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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
 

Ranching in Harmony with the Land: Portraits of Stewardship > Video
Good stewardship requires great vision . . . an ability to see beyond the needs of today to recognize the potential of tomorrow. Conscientious ranchers share that commitment to the future and to live . . . . . 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
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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