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Ever wondered how conservation and past land management have impacted grazing lands? Is anyone interested in re-vegetation techniques? Or is there an interest in range management and the application of conservation practices grazing lands? Then join the Nebraska Section–Society for Range Management in Sidneyon Oct. 5-6 at the Holiday Inn.
“Understanding Past Management and What it Means Today” is the theme for the annual meeting. Speakers include Douglas Helms, national historian with the Natural Resources Conservation Service who will speak about the “History of conservation on the American landscape” and Keith Klement, director of ag and instructor of Natural Resources and Ranch Land Management, Sheridan College, “The use of repeat photography to document and interpret landscape change.”
Other speakers include Skye Wills, a soil scientist with the National Soil Survey Center and Stu McFarland, ecological site inventory specialist.
Several presenters are college students. Hadley Hill, Chadron State College will speak on “The Impacts of the Society for Range Management in the U.S and Internationally. “Herding Green into the Future by Using a Historic Lifestyle Economically and Environmentally” will be presented by Kelsey Cole and Sammi Jo McCoid, students at Miles Community College. Laura Snell, student at UN-L will speak on “Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Brome Pastures.”
An auction will be held Oct. 5 to raise funds for the UN-L and Chadron State student range clubs. A tour of re-vegetated sites near Sidney will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6.
For information visit or contact Curtis Talbot (402)437-4176.