Nebraska Range Short Course 2018 Schedule

SCHEDULE

June 18-22, 2018
Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska

Monday, June 18
Rangeland Resources

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Introduction and Welcome
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Field Trip: Plant Identification and Range Soils – Perlinski, Stephenson, Turk
1:00 – 1:45 pm Geology and Hydrology of the Northern Great Plains – Turk
1:45 – 2:45 pm Range Soils – Turk
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:45 pm Range Plant Physiology, Growth, and Structure – Redfearn
Evening Rangeland Issues & Discussion – Wedin

Tuesday, June 19
Conservation and Assessment

7:50 – 8:00 am Quiz
8:00 – 9:00 am Grassland Conservation – Wedin
9:00 – 10:00 am Prescribed Burning - Whisenhunt
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Ecological Sites, Rangeland Health, and Range Condition - Perlinski, Bishop
1:00 – 4:30 pm Field Trip: Rangeland Assessment - Staff
Evening Twilight Tour

Wednesday, June 20
Managing Rangeland

7:50 – 8:00 am Quiz
8:00 – 9:00 am Rangeland Ecology – Stephenson
9:00 – 10:00 am Managing Rangelands for Heterogeneity – W. Schacht
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:15 am Habitat Management for Wildlife – Field
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Conservation Easements – E. Schacht
1:00 – 4:30 pm Field Trip: Public Land Management and Vegetation Measurements - Pine Ridge Ranger District Staff
Evening Plant ID Test

Thursday, June 21
Grazing and Livestock

7:50 – 8:00 am Quiz
8:00 – 9:00 am Balancing Forage Supply and Demand – Volesky
9:00 – 10:00 am The Cattle Production Cycle – Jenkins
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Livestock Grazing Strategies – W. Schacht
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Beef Production Systems – Jenkins
1:00 – 5:30 pm Field Trip: Grazing Systems, Livestock Management, Meadow Management – Jenkins, Stephenson, Troester, Volesky
Dinner Off Campus
Evening Open

Friday, June 22
Wrap-Up

8:00 – 9:00 am Rangeland Insect Ecology – Bradshaw                                                                                 
9:00 - 10:00 am Prairie Restoration – Mitchell
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15–11:15 am Final Exam

2016 Nebraska Range Short Course