WGA Webinar: An All Lands Approach to Grazing Management

The Western Governors' Association hosted the webinar, An All Lands Approach to Grazing Management as part of the series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.

The webinar examined a cross-boundary effort for cooperative grazing management between a variety of federal and state agencies in Idaho. Their efforts seek to achieve a more flexible management system across ownership boundaries to better respond to various rangeland challenges. The webinar also explored the potential for using grazing as a management tool for invasive weeds management, fuels reduction, and habitat improvement.

The webinar was moderated by Curtis Elke, State Conservationist for Idaho, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service. Panelists: Karen Launchbaugh, Director, University of Idaho Rangeland Center; Dustin Miller, Administrator, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation; Chris Black, Chair, Board of Directors, Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission, and June Shoemaker, Idaho State Director for Resources, Bureau of Land Management.

Learn more on the topic by reading the white paper, Implementing Grazing Management Collaboratively Across All Lands, prepared by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho.

The Chairman's Initiative of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock enables states and land managers to share best practices and policy options for forest and rangeland management. Download the First-Year Report for an update on our progress. 

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