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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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Building a Tradition of Adaptive Rangeland Management: Jack Southworth (Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series) > PDF
This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Sonia A. Hall, Tipton D. Hudson, Georgine G. Yo . . . . . more details
 

Building resilience through engagement: Brenda and Tony Richards - Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Sonia A. Hall, Tipton D. Hudson, K. Scott Jense . . . . . more details
 

Grazing management that achieves multiple-use goals, Russ Stingley (Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study series) > PDF
This publication is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study Series: Increasing resilience among ranchers in the Pacific Northwest. Authors: Tipton D. Hudson, Sonia A. Hall, J. Shannon Nei . . . . . more details
 

Invertebrate Pest Management for Pacific Northwest Pastures > PDF
Several species of insects (arthropods and gastropods) live in pastures of the Pacific Northwest, but unfortunately many of them can reduce its productivity. This well-illustrated publication describe . . . . . more details
 

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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Pasture and Range Plants that Endanger Livestock in Southwestern Idaho > PDF
This publication is a basic guide to thirty-five common toxic plants found in southwestern Idaho pastures and rangelands. Concise plant descriptions, paired with stunning photography, will help you to . . . . . more details
 
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Pasture Principles for Smaller Acreages > HTML
Ranchettes and small farms are cropping up in rural landscapes across Idaho, spurring demand for information on pasture management. This updated publication addresses the most common concerns (scripti . . . . . more details
 

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
 

Protecting and Landscaping Homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface > PDF
Despite the specter of climate change, housing developments in wildfire-prone communities (areas where houses sit within or directly adjacent to natural vegetation) have steadily increased since 1990. . . . . . more details
 
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Ranching in Harmony with the Land: Portraits of Stewardship > Video
Interested in running a ranch successfully? Right from the get-go, you need to understand that ranching requires great vision—an ability to balance animal health, plant diversity, and water quality wi . . . . . more details
 

Sage-Grouse Habitat in Idaho: A Practical Guide for Land Owners and Managers > PDF
The deterioration of sagebrush landscapes in the West has played a critical role in the decline of the greater sage-grouse. Containing color photography and natural history entries (like the grouse’s . . . . . more details
 

Seven Popular Myths about Livestock Grazing on Public Lands, 2d edition > PDF
By the 1990s, widespread disapproval of range policies prevailed, fueled largely by the general public’s lack of knowledge about the condition of the country’s rangelands. This early response from 199 . . . . . more details
 

Shrub-Steppe Vegetation of the East Fork and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Drainages
Blue bunch wheatgrass and Idaho fester are dominants or major subdominants in the shrub-steppe communities of the Middle Fork and East Fork along Idaho’s Salmon River. Learn more about nineteen of the . . . . . more details
 
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The Grazed-Class Method to Estimate Forage Utilization on Transitory Forest Rangelands
This publication provides background information and instructions for utilizing the Grazed-Class Method to monitor vegetation on transitory rangeland. Application of the method ensures the proper use . . . . . more details
 
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Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Field Guide > PDF
Sagebrush ecosystems in the northern Great Basin are threatened by encroaching juniper and invasive annual grasses. This guide presents a simplified framework to help land managers assess and monitor . . . . . more details
 
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Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Manager’s Guide > HTML
Sagebrush ecosystems in the northern Great Basin are threatened by encroaching juniper and invasive annual grasses. This guide presents a simplified framework to help land managers assess and monitor . . . . . more details
 
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Western Roots: Diving into a sagebrush sea of diversity > HTML
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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