2019 Rangeland Fall Forum
Science, Policy and Perspectives: Collaborating in the Owyhees
Thursday, October 10 (1pm-8pm): Symposium with Dinner
Legion Hall, 126 Old Bruneau Hwy, Marsing, Idaho
The Rangeland Fall Forum is meant to inspire stakeholders and invigorate conversations around science-based solutions for the range.
This year, the Owyhee Initiative celebrates their 10th anniversary. To recognize this achievement, we are taking a close look at collaborative land management: what works, what doesn’t, and where science fits.
- Opening remarks: Special guest speaker
- Life on the Range video premier of the history and accomplishments of the Owyhee Initiative
- Panel 1: Different Ways of Knowing
- Moderated by Katherine Himes, Director of the U of I McClure Center for Public Policy Research
- Panel 2: A Decade of Wildland Fire Treatment and Restoration
- Moderated by Tim Murphy, Fish and Game commissioner and retired BLM Idaho State Director
- Panel 3: Local Outcomes on the Ground
- Moderated by Scott Jensen, U of I Extension
- Closing Remarks: Rocky Barker, environmental journalist
- Social Hour and Silent Auction: Hosted by the Idaho Section of the Society for Range Management
- Keynote Speaker: Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy
Talks and Walks on the Range
Friday, October 11 (8am-5pm): Field Tour
See conservation and restoration efforts in the Owyhees firsthand. We will travel from Marsing to Triangle, ID to learn about targeted grazing, juniper removal, riparian restoration techniques, and more.
Registration is included in payment for the symposium.
Transportation and lunch for the field tour is provided.
- Stop 1: Targeted grazing to reduce fuel loads.
- Stop 2: Collaborative restoration efforts following the Soda Fire.
- Stop 3: Riparian and wet meadow restoration techniques, including beaver dam analogues.
- Stop 4: Riparian restoration and juniper treatments.
- Stop 5: Juniper removal at a landscape scale.
Two ticket categories are available for your convenience. Tax-exempt options are available when you register.
- Individual Ticket for Symposium and Field Tour: $45.
- Includes a seat at the afternoon Symposium on Thursday, 10/10, a dinner ticket for the social and keynote speaker that evening, transport for the Field Tour on Friday, 10/11, and a lunch during the Field Tour.
- Companion Dinner Ticket: $20
- Invite a guest to join you for dinner and to listen to our keynote speaker on Thursday, 10/10.
Caldwell, ID is an estimated 25 minutes away from Marsing, ID. Some hotel options there include:
Nampa, ID is an estimated 35 minutes away from Marsing, ID. Some hotel options there include:
Boise, ID offers several hotel options and has an airport, but it is an estimated 50 minutes from Marsing (easily an hour or more once traffic is considered).
Rangeland Center Communications Specialist