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The Nevada section of the Society for Range Management is a member-dependent professional organization that brings together multiple sectors of the rangeland management community to provide leadership for the stewardship of rangelands based on sound ecological and socioeconomic principles. Our goal is functioning and sustainable rangelands for the future.

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Progressive Rancher NV Section SRM Summer Tour Article

Read about the Nevada section Summer Tour (full article)

Join us at the annual UNR Agricultural Experiment Station Nevada Field Day !

The University of Nevada, Reno event features hands-on activities and information focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University’s Main Station Field Lab, 5895 Clean Water Way in Reno, near the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and Mill Street.   (link)

Stockmanship School Cottonwood Guest Ranch, O’Neil Basin Wells, NV October 11-14, 2018

Lead Stockmanship Instructor: Steve Cote.   Features Practical Presentations and Hands-on Experience.  Steve Cote specializes in teaching livestock handling for range and grazing lands management. He worked for 26 years helping farms and ranches with range and soil conservation with USDA. (registration)

 

Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing

Failing to manage wild herds in Western states, experts say, could have devastating effects on rangelands—and all of the animals that depend on them.The ecological consequences of poor grazing management in the desert ecosystems of the American West’s Great Basin can be severe. To find out how severe, I met Dr. Barry Perryman, rangeland ecology professor at the University of Nevada, at a dry water well near the 230,000-acre Fish Creek Complex Herd Management Area on public lands managed overseen by the Bureau of Land Management near Eureka, Nevada. (full article)

‘It’s gone, it’s gone:’ Nation’s largest wildfire in Nevada devastates ranches, sage grouse

The Martin Fire broke out in the morning hours of July 5th and ripped through dry vegetation to quickly become the largest blaze in the United States, the largest this season and the largest single fire in Nevada history. As of Wednesday night, the fire had burned in more than 439,000 acres, or about 686 square-miles, an amount of land more than twice the size of New York City. It has not only destroyed grazing areas but has damaged an ecosystem for the sage grouse, the bird that has been a focal point of political wrangling because of the impact of its possible inclusion on the endangered species list. (full article)

 

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