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Webinar: Reducing Woody Encroachment to Conserve Rangeland Production in the Great Plains

Our partner the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a webinar on December 8th. Check out the details below:


Woody encroachment and associated large-scale collapse of rangeland in the Great Plains may contribute to increased wildfire events, declines in livestock production, heightened risks to water resources, and reduced biodiversity. On December 8 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, Dr. Dirac Twidwell of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present on the rapid adoption of new strategies to reduce woody encroachment on rangelands, driven by the emergence of new science documenting how woody plant expansion is causing nationwide declines in rangeland production.

This presentation will focus on new large-scale conservation efforts on working lands and will detail use of the Rangeland Analysis Platform, a tool that supports rangeland monitoring, decision-making, and more effective management. By effectively reducing woody encroachment, land managers across the Great Plains can restore and maintain healthy grasslands ecosystems and improve forage production.

No registration is required. For additional information, including a link to access the webinar, visit the Conservation Outcomes Webinar webpage.

Access Conservation Outcomes Webinars

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars during even-numbered months. These webinars feature scientists and other subject matter experts speaking on a diversity of topics related to voluntary conservation efforts on working lands.

You may subscribe to receive emails with information on upcoming Conservation Outcomes Webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.


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