Nebraska Range Short Course

Nebraska Range Short Course


Chadron State College Campus
Chadron, Nebraska

The Nebraska Range Short Course is designed to provide people who have backgrounds in range management, natural resources, or agriculture an opportunity to increase their knowledge and capacity in the field of range management. Consisting of a series of classroom and field sessions, it focuses on principles of range management for efficient, sustainable use of rangeland for multiple purposes.

Campus policy requires everyone to wear masks while in buildings and vehicles. 

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Eligibility

Individuals who are interested in improving their understanding of range management and have a general background in range or plant sciences (either through practical experience or formal education) will be eligible to apply for the short course.

The short course will be limited to the first 25 applicants who have registered for the class. Applicants who are not successful in obtaining a place in the short course will have their registration fee refunded in full and will be considered alternates for the short course. They will be given the first opportunity to apply for future range short courses.

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Course Topics

Plant identification, plant growth and development, rangeland soils, range inventory and monitoring methods, prescribed burning, rangeland restoration, ecosystem services, wildlife management, grazing management, and range livestock production.

Registration

Registration fee is $325 and includes educational materials, transportation associated with field trips and breaks.

Food and lodging can be arranged with Chadron State College. Lunch will be provided in the registration, but breakfast and dinner will be on your own.

 Enrollment limited to 25 participants.

Campus policy requires everyone to wear masks while in buildings and vehicles. 

Accomodations & Meals

Indicate your housing preference on the registration form.

Chadron State College Dormitories

Arrangements have been made for participants to obtain housing at the Chadron State College dormitories for $16.85 for double occupancy and $22.90 for a single per night. Dorms can provide linens at $6.50 per person, but it is recommended that you bring your own sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, towels and washcloths for the week. If you stay at the dorm, purchase of meals at the Student Center is encouraged on the first day of the course. This will be the most convenient and fits our schedule well.

Local Hotels

A block of rooms are available at Chadron Best Western (308-432-3305). Block available under: RANGELAND SHORT COURSE. Please call hotel to make reservations. Block pricing ends June 10, 2021.

Other hotels in the area include:

Classes will be held on the campus of Chadron State College.

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Course Credits

Credit available through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or Chadron State College.

16 Continuing Education Credits are available for the SRM “Certified Professional in Rangeland Management” program. You can register for CEU credits during the short course at Chadron.

College Credit Information
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Schedule

The week-long course is taught through a series of classroom and field sessions focusing on underlying principles of range management for efficient, sustainable use of rangeland for multiple purposes. The diversity of course topics include plant identification, plant growth and development, rangeland soils, range inventory and monitoring methods, prescribed burning, rangeland restoration, ecosystem services, wildlife management, grazing management and range livestock production.

2018 Schedule

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Instructors

Instructors for the Range Short Course include faculty from the University of Nebraska and Chadron State College, USDA/ARS, NRCS, U.S. Forest Service, and ranchers.

Contact

For more information contact:
Mitchell Stephenson
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 AVE I 
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-4939
308-632-1355
mstephenson@unl.edu