Course Details

2018 COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1  ♦-♦-♦ Jan 16 ♦-♦-♦ Range Management Overview

Week 2-5  ♦-♦-♦ Jan 17 – Feb 09 ♦-♦-♦ Plant-Animal Interactions
» Effects of grazing and fire on plant
  Test 1- Friday, January 26
» Nutritional ecology of grazing animals
  Test 2 – Friday, February 9

Week 6-9 ♦-♦-♦ Feb 11 – Mar 9 ♦-♦-♦ Grazing Principles
» Setting an appropriate stocking rate
» Selecting season and system of grazing
**Test 3 – Friday, February 23
» Animal behavior and habitat selection
** Test 4 – Friday, March 9

March 11-17   Spring Break

Week 10-12 ♦-♦-♦ Mar. 18- April 6 ♦-♦-♦ Integrating and Managing Rangeland Resources
» Wildlife-Livestock Interactions
» Managing Wildlife Habitat
» Managing Riparian Areas
» Wildland Fire & Grazing Interactions
» Grazing Effects on Watershed
» Invasive Exotics… Integrated Weed Management
» Forest & Orchard Grazing
» Recreation Impacts and Management
» Effects of Removing Livestock
**Test 5- Monday, April 6

Field trip ~~~ Choose 1 Field Trip of two options:
       Wednesday (April 11) through Saturday (April 14)
or Wednesday (April 18) through Saturday (April 21)
~~~Choose 1 Field Trip~~~

Week 15 -16 ♦-♦-♦ April 22 – May 4 ♦-♦-♦ Putting It All Together
» Integrating Resource Plans
» Conflict and Collaboration
» Economic Considerations

Week 17 ♦-♦-♦ May 9 ♦-♦-♦ Final Project Due