Welcome to the website of the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center and the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability
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The Beyond the Roundtable program is an educational series hosted at the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability located at the NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center, 8 miles east of Corona, NM. This five year program is funded by the CRLRC and our generous Industry Partners and Sponsors with no registration fee or cost for lunch. Online registration is required of attendees to facilitate meal planning and overall interest in programming offering. Please let our partners and sponsors know you appreciate them.
Available Resources for Plant ID and Management -- Friday, June 24, 2016 -- 10 am to 3 pm
NMSU has resources available to help you identify specific plants, as well as, information for control of invasive or toxic species. Printed and online resources, as well as, experts in specific fields of study are all part of filling the mission of NMSU Cooperative Extension in providing you answers to your questions.
About the Center
The Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is a 27,886-acre working ranch laboratory located near the geographical center of the state of New Mexico, just east of the village of Corona. Land within the research center is characterized by rolling hills alternating with undulating to flat areas with the elevation ranging from 5,720 to 6700 feet. A transitional area runs the length of the ranch with the southern half predominately pinon juniper woodland and the northern half described as a short grass prairie. The research center is operated by New Mexico State University's Animal and Range Sciences Department. Research programs, as well as graduate student studies are a major part of the research centers activities and are incorporated into the normal production cycle of the cattle and sheep commercial operations, a registered Angus seedstock herd, a native mule deer population and an introduced herd of pronghorn antelope.
Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability
The Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability (SWCRS) is the outreach arm of the CRLRC. The SWCRS is a multifunctional venue with multiple rooms to facilitate indoor and outdoor educational events and meetings. It also houses the offices and library of the CRLRC. Consisting of total sq. ft. that is made up of indoor meeting room, outdoor meeting area under roof, commercial kitchen, library/conference room. There are also a separate multi-room building adjacent to add additional meeting area. The center is located in a rural setting, overlooking the eastern foothills of the Gallinas Mountains in the Cibola National Forest. Adjacent to the center is miles of pinon-juniper forest and open grassland. The primary charge of the SWCRS is to facilitate outreach programs for the CRLRC, however it is available for use by interested parties.
Publications to assist New Mexico's ranchers, farmers, and homeowners cope with our current extreme drought conditions.
Shad Cox - Superintendent