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2014-10-22 23:04:40

A special issue of Rangelands explores California's diverse plant and wildlife species. Meanwhile these articles address changes in agricultural production, land usage, and shifts by people from urban to rural areas all in an attempt to answer the question: "What does this mean for range management?" (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Rangelands—California’s rangelands feature an enormous diversity of plant and wildlife species. Identifying this diversity and how it influences the...

2014-10-20 12:23:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Rangeland Trust awarded the Stone Family of Yolo County the Conservationist of the Year Award at their yearly fundraiser, A Western Affair. The Rangeland Trust awards this honor to an individual or family that models sustainable conservation practices on ranchlands. For decades, the Stone Family has been blazing a trail in preserving natural resources and wildlife habitats on their 7,500-acre ranch, Yolo Land and...

2014-10-09 23:04:46

The authors of an article featured in Rangeland Ecology and Management discuss the long-term effects of prescribed burns, mowing, and herbicides on the environment within the mountain regions of the western United States. While these are important tools for managing healthy rangelands, they may be impeding the ecosystem's ability to recover from environmental stresses. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management – The best intentions may not always be...

changing rangelands
2014-08-21 03:15:30

Sandy Leander, ASU School of Life Sciences Half of the Earth’s land mass is made up of rangelands, which include grasslands and savannas, yet they are being transformed at an alarming rate. Woody plants, such as trees and shrubs, are moving in and taking over, leading to a loss of critical habitat and causing a drastic change in the ability of ecosystems to produce food – specifically meat. Researchers with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences led an investigation...

More People Means More Plant Growth
2014-07-02 03:36:12

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Ecologist Thomas Mueller uses satellite data to study how the patterns of plant growth relate to the movement of caribou and gazelle. The research sparked an idea: Would the footprint of human activity show up in the data? Mueller, of the University of Maryland in College Park (now at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt) teamed up with university and NASA colleagues to find out. Their new analysis shows that on a global scale, the presence of...

2014-06-16 23:00:32

An article featured in Rangelands discusses the practice of patch-burning and compares this technique to that of more traditional methods. However, after conducting a 3-year study, the authors concluded that there was no statistical difference in the cattles' body condition score (BCS) when measuring the patch-burning method against the traditional grazing methods. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 To keep order on rangelands, range managers must carefully monitor the grazing...

2014-05-20 23:05:24

Allen Press, Inc. co-publishing client the Society for Range Management won the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article from Association Media & Publishing. The winning article, published in Rangelands, centers on initiatives and innovations driven by agro-pastoral women in Kenya being shared with and inspiring communities of women in Ethiopia. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Allen Press, Inc., is pleased to announce that co-publishing client the Society for Range...

2014-05-19 23:04:40

An editorial published in Rangeland Ecology & Management marks the journal's 10th year of publication. With an increased focus on complex topics such as climate change, natural resource policy and more, the journal has seen strong growth in Impact Factor, number of published articles, and online views and downloads. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management– The Society for Range Management (SRM) celebrates 10 years of publication of the journal...

2014-04-22 12:32:53

How ranches safeguard California's natural environments SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Koopmann is every bit as protective of the endangered California tiger salamander that live on his 850-acre ranch in Sunol as he is of the cattle. Scott Stone is a loyal steward of thousands of acres of native grasslands and riparian habitats he helped restore on his beef ranch in Yolo County. Jack Varian is a fierce guardian of the water that runs over his V6...

2014-03-19 23:02:46

A study published in the current issue of Rangeland Ecology & Management investigates the correlation between human development and the dissemination of invasive plants. The researchers found a correlation, but also an unexpected effect of indirect human influence that allowed invasive plants to spread far beyond man-made centers. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management – Do invasive plant species follow human activity into remote rangelands? If...


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