Rangelands Community of Practice

April 05, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Rangeland Stewardship and Health is a community of practice devoted to the outreach and education about rangelands and their management. The Rangelands community provides information on the ecology and management of our nation’s rangelands. The Rangelands resource area is part of a larger effort being conducted by the Western Rangelands Partnership.

About Rangelands and the Western Rangelands Partnership
The Rangelands resource team began its collaboration as an outreach and education effort through the Western Rangelands Partnership (WRP). WRP originally developed the Rangelands West website (rangelandswest.org) to house peer reviewed journal and other resources on rangeland topics. WRP is unique in that we are composed of rangeland specialists and subject matter librarians. WRP has two other related web-based initiatives: the Range Science Information System (RSIS) that is an annotated bibliography of peer reviewed articles related to public land grazing and the Rangelands eXtension resource area. Through all of its efforts, the WRP strives to provide scientific information to the public and to professional rangeland managers, a knowledge base of frequently asked questions, and access to peer reviewed articles and related resources.

What Does the Rangelands Community Provide?
We are developing on-line information and interpretation of peer reviewed literature, resources on educational programs, and other resources that the public may be able to use to answer questions.

Meet our Rangelands Experts:
Rangelands experts are here to work directly with you through this online resource. This enables you to have access to a virtual network of experts who have volunteered to act as a resource in this fast paced environment. Each team is composed of rangelands specialists and subject matter librarians.

Technical Writers
  1. John Tanaka, Specialist and Technical Writer, University of Wyoming, Rangelands and How They Work; Rangeland Plants and Animals; Rangeland Soils and Water; Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangeland Grazing Management; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration; Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment; Rural Communities and Rangeland Economics; Rangeland Planning and Collaboration; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers; Rangelands FAQs
  2. Rachel Frost, Technical Writer, Montana State University, Rangelands and How They Work; Rangeland Grazing Management; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
  3. Mindy Pratt, Technical Writer, Utah State University, Rangeland Plants and Animals; Rangeland Soils and Water; Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire
  4. Lovina Roselle, Technical Writer, University of Idaho, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment; Rangeland Planning and Collaboration; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
Alaska
  1. Norm Harris, Specialist, University of Alaska, Rangelands and How They Work; Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
  2. John Kawula, Librarian, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Rangeland Soils and Water; Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangeland Grazing Management; Rural Communities and Rangeland Economics
Arizona
  1. Kirk Astroth, Specialist, University of Arizona, Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
  2. Barbara Hutchinson, Librarian, University of Arizona, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
  3. Sheila Merrigan, Librarian, University of Arizona, Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangelands FAQs
  4. Jeanne Pfander, Librarian, University of Arizona, Rangeland Grazing Management; Rural Communities and Rangeland Economics; Rangeland Planning and Collaboration; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
  5. George Ruyle, Specialist, University of Arizona, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
Colorado
  1. Allison Level, Librarian, Colorado State University, Rangeland Soils and Water
Hawaii
  1. Mark Thorne, Specialist, University of Hawaii, Rangeland Plants and Animals; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
Idaho
  1. Kelly Crane, Specialist, University of Idaho, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
  2. Karen Launchbaugh, Specialist, University of Idaho, Rangeland Planning and Collaboration
Kansas
  1. Walter Fick, Specialist, Kansas State University, Rangeland Plants and Animals; Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
  2. Mike Haddock, Librarian, Kansas State University, Rangeland Plants and Animals
Montana
  1. Jeff Mosley, Specialist, Montana State University, Rangeland Grazing Management
Nevada
  1. Brad Schultz, Specialist, University of Nevada-Reno, Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
  2. Amy Shannon, Librarian, University of Nevada-Reno, Rangeland Plants and Animals
  3. Sherm Swanson, Specialist, University of Nevada-Reno, Rangeland Soils and Water; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration; Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment; Rangeland Planning and Collaboration
Nebraska
  1. Dana Boden, Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Rangelands and How They Work; Rangeland Grazing Management
  2. Scott Cotton, Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Rangeland Grazing Management; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
New Mexico
  1. Rex Pieper, Specialist, New Mexico State University, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
  2. Cindy Watkins, Librarian, New Mexico State University, Rangeland Plants and Animals, Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
North Dakota
  1. Kathie Richardson, Librarian, North Dakota State University, Rangeland Soils and Water; Rangeland Grazing Management; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
Oklahoma
  1. Karen Hickman, Specialist, Oklahoma State University, Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration; Rangeland Training, Teaching, Education, and Careers
Texas
  1. Charles Hart, Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension, Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire
  2. Robert Lyons, Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension, Rangeland Grazing Management
  3. Chyrel Mayfield, Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension, Rangeland Climate, Drought, and Fire; Rangeland Grazing Management; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
  4. Allan McGinty, Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension, Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration
  5. Kelly Crane, Specialist, University of Idaho, Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
Wyoming
  1. David Kruger, Librarian, University of Wyoming, Rangelands and How They Work; Rural Communities and Rangeland Economics
  2. Rachel Mealor, University of Wyoming, Rangeland Plants and Animals; Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration

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