Range and Natural Resources
UI Extension, Fort Hall Reservation coordinates natural resource programs and projects with local, state and federal agencies. These programs include:
- Range monitoring
- Range seeding
- Noxious weed identification and control
- Other important issues that arise with natural resources
We offer training about starting range monitoring before and after prescribed burning. Prescribed burning can limit wildfires. Monitoring can also be used for livestock grazing and grazing management.
UI Extension, Fort Hall Reservation develops and runs seeding plans to help rangeland recover after major fires. Our office coordinates these efforts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other tribal departments.
Noxious weeds are plants that are a nuisance, are hazardous, or cause injury to people, animals, landscapes and crops. These plants compete for water, light and nutrients. Noxious weeds can adversely affect human and animal health, the environment, the quality of crop, forage and hay, aesthetics, recreation and economics.
Noxious weeds that concern us in Fort Hall include Russian knapweed, rush skeletonweed, whitetop, poison hemlock, houndstongue, black henbane, field bindweed, dyer’s woad and Canada, musk and scotch thistle. For more information about these weeds or to have weeds identified, please contact our office.