Working Lands for Wildlife video presentations from the 2019 Society for Range Management Conference featuring new technologies that can help improve rangeland management in the West now available for viewing.
Did you miss the Society for Range Management’s 2019 Conference in Minneapolis this past February? Even if you were able to attend, you may not have caught all the different presentations during the packed few days.
Fortunately, we recorded the presentations that Working Lands for Wildlife sponsored under the “Harnessing Technology to Improve Conservation Effectiveness on Western Working Lands” symposium.
These nine presentations detail new technological innovations that are revolutionizing how managers, ranchers, and others can monitor, study, evaluate threats, and improve working rangelands across the West. Each presentation features the Sage Grouse Initiative and Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative-affiliated researchers who helped develop these technologies for sagebrush and Great Plains ecosystems.
Through these informative and engaging presentations, range management professionals and producers can learn how to apply these innovations to their respective ranges.
All nine presentations are collected in one place on SGI’s YouTube channel and are available for viewing at your leisure. Each presentation is roughly 20 minutes long and includes clear audio and clear images from each presenter’s slides.
Read the full list of presentation titles, what you’ll learn from each presentation, and the presenter below or visit the playlist on SGI’s YouTube channel. While you’re there, check out the other videos we have, including prior SRM Conference symposium presentations.
PRESENTATION TITLE: Rangeland Analysis Platform: New Technology Revolutionizes Rangeland Monitoring
IN THIS VIDEO: See why the Rangeland Analysis Platform was created with a sneak peek into its future utilities
PRESENTER: Brady Allred – University of Montana
PRESENTATION TITLE: AIM and Shoot: Delivering and Sharing Range Data Quickly
IN THIS VIDEO: Learn about the BLM’s new online app for faster processing and use of monitoring data
PRESENTER: Colin M. Dovichin – Bureau of Land Management
PRESENTATION TITLE: Optimizing Productivity Models for Enhanced Rangeland Monitoring
IN THIS VIDEO: Hear how plant productivity is being remotely mapped to enhance conservation planning
PRESENTER: Nathaniel Robinson – University of Montana
PRESENTATION TITLE: Mapping Riparian Sensitivity to Drought Stress: An Index for Evaluating, Targeting, and Monitoring Restoration
IN THIS VIDEO: View new remotely-sensed maps that can help managers improve riparian drought resiliency
PRESENTER: Nick Silverman –University of Montana
PRESENTATION TITLE: Large Scale Rangeland Resilience Planning
IN THIS VIDEO: Get the latest on incorporating resiliency as an emerging theme in rangelands
PRESENTER: Dirac Twidwell – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PRESENTATION TITLE: Mapping Cross-scale Transitions in Rangelands
IN THIS VIDEO: Learn how technology is enabling early screening for undesirable vegetation transitions
PRESENTER: Dan Uden – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PRESENTATION TITLE: Synchronizing Conservation to Seasonal Wetland Hydrology and Waterbird Migration in Semi-Arid Landscapes
IN THIS VIDEO: Understand the benefits of timing irrigation to aid in waterfowl migration
PRESENTER: Jason Tack – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (on behalf of Patrick Donnelly – USFWS)
PRESENTATION TITLE: Conifer Management in Context: Prioritizing Tree Removal Projects for Sagebrush and Woodland Obligates
IN THIS VIDEO: Learn how to incorporate spatial tools for songbirds into conifer management
PRESENTER: Jason Tack – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
PRESENTATION TITLE: Quantifying Restoration Across the Sage Steppe: Mapping Conifer Cover, Removal Efforts, and Fire
IN THIS VIDEO: See how remote sensing is being used to track progress in conifer management
PRESENTER: Jason Reinhardt – University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
Video recordings are courtesy of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service-led Sage Grouse Initiative and the Bureau of Land Management