Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes up and running

April 14, 2021

What does it mean for a landscape to be resilient? That is the question the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes sets out to answer, said Craig Allen, a professor in the School of Natural Resources and director of the new center, which is up and running after being formally approved last year.

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Nebraska’s Grassland Legacy

April 6, 2021

The Center for Grassland Studies announces the release of Nebraska’s Grassland Legacy, a video that celebrates grasslands. Produced by Ethan Freese and Mariah Lundgren of the Platte Basin Timelapse project, the video tells the story of Nebraska grasslands with a brief review of the environmental and human factors driving current grassland systems.

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High and Rising Economic Costs of Biological Invasions Worldwide

April 5, 2021

Biological invasions are responsible for substantial biodiversity declines as well as high economic losses to society and monetary expenditures associated with the management of these invasions. The InvaCost database has enabled the generation of a reliable, comprehensive, standardized and easily updatable synthesis of the monetary costs of biological invasions worldwide. Here we found that the total reported costs of invasions reached a minimum of US$1.288 trillion (2017 US dollars) over the past few decades (1970–2017), with an annual mean cost of US$26.8 billion.

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The Rangelands Partnership Launches Rangelands Gateway

March 26, 2021

Introducing Rangelands Gateway! The latest and greatest creation of The Rangelands Partnership (RP), a 20-year multi-state collaboration. The Gateway combines and updates the Partnership’s previous websites: Global Rangelands, Rangelands West, and state specific rangelands websites into one, easy-to-use place. Rangelands Gateway provides access to more than 25,000 resources including journal articles, reports, websites, and videos to inform decisions making for research, teaching, and practical applications for rangeland management.

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Landowner Creates Man-made Lek for Greater Prairie Chickens

March 19, 2021

Dan Leuenberger set out to do something conservation professionals say is rare: create a successful prairie chicken lek on private property from scratch. Leuenberger and Jim Neville, his bird hunting partner, knew prairie chickens were already in the area because Leuenberger spotted them occasionally. But would those birds actually use a man-made lek? It’s rare for that to happen, experts say.

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Center for Grassland Studies Podcast: Prescribed Burns with Ed Hubbs

March 23, 2021

Follow the Center for Grassland Studies Podcast on: MediaHub, Spotify, iTunes or Stitcher.

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Center for Grassland Studies Podcast: Stretching Prairie Remnant with Kay Kottas

March 18, 2021

Follow the Center for Grassland Studies Podcast on: MediaHub, Spotify, iTunes or Stitcher.

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PGA Golf Management Students Earn CASNR Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2020

March 11, 2021

Making the CASNR Dean's List demonstrates high academic achievement (semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher). For the Fall 2020, the PGA Golf Management Program had thirteen (13) students who achieved this honor. This was the highest number of CASNR Dean’s List recipients in the program’s history. These future PGA professionals are making it happen on the golf course and in the classroom!

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Holly Selected for Hero Award

March 4, 2021

Scott Holly, internship coordinator in the PGA Golf Management program, has been selected to receive the Dennis Molfese, Sue Venteicher, and David Hansen Hero Award for his lifesaving actions last summer.

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Range Club Competes in Virtual SRM Conference

March 3, 2021

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Range Management Club spends the fall semester preparing for the Society for Range Management’s annual conference. This year’s Feb. 15-18 conference was held virtually due to COVID-19. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, the UNL students were able to compete in virtual versions of events and represented UNL very well.

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