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Promoting working landscapes and healthy rangelands through outreach and education.

Information for ranchers, land managers, educators, recreationalists, and others on rangelands and rangeland management.

Long-term forecasts & forage growth

Is it possible to use long-term forecasts before the growing season to predict forage growth? New research gives insight applying long term forecasts, like El Niño/ La Niña to forage growth predictions. This can be especially relevant in drought, when destocking early can prevent damage to rangeland resources and preserve financial health.

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Increasing the chance of seeding success

Dryland seeding has a high rate of failure, which makes restoration difficult. In 2021, we established two research plots in southwest Colorado to pair seeding with additional strategies to increase soil-moisture retention and ideally restoration success. The experiment lasts for 10 years.

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Drought Leadership Training

We can’t control drought. But we can change how it impacts our agricultural operations. Watch the webinars from the live training where you can learn technical skills and knowledge on using forecasts in drought planning, risk management in drought, and drought management strategies for livestock, range, and cropping systems.

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COVID-19 Impact

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