The Western Governors' Association hosted the webinar, Rangeland Management Strategies and Tools: Promoting Resiliency and Addressing Invasive Species, as part of the series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
The webinar examined new developments for increased resilience to the threats posed to western rangelands by invasive species, drought, wildfire and other stressors. Panelists discussed techniques that maintain high-quality rangeland plant communities in areas where they persist, and restore them in areas where they have declined.
The webinar was moderated by Jeremy Maestas, Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service.The panelists: Chad Boyd, Rangeland Ecologist, Research Leader, Burns, Oregon, USDA - Agricultural Research Service; Brian Mealor, Director, University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center; and Jay Kerby, Southeast Oregon Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy.
The Chairman's Initiative of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock enables states and land managers to share best practices and policy options for forest and rangeland management. (Learn more)
Watch recordings of other Chairman's Initiative webinars:
- Managing Electricity Reliability Risks on Forests and Rangeland
- The Future of Wild Horse and Burro Management: Challenges and Opportunities
- Land Management Conflict: Current Litigation and the Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution