UI Rangeland Center Hosting Annual Fall Forum and Field Tour
MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho Rangeland Center will be hosting the Rangeland Fall Forum on Oct. 20 in Caldwell, Idaho. The theme of the forum is “Summit to Stream: Managing Rangelands is a Watershed Affair,” and will focus on practices for thoughtful management of rangeland watersheds.
Each fall the UI Rangeland Center organizes the Rangeland Fall Forum to discuss science and practical experience surrounding rangeland management challenges in Idaho. The forum offers opportunities for conversation around a series of moderated panel discussions. Each panel includes a rangeland scientist, a resource manager or conservationist, and a rancher, who all share insights from their own experiences and perspectives. Panel moderators encourage conversation with audience members.
This year’s agenda includes discussion of innovative riparian restoration projects and collaborative landscape management practices, featuring examples from Rock Creek Ranch and other areas across the region. All are welcome to attend the forum, which will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Langroise Recital Hall at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
On Friday, Oct. 21, forum participants and members of the public can enjoy a field day featuring research and restoration projects at Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owhyee Mountains. The tour is hosted by collaborators from the UI College of Natural Resources, the USDA Agricultural Research Service Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and the Idaho Section of the Society for Rangeland Management.
The registration fee is $35 per person. More information on the agenda as well as registration instructions can be found atwww.rangelandfallforum.org.