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Range Ecology II Grazing Management
RNGECOII GRZMG
CLASS CODE: AS 325 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $20.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
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.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Pasture lay out
*Fence design
*Water systems
*Herding effect
*Grazing systems
*Leasing
*Permits
*BLM
*State ground
*Private ground
*Lease ground
*Forage estimates
*Photosynthesis
*Energy store
*Tools of land management
*Drought 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.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend class
Projects
Visit grazing system
Quizzes and four articles
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004