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’s Ucross Ranch Shows Continued Improvement in 2014

Posted on: Sep 14, 2014

The Ucross Ranch near Clearmont, Wyoming won the Society for Range Management's National Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship for 2014.  The ranch has shown strong improvement in rangeland health, riparian condition, wildlife habitat, and revenue generation capacity since grazing management practices were altered in 2002.  Several posts on this Ranch Advisory news page have portrayed those changes, and the improvements have continued in 2014.  During a recent visit, the ranch displayed strong progress in the good precipitation year of 2014.  Photos below show the findings.


The top photo was taken in 2004 and shows one of the pastures containing a rangeland health monitoring site.  The photo below that was taken from the exact same spot as the 2004 photo, but was taken 2014.  2004 was below average precipitation, and the pasture had not been grazed when the photo was taken.  Note the strong increase in vegetative productivity between the two sample years. 



Gullies and draws on the ranch showed strong grass growth, and the one featured in the photo below was even running water in late summer 2014.  At this ranch, the water cycle was highly effective, producing high quality forage late in the growing season.  Such growth greatly advances the ranch's objectives of providing a good revenue source from livestock grazing, as well as high quality wildlife habitat. 

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