Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Wyoming Restoration Challenge

University of Wyoming Weed Science

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 PM (MDT)

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Restoration Challenge Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Wyoming Restoration Challenge

Event Details

Millions of acres of western rangelands are negatively impacted by invasive species, and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is one of the most widespread. Its ability to alter species composition and ecological functions negatively impacts habitat quality for livestock and wildlife alike. Hundreds of research papers have been published on its ecology and management, yet land managers in Wyoming and around the West are still uncertain of the most effective, cost-efficient methods to restore cheatgrass-dominated systems to a higher-functioning status.

 Do you have ideas for restoring a cheatgrass-dominated pasture into a more productive, diverse plant community? Consider entering a team into the Wyoming Restoration Challenge 2015!

 The University of Wyoming, along with partner organizations, is accepting entries for (up to) 4-person teams to compete in the first ever rangeland restoration challenge. Each team will be assigned a plot of land at the University of Wyoming James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle, Wyoming. Pre-competition vegetation and soils data will be collected to establish a baseline of ecological condition of each plot. Each team will develop and implement a restoration plan to meet the land management goals clearly specified for the site.

 The performance of all teams will be evaluated by a panel of non-biased agricultural and natural resources professionals. "Tickets" are FREE at the time of initial registration, but a $300 registration fee will be required at initiation of the competition.

For more information about the competition, please email Brian A. Mealor at bamealor@uwyo.edu or visit http://weedcontrolfreaks.com/2015/01/cheatgrasschallenge.

 

Have questions about Wyoming Restoration Challenge? Contact University of Wyoming Weed Science

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


UW James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Centernue's name
2753 State Highway 157
Lingle, WY 82223-8543

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 PM (MDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

University of Wyoming Weed Science

  Contact the Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.