October 15, 2019
Introduction to Land Stewardship
Noble Research Institute
16877 State Hwy. 32
Marietta, OK 73448
8:30 am - noon
There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event.
Level 1: Essentials
Aldo Leopold, the father of modern conservation, once stated, “Wildlife can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed it — axe, cow, plow, match and gun." Ultimately, these same tools can be used to manage landscapes for land stewardship outcomes.
This course will provide you with an understanding of the principles, processes and tools to effectively implement land-stewardship-focused management strategies on your operation. The focus will primarily be on applying Aldo Leopold’s five tools to meet stewardship goals and objectives.
What You Will Learn:
- The Axe — How managing brush and invasive species can provide positive ecologic and economic outcomes.
- The Cow — How grazing management can provide positive ecologic and economic outcomes.
- The Plow — How planting the right species can provide positive ecologic and economic outcomes.
- The Match — How prescribed fire can provide positive ecologic and economic outcomes.
- The Gun — How managing wildlife populations can provide positive ecologic and economic outcomes.
How You Will Learn:
- Classroom discussion
- In-field discussion
- Hands-on demonstration, weather permitting
Who Should Attend:
- Producers who want to have a better understanding of land stewardship principles
What You Should Bring:
- Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
- Understanding the Essentials of Grazing Management
- King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management Grazing School
- How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing
- Understanding the Impacts of Fire on Your Property
- Demonstrating Soil Health Principles and Practices
- “5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm,” Noble News and Views
- “Top 10 Traits of a Successful Grazing Land Manager,” Noble News and Views
- “Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?” Noble News and Views
- “Know the Soil’s Condition Before Reseeding Rangeland,” Noble News and Views
- “Five Basic Principles Increase Soil Health,” Noble News and Views