Prairie ecology and management
LJS Editorial: Lincoln can craft win-win for Nine-Mile development
July 22, 2021
When Willa Cather captured the essence of the untamed Nebraska prairie, she wrote of the rolling grasslands of Webster County, rather than those of Southeast Nebraska. But her words about the permanence of the land ring true about the debate over how best to proceed with 20 acres near Arnold Elementary School, part of a proposed affordable housing development within the buffer zone of the Nine-Mile Prairie ecosystem, that would be declared as blighted.
IANR VC Boehm on the Barta Brothers Ranch (KRVN)
July 19, 2021
IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm shares about the Barta Brothers Ranch and how it's being used to benefit Nebraska's ranchers.
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.
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.
Center for Grassland Studies Podcast: Stretching Prairie Remnant with Kay Kottas
March 18, 2021
Study Challenges Ecology's 'Field of Dreams' Hypothesis
February 2, 2021
A new study challenges the 'Field of Dreams' hypothesis in restoration ecology, which predicts that restoring plant biodiversity will lead to recovery of animal biodiversity. The study of restored tallgrass prairie found the effects of management strategies (specifically controlled burns and bison reintroduction) on animal communities were six times stronger on average than the effects of plant biodiversity.
Happy Holidays from the Center for Grassland Studies
December 14, 2020
As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, the faculty and staff of the Center for Grassland Studies would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. We greatly appreciate the commitments and efforts of our stakeholders and partners in assisting the Center in achieving its program goals, but in this year of the COVID pandemic, we are especially grateful for everyone’s support.
2020 Virtual Nebraska Grazing Conference Recordings
August 17, 2020
The NGC is designed for people with an interest in the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands, and a desire to learn the most current information on grazing livestock systems and their impact on our lands. The 2020 NGC was recorded and the videos are now posted.
CGS Podcast: Hidden Prairie - A Year Photographing a Single Square Meter of Prairie with Chris Helzer
September 4, 2020
CGS Podcast: Why Plant a Prairie? Restoration Versus Conservation with Dave Wedin
August 24, 2020