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Public Demands On Intensive Grassland Systems And Agri-Environmental Policies Of Oecd Members, Alain Peeters May 2020

Public Demands On Intensive Grassland Systems And Agri-Environmental Policies Of Oecd Members, Alain Peeters

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques For Forage Production Assessment And Management Of Northern Chhattisgarh In India, Nur Salim Ekka, S. K. Gupta Feb 2020

Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques For Forage Production Assessment And Management Of Northern Chhattisgarh In India, Nur Salim Ekka, S. K. Gupta

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

Grasslands play a vital ecological and environmental role in global carbon balance and climate change. In the prairie provinces of Canada, grasslands occupy approximately 25 M ha of the land base and provide a valuable resource to the multi-billion dollar cattle industry. In recent years, remote sensing technology has been applied for estimating the fractional cover of arid grasslands and savannah ecosystems (Asner and Heidebrecht, 2003; Marsett et al. 2006; Guerschman et al., 2009). Grassland, a specific ecosystem, occurs naturally on all continents excluding Antarctica (White et al., 2000). Remote sensing imagery needs to be converted into tangible information which ...


Planning For The Peel Food Zone, Heather M. Percy Feb 2020

Planning For The Peel Food Zone, Heather M. Percy

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The Planning for the Peel Food Zone project is part of Phase 1 of the Transform Peel initiative.Transform Peel is intended to be a ‘disruptive’ long-term program that supports economic growth, diversification and creates jobs in the Peel region. Transform Peel recognises the importance of protecting the internationally recognised waterways and wetlands of the Peel–Harvey Estuary and aims to halve the nutrient loads entering its waterways from the surrounding catchment.

The $49.3 million Phase 1 program for Transform Peel comprises three main components: Peel Food Zone; Peel Integrated Water Initiative; Peel Business Park.

This report summarises the ...


Taking It To The Road: Utah Biochar Workshops Increase Knowledge And Lead To Behavior Change, Megan Dettenmaier, Lauren Dupey, Darren Mcavoy Feb 2020

Taking It To The Road: Utah Biochar Workshops Increase Knowledge And Lead To Behavior Change, Megan Dettenmaier, Lauren Dupey, Darren Mcavoy

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This fact sheet describes attitude and behavior changes that have resulted from attending the statewide biochar workshop program. By administering surveys 6 to 8 months following workshops, authors learned that attendees were making biochar and biochar kilns, and that attitudes about biochar remained positive.


The Changing Face Of The Wildlife Profession: Tools For Creating Women Leaders, Wendy S. Anderson Jan 2020

The Changing Face Of The Wildlife Profession: Tools For Creating Women Leaders, Wendy S. Anderson

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Women continue to be underrepresented in the natural resource sciences arena, including the field of wildlife biology. The gender gap widens further with advancement to higher level positions. This paper explores potential reasons behind the lack of women in leadership and the array of challenges that women may face in their career paths. A variety of tools are proposed to support and encourage career advancement for women. Studies show that organizations with higher numbers of women in leadership roles perform better and diverse teams are more dedicated and committed to the mission. Understanding gender issues and generating organizational change is ...


Hazardous Fuels Reduction Using Flame Cap Biochar Kilns, Darren Mcavoy, Megan Dettenmaier Nov 2019

Hazardous Fuels Reduction Using Flame Cap Biochar Kilns, Darren Mcavoy, Megan Dettenmaier

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes a do-it-yourself technique for making small-batch biochar. The Utah Biomass Resources Group has demonstrated this method for reducing hazardous forest fuels, protects soils, and creates biochar using simple, low-cost materials.


Cattle Grazing For Invasive Phragmites Australis (Common Reed) Management In Northern Utah Wetlands, Brittany L. Duncan, Rich Hansen, Chad Cranney, Jennifer Follstad Shaw, Kari Veblen, Karin M. Kettenring Aug 2019

Cattle Grazing For Invasive Phragmites Australis (Common Reed) Management In Northern Utah Wetlands, Brittany L. Duncan, Rich Hansen, Chad Cranney, Jennifer Follstad Shaw, Kari Veblen, Karin M. Kettenring

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This fact sheet provides suggestions for how cattle grazing can be integrated into Phragmites management programs in Northern Utah.


Detection And Relative Distribution Of Ringtails (Bassaricus Astutus) In Zion National Park, Utah, Adrian A. Roadman, S. Nicki Frey Jul 2019

Detection And Relative Distribution Of Ringtails (Bassaricus Astutus) In Zion National Park, Utah, Adrian A. Roadman, S. Nicki Frey

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Very little is known about ringtails (Bassariscus astutus) in Zion National Park), including their distribution within park boundaries. We combined trail cameras and a novel track plate method to determine the occupancy and distribution of ringtails in Zion National Park, in southwestern Utah. Both methods successfully detected ringtails in various habitats sampled.


Utah's Sage-Grouse Habitat Mitigation Program, Lorien Belton, Tyler Thompson Jun 2019

Utah's Sage-Grouse Habitat Mitigation Program, Lorien Belton, Tyler Thompson

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This fact sheet is intended for an audience of rural landowners in Utah who have sage-grouse habitat -- or possible sage-grouse habitat -- on their land. Landowners who are interested in earning credits for habitat improvement projects done on their land may be able to sell those credits to others who have created permanent disturbance to sage-grouse habitat elsewhere in Utah. Basic information about Utah's state program for compensatory mitigation of sage-grouse habitat is provided, including core qualifications to participate in the program, and how to get more detailed information.


The Future Of Recreational Fisheries: Advances In Science, Monitoring, Management, And Practice, Jacob W. Brownscombe, Kieran Hyder, Warren Potts, Kyle L. Wilson, Kevin L. Pope, Andy J. Danylchuk, Steven J. Cooke, Adrian Clarke, Robert Arlinghaus, John R. Post Jan 2019

The Future Of Recreational Fisheries: Advances In Science, Monitoring, Management, And Practice, Jacob W. Brownscombe, Kieran Hyder, Warren Potts, Kyle L. Wilson, Kevin L. Pope, Andy J. Danylchuk, Steven J. Cooke, Adrian Clarke, Robert Arlinghaus, John R. Post

Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit -- Staff Publications

Recreational fisheries (RF) are complex social-ecological systems that play an important role in aquatic environments while generating significant social and economic benefits around the world. The nature of RF is diverse and rapidly evolving, including the participants, their priorities and behaviors, and the related ecological impacts and social and economic benefits. RF can lead to negative ecological impacts, particularly through overexploitation of fish populations and spread of non-native species and genotypes through stocking. Hence, careful management and monitoring of RF is essential to sustain these ecologically and socioeconomically important resources. This special issue on recreational fisheries contains diverse research, syntheses ...


Student Led Area Measurement Assessments Using Virtual Globes And Pictometry Web-Based Interface Within An Undergraduate Spatial Science Curriculum, David Kulhavy, I-Kuai Hung, Daniel Unger, Yanli Zhang Jan 2019

Student Led Area Measurement Assessments Using Virtual Globes And Pictometry Web-Based Interface Within An Undergraduate Spatial Science Curriculum, David Kulhavy, I-Kuai Hung, Daniel Unger, Yanli Zhang

Faculty Publications

The use of Virtual Globes and Pictometry continues to expand and develop in undergraduate spatial science education. Spatial science undergraduates measured the area of 30 rectangles on the earth’s surface and compared them to Pictometry hyperspectral imagery measurements within a web-based interface and the Google Earth interface compared to ArcGIS Explorer, Map Developers and ArcMap using the ArcMap 10.5.2 interface. An analysis of variance of the absolute mean area errors (p-value of 0.009271) concluded the accuracy of the five area measurements were statistically different at the 95% confidence interval. A Tukey pair-wise test found that the ...


Greater Sage-Grouse Translocations: The Science Behind Utah's Conservation Policy, Michel Kohl, Melissa Chelak, Terry Messmer Jan 2019

Greater Sage-Grouse Translocations: The Science Behind Utah's Conservation Policy, Michel Kohl, Melissa Chelak, Terry Messmer

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This fact sheet discusses the history of translocating greater sage-grouse in Utah. This includes information on protocols, success rates, and genetic implications.


Identifying And Preventing Porcupine Damage To Trees, Michael R. Kuhns, Megan Dettenmaier, Jessica Tegt Jan 2019

Identifying And Preventing Porcupine Damage To Trees, Michael R. Kuhns, Megan Dettenmaier, Jessica Tegt

All Current Publications

his fact sheet describes the basic ecology and behavior of the porcupine and identifies ways to determine if porcupines are damaging trees on your property. We explain specific techniques for protecting trees and property from porcupine damage.


Justice Served Fresh: Associations Between Food Insecurity, Community Gardening, And Property Value, Micajah Daniels, Courtney Coughenour Ph.D Sep 2018

Justice Served Fresh: Associations Between Food Insecurity, Community Gardening, And Property Value, Micajah Daniels, Courtney Coughenour Ph.D

McNair Poster Presentations

Numerous stakeholders in Nevada have used a variety of efforts to combat the growth of food insecurity facing Nevadans. The purpose of this research project is to understand the association between food insecurity, community gardens, and property value. Following the wealth of scholarship on these topics and data collected from community garden agencies in Southern Nevada, the research questions for this project include: (1) Where are community gardens located in SNV? (2) What efforts community gardens agencies are doing to address food insecurity (most interested in their efforts using community gardens)? (3) What are the perceptions of supports and barriers ...


1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


The Rationale For Taxpayer Support For Primary Industry Research And Innovation In Western Australia, Ross Kingwell Sep 2018

The Rationale For Taxpayer Support For Primary Industry Research And Innovation In Western Australia, Ross Kingwell

Research Reports

During the 2000s a common view in government circles was that governments were over-investing in primary industry research and innovation. In agreement with this view, the Western Australian (WA) government lessened its support for primary industry research and innovation over the last decade. The impacts of this reduced support are seen clearly in the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). In 2008–09 its agricultural staff count was 1518, yet by the end of 2017–18 this will be under 800, with remaining staff working mostly in regulation, biosecurity and corporate services rather than research. So great has ...


Food Waste Posing A Serious Threat To Sustainability In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia – A Systematic Review, Mirza B. Baig, Khodran H. Al-Zahrani, Felicitas Schneider, Gary S. Straquadine, Marie Mourad Jun 2018

Food Waste Posing A Serious Threat To Sustainability In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia – A Systematic Review, Mirza B. Baig, Khodran H. Al-Zahrani, Felicitas Schneider, Gary S. Straquadine, Marie Mourad

Applied Sciences, Technology and Education Faculty Publications

Worldwide, food waste is one of the prime issues threatening food security and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is not an exception. With 427 kg of food wasted per capita per year, the country ranks among the top food wasters. Ironically, the Kingdom has limited arable lands and scarce water resources to support mass-scale agriculture and to feed its increasing population, KSA relies heavily on imports and subsidized food to meet needs. Yet, food is wasted at restaurants, caterers, cafeterias and, especially, by households such that food waste is the single-largest component of the landfills. The review article is ...


Comparison Of 1770 Map With 1913 U.S.G.S. Map Of The Monterey Bay Area May 2018

Comparison Of 1770 Map With 1913 U.S.G.S. Map Of The Monterey Bay Area

Historical and Contemporary Comparison Maps

A comparison of the Monterey Bay area depicted on a 1770 Spanish map prepared by cartographer Miguel Constanzó depicting the Port of Monterrey in which he identified landmarks and potential locations for anchoring ships, including Point Pinos, sheltered anchorage (except from the north-northwest winds), the site for the Mission and Presidio de San Carlos, several lagoons and an estuary that were filled by the tide with a 1913 map of the Monterey Bay area prepared by the U.S.G.S.


Comparison Of 1854 U.S. Coast Survey Map With 2016 Satellite Imagery Of The Monterey Bay Area May 2018

Comparison Of 1854 U.S. Coast Survey Map With 2016 Satellite Imagery Of The Monterey Bay Area

Historical and Contemporary Comparison Maps

A (draft) comparison map of an 1854 U.S. Coast Survey Map of the coast of Monterey Bay from Salinas River southward with a 2016 satellite imagery of the same region reflecting changes in land use over the preceding 162 years.


Managing Big Sagebrush In A Changing Climate, Peter B. Adler, Katie Renwick, Emily Kachergis, Mary Manning, Tom Remington, Eric Thacker, Cameron Aldridge, Bethany Bradley, Andrew Kleinhesselink, Caroline Curtis, Daniel Schlaepfer, Benjamin Poulter May 2018

Managing Big Sagebrush In A Changing Climate, Peter B. Adler, Katie Renwick, Emily Kachergis, Mary Manning, Tom Remington, Eric Thacker, Cameron Aldridge, Bethany Bradley, Andrew Kleinhesselink, Caroline Curtis, Daniel Schlaepfer, Benjamin Poulter

All Current Publications

This publication identifies areas where big sagebrush populations are most and least vulnerable to climate change and demonstrates where continued investment in sagebrush conservation and restoration could have the most impact.


What Wildlife Managers Should Know When Using Radio Telemetry Data, David Dahlgren, Michel Kohl, Terry Messmer Apr 2018

What Wildlife Managers Should Know When Using Radio Telemetry Data, David Dahlgren, Michel Kohl, Terry Messmer

All Current Publications

This fact sheet includes a history of wildlife radio-telemetry; a description of GPS technology, telemetry bias, and sage-grouse; using marked individuals to represent the population, and services that are available to managers


1883 - History Of Santa Barbara County Mar 2018

1883 - History Of Santa Barbara County

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

This 1883 publication by Thompson & West, Oakland, California, provides a diverse account about individuals, events occurring during the early years of American occupation of California, and life in California including, but not limited to, pre-Spanish occupants, Spanish-Mexican occupancy, agriculture, discovery of gold, county government, Spanish grants, education, industry, politics.