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Rangelands Publications & Resources

A Field Guide to Grasses and Grass-Like Plants of Idaho
Grasses and grass-like plants are key to the productivity, function and diversity of Idaho's rangelands, wetlands and forests. Learn to identify almost 100 plant species and understand the value of th . . . . . more details
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Backpack Guide to Idaho Range Plants
The landscapes of Idaho's vast rangelands are rich with diverse plant life that can intrigue the curious explorer and observant naturalist. This full-color guide is the ideal tool for learning to reco . . . . . more details
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Monitoring Populations of Sage-Grouse > PDF
Proceedings of a symposium at Idaho State University hosted by University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Discusses the importance of monitoring populations of animal species. The greater sage-gr . . . . . more details
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Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Field Guide > PDF
This condensed version of PNW 671, Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Technical Guide, contains pointers and suggestions for photo monitoring. Side 2 serves as a photo board template. Aut . . . . . more details

Photo Monitoring for Ranchers Technical Guide > PDF
Get started with photo monitoring of rangelands with this 8-step guide covering equipment, photo timing, site selection and identification, photography and photo boards, field notes, and photo storage . . . . . more details

Sage-Grouse Habitat in Idaho: A Practical Guide for Land Owners and Managers > PDF
This field guide describes in color photographs and drawings those habitat conditions favorable to each part of the greater sage-grouse life cycle. The contents reflect the habitat guidelines included . . . . . more details

Seven Popular Myths about Livestock Grazing on Public Lands, 2d edition > PDF
Provides factual, well-documented information on the harvest of livestock forage on western public lands. Its objective is to aid and promote decision-making based on facts, dispelling seven popular m . . . . . more details

Shrub-Steppe Vegetation of the East Fork and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Drainages
Authors describe nineteen shrub-steppe communities in the Middle Fork and East Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho. Blue bunch wheatgrass and Idaho fester occur as dominants or major subdominants througho . . . . . more details
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The Grazed-Class Method to Estimate Forage Utilization on Transitory Forest Rangelands
Provides background information and instructions for utilizing the Grazed-Class Method to monitor vegetation on transitory rangeland to ensure proper use of the resource and attainment of management o . . . . . more details
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Western Roots: Diving into a sagebrush sea of diversity > PDF
What may appear at first glance as a sea of sagebrush is in reality a complex and diverse ecosystem with a wide variety of plants and animals. The sagebrush steppe teems with life, but threats such as . . . . . more details
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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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