All of my efforts here at the University of Idaho are aimed at helping people understand, manage, and appreciate rangelands. As Director of the Rangeland Center, I work to advance the universities’ teaching and research activities that promote understanding of rangelands. I also strive to connect university researchers and teachers with professionals who live and work on rangelands. I am committed to creating science and solutions for the range.
My research expertise is focused on grazing management. I research how animals learn and make decisions about what and where to forage. I also study the impacts of grazing on individual plants, habitats, and landscapes. My recent projects are aimed at managing livestock and applying targeted grazing to manage fuel for wildland fires, and reduce cheatgrass, yellow starthistle and other rangeland weeds. I am also working with a team of scientists and land managers to examine grazing management options that will improve sage-grouse habitat.