October 29, 2020
Implementing Land Stewardship Principles
CANCELED: In response to the COVID-19 situation, Noble Research Institute has canceled this event.
Land stewardship is more than a land ethic. It is the steward’s ability to read the land, interpret metrics, and implement measures that provide both ecologic and economic return on investment.
Land stewardship starts with understanding the complexities of the soil resource, how to measure it, manage it and regenerate it. Land stewardship also focuses on mitigating factors that decrease diversity and ultimately production, such as invasive weed and brush species.
Understanding how soils interact with plant communities and how the management of those plant communities impact soil resilience is foundational to land stewardship. This course will demonstrate how to recognize those relationships, discuss how and what to measure, and ultimately how best to quantify the impacts of your land-stewardship-focused management.
What You Will Learn:
- Techniques to measure and monitor soil health indicators
- Techniques to measure and monitor brush density
- Techniques to measure and monitor forage production
- Techniques to measure and monitor plant diversity
- How to quantify the effectiveness of land stewardship practices
How You Will Learn:
- Hands-on demonstration, weather permitting
- In-field discussion
Who Should Attend:
- Producers who are committed to implementing land stewardship principles and practices within their operations
What You Should Bring:
- Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
- Using Prescribed Fire to Benefit Wildlife and Livestock
- Understanding High Stock Density Grazing
- Managing Brush with Proper Techniques
- Using Agricultural Practices to Benefit Pollinators
- How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing
- “Why Ecosystems and Their Management Are the Essence of Land Stewardship,” Noble Research Institute
- “Look for These Soil Health Indicators in the Field,” Noble Research Institute
- “How Can You See Soil Health?” Noble Research Institute
- “Signs to Watch When Making Decisions on Stocking Rates,” Noble Research Institute