Kelly Crane

Thursday, January 14 2010

University of Idaho Extension range specialist Kelly Crane and Ben Henson of Renewable Energy Solutions spoke on managing dryland pastures for maximum cattle production and solar and hydro renewable energy for farms and ranches, at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College Jan. 6. Crane also organized "Congress on Western Rangelands," a public symposium sponsored by the University of Idaho, the Intermountain Rangeland Livestock Symposium, the Idaho Section Society for Range Management and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission held Jan. 13-15 at the Boise Centre. The progam is designed to help participants learn about the conditions and policies that influence western rangeland conservation and management from a multitude of perspectives. “This conference will provide a forum for dialogue about how to balance public and private costs and benefits within working landscapes,” said Crane. “The goal of the dialogue is to allow for stewardship built upon local knowledge, best available science and stakeholder involvement.”