink Meeting Educational Objectives

Remote Delivery of Field Experiences in Soil Sciences – the Good, the Bad, and the Reality We’re In

Agricultural Undergraduate Students’ Perception of Remote Learning: Survey Results from Six Land Grant Universities

Range Docs: A New Library for Key Rangelands Technical Documents

Counting M&Ms – A Delicious Way to Teach Natural Resource Monitoring and Vegetation Measurement.

Adoption of Digital Learning Tools in Field-Based Natural Resource Courses

New Assignment for Novel Learning Environments

Range Curricula Inspired by Place-Based Learning Communities and Generous Guest Speakers

Virtual Fencing for Precision Grazing Management

Grazing Patterns, Diet Quality, and Performance of Cow-Calf Pairs Grazing Growing Season Shortgrass Prairie in the Texas Panhandle Using Continuous or High Stocking Density Grazing.

Can Early Weaning Calves of First-Calf Heifers Improve Long-Term Herd and Financial Performance in a Vertically-Integrated Beef Production System? a Case-Study Application Using System Dynamics

The Stocker Steer Quandary: When to Market?

Livestock Weight Gain Responses of Managing for Short Vegetation Structure in Shortgrass Steppe: Benefits of Adaptive Management?

Rangeland Cow Body Condition as Determined by FNIRS/Nutbal in the Edwards Plateau of Texas.

Landscape Use of Angus Crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo Cattle on Desert Rangeland

Dam-Offspring Pairing Using Proximity Loggers Fitted on Raramuri Criollo Cows and Calves Grazing Desert Rangeland

The Importance of Proper Vitamin and Mineral Supplimentation of Beef Cattle on Rangeland

Feeding Habits of Brangus and Raramuri Criollo Cows Grazing Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland

Effect of Preconditioning Diet on Subsequent Juniper Consumption in Mature Female Goats.

The Interaction of Prenatal Stress and Translocation to an Unfamiliar Landscape on Grazing Behavior in Brahman Heifers

The Grass Is Greener in the Burned Patch: Livestock Responses to Variable Forage Nutritive Value on Patch-Burn Grazing Pastures in North Dakota

Is Sagebrush for the Birds?

A Grass Fly’s [conioscinella Nuda (Diptera: Chloropidae)] Preference Among Four Native Warm-Season Grasses

Grazing System and Legacy Effects of Cultivation on Soil Microbial Diversity in the Canadian Prairie.

The Biodiversity Attributes of Sandsage Prairie Rangelands

Landscape Prioritization for Bird-Friendly Ranching Using Hierarchical Models

Ecological Implications of Plant Secondary Metabolites – Phytochemical Diversity Can Enhance Agricultural Sustainability

Technology to Support Land Manager Decision-Making – Using the LandPKS “Habitat” Module to Improve Land Resilience and Wildlife Habitat

Maintaining Rangeland Productivity while Protecting Rare Native Prairies in Western WA

Time Since Fire and Livestock Species Influence Butterfly Populations in Post-Conservation Reserve Program Landscapes

Shelterbelt Use and its Effect on Honey Bee Colony Health in the Northern Great Plains

Are All Floral Resources Equal? Characterizing the Bee Communities Utilizing Exotic Floral Resources in the Northern Great Plains

Promoting Aspen Recruitment via Livestock Reduction Is Contingent on Wild Ungulate Presence in Semi-Arid Rangelands

Linking Plant, Insect, and Bird Responses to Grazing on Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Comparing Floral Resources between Native Prairie and Seeded Old Fields on the Pacific Northwest Bunchgrass Prairie

Topographic Effects on the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Seedbed Microclimate: Potential Contributions to Resistance and Resilience.

Reproduction of Ecotypes of Kochia prostrata with the Use of Biotechnologically Active Products

Results of Study of Development and Productivity of Secale Cereale in Desert Conditions

Predicting Fecundity of Perennial Graminoids Using Plant Traits in Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests

Drought and Herbivory Impacts on Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis in Eastern Wyoming Sagebrush Steppe

Effects of temporal variability on plant community response to interactions between prescribed fire, soil disturbance and water addition.

Increasing Rocky Mountain Juniper on southwestern Montana Landscapes: Encroachment or State Change?

Rangeland Seed Bank Dynamics: An Interpretive Model for Understanding How Soil Properties Influence Soil Seed Bank Suitability

Biomass Production and Temporal Stability Are Similar in Switchgrass Monoculture and Diverse Grassland

Looking at Rangelands in the Great Basin and Intermountain West Through Different Lenses: Revisiting Ideas Presented by Mack and Thompson (1982)

Variable Topsoil Depths: Returning Heterogeneity to Reclaimed Grasslands

Evaluation of Morphological Traits of 14 Alfalfa Populations for Persistence in Rangelands

Geospatial Analysis of the Pattern, Dynamics and Human/climate-Induced Drivers of Savanna Transition and Savannization in Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria

Comparison of Willow (Salix spp.) Metrics Collected with Ground-Based Sampling Methods and a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

An Operational Approach to Forage Mass Estimation Using Drones

Using Targeted Training Data to Develop Site Potential for the Upper Colorado River Basin

Developing Spectral Signatures for South Texas Grasses Using Uav Mounted Multispectral Sensors

Predicting Diet Quality and Cattle Weight Gains From Satellite Time Series

Tracking the Above- and Belowground Phenology and Physiological Response of Sorghum Bicolor to High-Sodic Conditions Using Optical and Radar Ranging Technologies in Fallon, NV

Using Lidar to Estimate Herbaceous Understory Biomass in Southwestern Conifer Forests

Pasture Biomass Estimation using UAV Lowest Point Analysis

A Pilot Study to Estimate Crude Protein in Tanglehead Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Semi-Arid Rangelands

Identifying Spectral Signatures for Bunch Grasses Using UAV Mounted Multispectral Sensors

Before-and-After Change Detection of the Effect of Dormant Season Grazing by Sheep on the 3-D Structure and Biomass of an Annual Invasive’s Fuel Bed Characteristics

Effectiveness of Aerial and Plug Seeding of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) after the Henry’s Creek Fire

Response of Sagebrush Steppe Plant Species to Commercial and Early Seral Mycorrhizal Inoculation

Forb Common Garden Research to Inform Seed Transfer Guidance for Restoration

Seed Traits Impact Ant-Seed Predation Rates on Rangelands in the US Southwest

Perennial Grass Establishment Following Fall and Spring Imazapic Applications

Initial Seeded Perennial Grass Emergence Following the Application of Rejuvra™

Susceptibility of Native Annual Forbs to Indaziflam and Imazipic.

The Effects of Competition, Transplant Age, and Timing of Planting on Success of Wyoming Big Sagebrush Transplants.

Using Deep Furrows to Improve Seeding Success in Bromus tectorum Invaded Areas

Variety Selection of Six Common Tallgrass Prairie Species for Restoration in Northeast Texas

Establishment of Sagebrush for Restoration of Agricultural Lands

Interseeding Shrubs on Grass Dominated Mule Deer Winter Ranges Using a Scalper

Improving Dryland System Restoration with Novel Fungicide Seed Coating Technologies

Seedling Defoliation Can Influence Survival of Perennial Grasses in the Great Basin, but Timing matters

Staggered Seed Trial for Rangeland Restoration

Wet Meadow Habitat Responses to Variation in Grazing Management Practices: Balancing Habitat Requirements of Greater Sage-Grouse with Livestock Production

Using Grazing Timing and Duration to Manage Water Quality in Rangeland Streams

Low-Tech Process Based Restoration in Prairie Systems: A Test and Demonstration Project in Western South Dakota’s Headwater Prairie Streams

Soil Carbon Response to Grazing Intensity on Nebraska Sandhills Meadows.

Mink Creek Water Quality – an E.coli Mystery Solved with DNA

Upland Meadow Phenology: Grazing Effects and Their Influence on Sage-Grouse Food Sources

Ranchers, Beavers, and Stream Restoration on Western Rangelands

US Forest Service National Riparian Areas Base Map

Defining and Measuring Success of Collaborative Efforts: Lessons Learned from the Results Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resilience (ROGER) Group’s First Five Years

Comparison of Ranchers’ and BLM Specialists’ Ecological Indicators in Southern Idaho.

Assessment of Some Factors Influencing Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Kenya

Conflict, Collaboration, and Conservation: Multiple Use Management in the Thunder Basin Ecoregion (TBER)

Risk & Conservation: Exploring the Relationship Between Livestock Producer Risk and Conservation Programs

Hunt, Gather, Fish, Graze: Conceptualizing US Public Lands as Food Systems

Lived Experiences of Lakota, Navajo, Hispana y Chicana Women Ranchers in the Western US: Successes, Challenges, and Motivations

Social-Ecological Impacts of Invasive Annual Grass Cover and Rural Community Change Over Time in the Northern Great Basin

Agricultural Identities and Rural Change: Applying Identity Theory to the Experiences of Livestock Producers in Northeastern Colorado

Social Perceptions of Southern Arizona Grasslands and the Societal Benefits They Provide

“Governing the Commons:” Beliefs, Values and Group Cohesion in the Sheyenne Valley Grazing Association

Evaluating Factors that Motivate Private Investment in Grassland Protection and Improve Grassland Productivity in Northwestern China

Enhancing Livestock Production Efficiency in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China: Insights from an Economic Analysis

Conservation Management Models: Identifying Elements of Conservation Leases and Land Management Styles That Promote Wildlife Abundance Using Community Engaging and Capacity Building Surveys That Are Resilient and Scalable.

Application of a Conceptual Model of Science Integration Into Public Land Decision-Making as a Foundation for Institutional Efforts to Bridge the Science-Management Gap

Ranchers and Land Managers Want More Research and Extension to Better Manage Rangeland Oaks: Responses to a Survey

Adaptive Management to Improve Grassland Productivity and Household Welfare in Northwestern China

Towards a Collaborative Rancher-Extension-Research Future: A Case Study From Western North Dakota

Measuring Soil Nitrogen and Moisture Depletion at a Distance Gradient from Perennial Bunchgrasses

Residual Effects of Ivermectin as a Parasiticide on Soil Nutrient Cycling, Plant Biomass, and Dung Beetle Abundance

Exploring the Plant Microbiome: Using NGS Technology to Investigate a Prairie Plant Endophyte Community

Effects of Different Functional Types and Extreme Rainfall Events on the Carbon Flux and Biomass in a Northern Great Plains Mixed Grassland

Soil Responses to Eastern Red Cedar Encroachment and Prescribed Fire in South-Central South Dakota

The Role of Land Management on Soil Microbial Communities for Climate Change Mitigation

A Review and Synthesis of Carbon Dynamics in the Sagebrush Steppe

Mixing Plant Litter with Soil Enhances Its Decomposition in Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem

Cattle Stocking Rates Have Greater Impact on Soil Carbon Than Climate in Mixed Grassland of Saskatchewan, Canada

Carbon Stocks and Nutrient Availability Under Shrub, Grass-Forb, and Tussock Vegetation in a New Zealand High-Country Rangeland

Soil Microbes Support the Use of Patch-Burn Grazing on Semi-Arid Grasslands in the Northern Great Plains

Soil Biogeochemistry and Grass-Forb Associations in the New Zealand High Country

The Effect of Brush Canopy Coverage on Trap Site Success for Northern Bobwhites

Bobwhite Response to Cattle Grazing in South Texas

Bison Diet in Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Preliminary Analysis of Long-Distance Winter Migration of Greater Sage Grouse

Population Trends and Distributional Changes: Water Availability Influences Bi-State Greater Sage-Grouse in a Stochastic Environment

Free-roaming Horses Disrupt Greater Sage-Grouse Lekking Activity in the Great Basin

Horse Trading for Grouse: Exceeding Appropriate Management Levels Adversely Affects Sage-Grouse Populations

Evaluating the Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella for Grassland Birds in Northeastern Wyoming

Temperature and Fire Management Interact to Influence the Thermal Landscape for a Terrestrial Turtle

Assessing the Impacts of Mid-Contract Management on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Use of Conservation Reserve Program Lands

Grazing by Grizzlies: Forage Selection and Associated Endocrine Profiles in an Omnivore.

The Importance of Fire Severity for Bighorn Sheep Habitat Restoration

Human Policy Influences Roosting Ecology of An Imperiled Prairie Grouse

Analysis of Survey Methodologies for Wintering Rio Grande Wild Turkey in Cross Timbers and Post Oak Savannah Ecoregions.

A Web-Based Tool to Assess Sage Grouse Habitat

Diet Composition of Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) Using Stool Microhistology Technique

Simulation Model of Vicuñas Population Dynamics in Changing Environmental and Management Scenarios

Open Range Consulting: Featuring the Tools of Earth Sense Technology

A Survey of Decision Support Tools for the Beef Cattle Industry

US National Vegetation Classification (USNVC) Helps Partners Collaborate on Landscape Management

Western Juniper: Spatial and Temporal Canopy Cover Analysis

A Piosphere Tool: Validating Predicted Cattle Distributions

Expanding the Monitoring Toolbox

Engaging producers and monitoring change using 30 years of fractional cover data across Australia