June 14, 2008

Rangeland Seminar Set Thursday

By Greeley Tribune, Colo.

Jun. 14--postedu

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland will host a Cooperative Range Monitoring Seminar Thursday for those who have permits on the national forests and other interested participants.

The seminar will include hands-on instruction in range monitoring methods covering range condition, forage production and identification of common plants. It will be an opportunity for those with U.S. Forest Service grazing permits and all other interested individuals to learn techniques used by national forest officials.

The intent of the training is to encourage more cooperative rangeland management in the future.

Instructors and speakers are being provided by USDA's Agricultural Research Service, Weld County Extension, Colorado State University and an award winning forest service permit owner. Other cooperating organizations include the West Greeley Conservation District of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and the Long-Term Ecological Research Station of Colorado State University near Nunn, where the training will take place.

About 40 individuals are expected to attend the event.

For more information, call Randy Reichert of the Pawnee National Grassland Range staff (970) 346-5006 or Nehalem Breiter at (970) 346-5008.


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