Rangeland management can be enhanced through an understanding of watershed function and its relationship to rangeland condition at the scale of a watershed down to the scale of a ranch. The focus of this learning module will be to provide a tool for educating landowners and managers on rangeland watersheds and their function, how management actions influence water availability in the landscape, and how landowners can contribute to watershed protection. Users who complete this module should then have tools to improve water management in their range operations.
  Careful attention to precipitation patterns, soil moisture conditions, and plant stress levels can provide insight into drought conditions. Proactive planning can prepare rangeland managers to better handle the damaging effects of drought when it occurs. The focus of this learning module is how landowners can prepare for drought, weather drought conditions, and can best manage lands to recover from drought.
  That's the key to understanding and changing animal behavior in ways that will improve their health, the land you manage and your bottom-line. It's a simple idea, and one we use every day. We use it to keep cows in pastures with a thin line of electric fence, knowing they won't risk the consequence of a shock. We use it to train our pets by offering them treats whenever they do as we ask.
  The purpose of this tutorial is to identify the areas of potential interaction between livestock and wildlife, and to examine methods of managing those interactions to benefit both populations and sustain the rangeland ecosystem. The tutorial focuses on addressing livestock and wildlife interactions in geographic regions that exhibit rangelands, forests, and riparian areas of the northern Great Plains and the Northern Rockies.
  Hard-working ranchers are constantly making management decisions about how to use and sustain the rangeland resource. One very important way to care for and maintain rangeland resources is to monitor the success of ranch management decisions.
  Here you will gain information about riparian area grazing techniques that enhance the ecological and financial condition of your land use operations.
  This module help landowners to understand the ecological and economic threats that non-native plants pose to rangelands. You will learn how to identify and invasive plants and strategies to prevent their establishment annd spread. You will find a host of materials and resources to help you repsond to invasive plants occuring on your property.