An ArcGIS Online (AGOL) page containing historical and predictive maps developed by James Hatten of the USGS for the southwestern willow flycatcher habitat across the southwestern United States. The model outputs a range of probabilities for suitable and less suitable habitat in 20% probability classes. This project shows that the satellite model adequately predicts flycatcher habitat rangewide, but it lacks the ability to predict which patches will be occupied in a given year.
First published: 13 January 2019
On April 26th, 2018, Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative hosted a workshop focused on noxious weed management and land restoration. The purpose of the workshop was to educate landowners on the serious threat of noxious weeds to both the economy and environment of Las Animas County as well as techniques to restore their land. This presentation, by Lori Brown, discusses plant growth, forage supply and demand, carrying capacity and stocking rate, roots, and livestock production.
This document provides guidance on how rangeland monitoring tools, including remote sensing technology, can be used to improve rangeland management on a landscape scale.
Basic topics covered in this technical reference include riparian-wetland area attributes and processes, resource assessments and inventories of riparian-wetland areas, development of good resource management objectives, management strategy factors, grazing treatments, and collaborative monitoring. Examples of tools, techniques, and treatments are provided, but they do not represent all of the “tools in the toolbox” that are available to resource managers. Although the term riparian is used alone throughout this document, riparian-wetland area is implied.
The purpose of this publication is to describe the benefits of riparian areas and how they can be managed for better agricultural and wildlife production. Management described herein will focus on the Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah ecoregions of central and eastern Texas, which cover most of the Middle Trinity River basin. The recommendations given here should be viewed as a starting point for landowners who can then adapt the management plan to fit their specific property.
Employing livestock to manipulate vegetation is as old as grazing itself. Promoting grazing to manage vegetation as a paid service – typically called prescribed or targeted grazing – is a more recent phenomenon. As targeted grazing has gained a foothold in the land management arena, both research and experience have evolved to provide land managers and grazing service providers with more definitive tools for managing vegetation.
This presentation at the Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative workshop on July 19, 2016 was presented by Fred Raish.