Nebraska NRCS Hiring Statewide

June 2, 2021

Jobs opening soon! The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will soon be hiring the following positions in these locations across the state.

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Pasture and Forage Forum: Controlling Musk Thistle, Herbicides for Alfalfa and Carrying Capacity

May 3, 2021

Jerry Volesky explains how to control musk thistles, Todd Whitney talks about post-emergent herbicides to control weeds in alfalfa and Ben Beckman explains carrying capacity and cross fences.

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Switzer Ranch receives Nebraska Leopold Conservation award

April 29, 2021

Switzer Ranch of Loup County has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat resources in their care.

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UNL PGA Golf Management Alumni Among Nebraska Section Award Winners

April 15, 2021

On March 29, the Nebraska PGA honored nine individuals and one facility for outstanding achievements in a variety of areas of the golf industry during the 2020 season. Two of the nine come from the ranks of the PGA Golf Management Program here in the Center for Grassland Studies.

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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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