Schedule of Events: Range Day
Brush and Weed ManagementPresenter: Greg Alpers
This session will highlight the importance of proper management and control of invasive species using examples of successful and not so successful treatments.
Plant IdentificationPresenter: Tim Haarmann, Tom Dean
This session will focus on knowing what plants participants have and most importantly, being able to classify those plants according to usefulness, as an integral part of success. Participants will learn the basis of proper plant identification to help them acquire a foundation of knowledge for investigative work in identification.
Monitoring Your RangelandPresenter: Nick Ashcroft
In this session participants will learn the importance of range monitoring, how to document plant species, and how this tool can help describe the health and condition of rangeland resources.
Land Owner's PerspectivePresenter: Tom Sidwell
This presentation is a land owner's view on how brush management works on the ground. What are the cost, the benefits and the realistic goals one can achieve by applying a combination of practices. Students will see first-hand the work done on one of New Mexico's premier ranches and its methodology.
Government PolicyPresenter: Nick Ashcroft
Participants will learn the different policies producers have to deal with in everyday production practices, their history, and methods of implementation.