About Learning from the Land
Learning from the Land is a Colorado State University-based research project with sites in northwestern Colorado, and one project site in Wyoming.
This research project uses rangeland monitoring data, local knowledge, stakeholder input, and literature to build state-and-transition models for project areas. The project started in 2013 and finished in 2016.
Topics covered in the research
- Landscape change and potential in Moffat County, CO
- Nitrogen cycling, and limitations on grass re-establishment in sagebrush
- Songbird and sage-grouse use of habitats in northwestern Colorado
- Studies on aspen decline in western Colorado
- Insects in sage-grouse habitat
- Success of re-seeding after white-top treatment
- Resources for engaging stakeholders in research processes
- The Handbook for Collaborative State-and-Transition Model Development has practical advice on how to apply collaborative processes in research, and how to meaningfully engage stakeholders. Includes example agendas, meeting facilitation ideas, and more.
- Multistakeholder Development of State-and-Transition Models: A Case Study from Northwestern Colorado – a meta-analysis of the benefits, challenges, and efficacy of using a collaborative process for this research project.
For more about this project, visit the Learning from the Land website, or contact Retta Bruegger at 970-988-0034.