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Chad Baldwin
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Wyoming Range Management School Bolsters Grazing Plan Development


May 23, 2014 — More than 27 sessions during the 2014 Wyoming Range Management School are designed to help increase understanding of premises used to develop grazing management plans.

The school, presented by the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management, is June 24-27 at the South Lincoln Training and Event Center in Kemmerer.              

In general, morning sessions are at the center, and afternoon sessions are field trips to surrounding areas.

“The school has been modified from prior years to include presentations about assessing riparian areas, the economics of managing for rangeland and livestock health, and allotment management planning,” says Windy Kelley, University of Wyoming Extension educator and president-elect of the Wyoming Section of SRM.

Each day has specific topics: Tuesday is “The Rangeland Resources”; Wednesday is “Managing Rangeland Harvesters”; Thursday is “Measuring Success: Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment”; and Friday is “Planning Livestock Grazing.”

Registration costs $200 for the first person and $100 for each additional person from the same ranch. The fee covers break refreshments, lunches and school materials. Session presenters, descriptions, lodging accommodations and other school details are at http://www.rangelands.org/wyoming.

Sponsors and presenters include those from UW Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Farm Credit Services of America and Wildlife Management Services of the Rockies LLC.

New presenters this year include Burke Teichert, BEEF magazine columnist and retired ranch manager; John Tanaka, head of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and Brian Mealor, extension weed specialist in the UW Department of Plant Sciences.

“The school has something to offer seasoned and unseasoned natural resource agency professionals and ranchers alike,” Kelley says.

For more information, contact Kelley at (307) 367-4380 or email her at wkelley1@uwyo.edu.

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