Ranch Advisory Welcomes Domenech

Posted on: Jun 16, 2017

Elizabeth Domenech recently joined the Ranch Advisory team as the Manger of Ecosystem Services.  Originally from a Texas ranching family, Domenech has worked across the west on a variety of ranching and wildlife-related conservation efforts, including fence design, coordinating predator/livestock…

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Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (Nevada) has position open.

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017

The Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (SANE), a local area working group in NE Nevada, is seeking an Organizational Coordinator who is highly motivated and passionate about enhancing healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems through public/private partnerships while preserving livestock operations…

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Gallatin Valley Land Trust Seeks Lands Project Manager

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The Lands Project Manager develops and manages land conservation projects throughout GVLT’s service area and plays an important role in achieving GVLT’s land conservation mission. The Project Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships, and negotiating and completing complex…

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Sieben Live Stock Seeks a Mechanic and Farm Hand

Posted on: May 01, 2017

Sieben Live Stock Co. in west central Montana is offering a full-time position for a mechanic and farm hand.  See the position announcement here. 

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Wyoming Pasture Fire Produces Interesting After Effects on Grass Growth

Posted on: Oct 02, 2013

A ranch client in Wyoming suffered a major wildfire in several pastures during the dry year of 2012.  This resulted in a major loss of forage for livestock that required major replanning of livestock moves and forage allocation.  The wet spring of 2013, however, brought a flush of grass growth that was interesting to observe.  The photo below shows the pasture.

The bright yellow colored strip in the center of this photo is where the dozer plowed a fire break through the pasture.  On the left side, the fire produced a vigorous stand of highly desired green needlegrass, while the unburned side on the right produced a vigorous stand of highly desired needleandthread grass. 

Had these managers known the fire was going to produce such desired green needlegrass, would they have let it burn more?  Probably not, since they needed all the pasture they could get in the dry autumn of 2012, but it's interesting to think about those possibilities now.

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