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Mosaic Agriculture: A Guide To Irrigated Crop And Forage Production In Northern Wa, Geoff A. Moore Mr, Clinton K. Revell Dr, Christopher Schelfhout Dr, Christopher Ham Mr, Samuel Crouch Mr Mar 2021

Mosaic Agriculture: A Guide To Irrigated Crop And Forage Production In Northern Wa, Geoff A. Moore Mr, Clinton K. Revell Dr, Christopher Schelfhout Dr, Christopher Ham Mr, Samuel Crouch Mr

Bulletins 4000 -

The Bulletin is a comprehensive guide for pastoralists, agronomists, agribusiness and the broader community on the growing of irrigated crops and pastures within a rangeland pastoral setting.

Dispersed irrigation developments on stations throughout the northern rangelands (sometimes referred to as mosaic agriculture) has created opportunities for the introduction of more productive forage species and pastoralists can now grow high quality forage for 12 months of the year. This can help to overcome the key constraint of traditional pastoral systems, the low quality of the feed over the dry season that typically results in stock losing condition.


Rangeland Management And Livestock Production System In Changthang, Ladakh India, Phunchok Jan 2021

Rangeland Management And Livestock Production System In Changthang, Ladakh India, Phunchok

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Determination Of Intensity And Socio‐Economic Natural Resources Degradation Factors In Iran Territory, Nasser Ansari, S. J. Sayedaghlaghi, M. H. Ghasemi Oct 2020

Determination Of Intensity And Socio‐Economic Natural Resources Degradation Factors In Iran Territory, Nasser Ansari, S. J. Sayedaghlaghi, M. H. Ghasemi

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang Oct 2020

Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang

Faculty Publications

Digital preservation of library materials has increased the need for methods to access the documents and contents maintained in digital archives. The use of altmetrics to quantify the impact of scholarly works, including PlumX, is increasing readership by listing articles in reference services. The outreach from the digital repository ScholarWorks at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) highlights the impact within the natural resources community from Digital Commons, Forest Sciences Commons; and from the Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Commons. The use of PlumX altmetrics was examined to evaluate usage, impact, and digital audience downloads for the Arthur Temple College ...


Geology, Soils And Climate Of The Margaret River Wine Region, Peter J. Tille, Angela Stuart-Street, Peter S. Gardiner Aug 2020

Geology, Soils And Climate Of The Margaret River Wine Region, Peter J. Tille, Angela Stuart-Street, Peter S. Gardiner

All other publications

This report is an extract from the broader description and analysis of the geology, soils and climate of all the wine regions of Western Australia currently being developed by DPIRD. It expands on the brief descriptions in the second edition of 'Viticulture' (Coombe & Dry 2004) concerning the soils and landscapes of Western Australia’s main wine growing regions. We have tailored this report extract to the specific needs of the Margaret River wine region. It contains local soil names and soil-landscape zones and systems maps.

The wine industry recognises the importance of giving customers an understanding of the vines’ environment ...


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

All Current Publications

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.


Integration Of Citygreen Landscape Ecological Analysis Into A Capstone Environmental Science Course, David L. Kulhavy, Daniel R. Unger, Reid Viegut, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang Jan 2020

Integration Of Citygreen Landscape Ecological Analysis Into A Capstone Environmental Science Course, David L. Kulhavy, Daniel R. Unger, Reid Viegut, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang

Faculty Publications

CITYgreen Geographic Information Systems software was used to develop a campus wide cover type map for Stephen F. Austin State University in an environmental science landscape ecology course. The finding indicated an equal division of forest cover type compared to impervious surface of buildings and paved surface. Once the classification was completed, students chose an area for reforestation identified in CITYgreen, while raising funds for the purchase of trees for the project. Before completing the project, students reviewed tenets of landscape ecology, civic ecology education, and benefits of urban forestry. At the completion of the project, students reviewed service-learning aspects ...


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 ...


Old Macdonald Had An Aquaculture Farm, Shantelle Landry Jan 2020

Old Macdonald Had An Aquaculture Farm, Shantelle Landry

Reports

Grades: 6 Subjects: Earth Science | Natural Resources

With this activity, students will learn the importance of aquaculture and how it can be used to manage a resource.


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

All Current Publications

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

All Current Publications

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

All Current Publications

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.


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 ...


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 ...


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

All Current Publications

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


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


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


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


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


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


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