Invasive annual grasses threaten millions of acres of sagebrush rangelands across the west. This two day workshop Dec 14 & 15, 2020 hosted by the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative and SageCon Partnership explored the barriers and opportunities for addressing invasive annual grasses in Oregon and beyond the state.
"That was a gathering that brought expertise and courage to the table and generated hope for the future of our rangelands in me. One of the best workshops I have ever attended! You folks hit a home run! This conference stimulated conversations at every level of the IAG problem and brought together an appropriate and dynamic group to delve into the realities of the challenge before us. Your preparation of speakers for each forum was extremely helpful and the moderating was superb! People from all over the west listened in. Researchers and managers got discussion opportunities. Fire and weed people got to compare notes. The visual notes were fabulous. I am left pondering the next steps! Thanks so much!" ~Mark Porter, Integrated Noxious Weed Manager, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
Watch the December 14 session.
Watch the December 15 session.
Graphic Notes From Both Sessions
Moderators, Facilitators & Panelist Bios
Rangelands: Changing with the Range
Click the image below to be taken to this special Rangelands issue authored by presenters at the December 2020 Invasive Annual Grass Workshop. The success of the workshop led to an opportunity for a special peer-reviewed issue of Rangelands journal to be developed. The authors in this Rangelands special issue came together with their respective research and management perspectives to provide a comprehensive picture for effectively coordinating and collaborating in managing invasive annual grasses at a landscape scale.
If there are any questions contact High Desert Partnership Forest & Range Ecological Coordinator Josh Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.