|Range Ecology II Grazing Management|
|CLASS CODE:||AS 325||CREDITS: 3||FEE: $20.00|
|DIVISION:||AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||The study of pasture design and grazing management schemes. The course is desigend to teach students how to design pasture grazing systems including open range, irrigated pasture. How to find and develop leasing options, grazing permits, economics of multi-species grazing, electric fencing, water systems, application of tools discussed in Range Ecology I including fire, rest, animal impact, grazing, living organisms and testing.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||*Pasture lay out
*Tools of land management
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Describe goals associated with quality of life, forms of production and future resource base.
2. Review animal relationship and behavior on energy flow, community dynamics, water cycling and mineral cycling.
3. Review animal relationship and behavior in brittle and non-brittle environments.
4. Monitor condition of the four processes in the ecosystem.
5. Derive management schemes to enhance resource capabilities.
Visit grazing system
Quizzes and four articles
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2004|