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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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David Little Livestock Range Management Endowment

The David Little Livestock Range Management Endowment was established in 1981 to organize research, extension and educational programs dedicated to the study of more efficient uses of Idaho’s rangelands for livestock forage production.

The intent of the endowment is to support high quality outputs relevant to scientists and practitioners. Emphasis is on developing interdisciplinary studies focused on profitable and sustainable range livestock production, including but not limited to:

  • Fuels management
  • Endangered species conflicts
  • Range rehabilitation following fire
  • Undesirable plant control
  • Improved water quality
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement/wildlife-livestock conflict
  • Supplementation strategies to improve rangeland utilization
  • Systems for timely database acquisition of published literature pertaining to grazing impacts on rangelands.
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David Little

David Little was an innovative and influential Idaho cattleman and sheep operator with ranch headquarters near Emmett, Idaho. Mr. Little started his career in the sheep business and transitioned into commercial cattle and farming enterprises. He was the only rancher to be president of both the Idaho Woolgrowers Association and the Idaho Cattle Association. He also served as a vice president of the National Cattleman's Association and the National Woolgrowers Association.

Little was one of the first ranchers to adopt and promote the principles of managed grazing on Idaho's rangelands. He worked closely with renowned August Hormay and implemented his rest-rotation grazing system to advance rangeland health. Little was a graduate of the University of Idaho and in 1981 he established the David Little Livestock Range Management Endowment to advance educational programs for sustainable management of Idaho's rangelands.

Project Proposals and Funding Requests

The Rangeland Center at the University of Idaho oversees endowment activities and requests proposals from U of I faculty and extension educators each year the first Monday of December. Proposals will be reviewed by the David Little Livestock Range Management Endowment committee and funds are distributed to awarded projects early in January.

2018

2017

  • Controlling invasive grass species ventenata (Ventenata dubia) invasion in Pacific Northwest rangelands through early-season grazing by goats. — Anne Laarman, Gwinyai Chibisa, Timothy Prather and Beverly Shirts
  • Bacteria vs Cheatgrass: Use of Plateau and Pseudomonas fluorescens for control of cheatgrass and reestablishment of native rangeland species. — Carmen Willmore, Patti Hurley and Terry Gregory
  • Livestock Management to Facilitate Sage-grouse Habitat in Wet Meadows: Effects of Grazing Intensity on Preferred Forbs. — Melinda Ellison and Tracey Johnson

2016

  • Investigating Palatability of Invasive Grass Species Ventenata (Ventenata dubia) in Idaho Range Livestock. — Anne Laarman, Gwinyai Chibisa, Timothy Prather and Beverly Shirts
  • Grouse and Grazing: How Does Spring Livestock Grazing Influence Sage-Grouse Populations? — Courtney Conway
  • Range Outreach Activities Manual for 4-H and Classroom Curriculum and 2016 Idaho Rangeland Skillathon Competition. — Tyanne Roland

2015

2014

2013

  • Evaluating the Impacts of Mechanical and Chemical Treatments to Reduce Dense Sagebrush Cover and Enhance Sage Grouse Habitat. — Jonathon Hogge and Amanda Gearhart
  • Distribution of Fuel Components in Sagebrush Steppe — Implications for the Impact of Livestock Grazing on Wildfire Spread. — Eva Strand and Amanda Gearhart

2012

2011

2009

  • Landscape Scale Assessment of the Effect of Livestock Grazing on Fire Behavior under Wildfire Conditions. — Eva Strand
  • An Integrated Approach to Extension Education: The Intermountain Rangeland Beef Cow Symposium. — Kelly K. Crane, Benton Glaze, Jason Ahola, Scott Jensen, John Hall, Bill Likely and Ted Hoffman     

2008

  • Rangeland Curriculum Modules for Secondary Schools in Idaho. — Lori L. Moore, Karen Launchbaugh and Jodie Mink

2006

2003

2002

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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