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Moscow, ID 83844-1135
Phone: 208-885-6536  
Fax: 208-885-6564

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322 E Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
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2019 Rangeland Fall Forum

Science, Policy and Perspectives: Collaborating in the Owyhees
Thursday, October 10 (1pm-8pm): Symposium with Dinner

Legion Hall, 126 Old Bruneau Hwy, Marsing, Idaho

The Rangeland Fall Forum is meant to inspire stakeholders and invigorate conversations around science-based solutions for the range.

This year, the Owyhee Initiative celebrates their 10th anniversary. To recognize this achievement, we are taking a close look at collaborative land management: what works, what doesn’t, and where science fits.

Basic agenda:

  • Opening remarks: Special guest speaker
  • Life on the Range video premier of the history and accomplishments of the Owyhee Initiative
  • Panel 1: Different Ways of Knowing
    • Moderated by Katherine Himes, Director of the U of I McClure Center for Public Policy Research
  • Panel 2: A Decade of Wildland Fire Treatment and Restoration 
    • Moderated by Tim Murphy, Fish and Game commissioner and retired BLM Idaho State Director 
  • Panel 3: Local Outcomes on the Ground
  • Closing Remarks: Rocky Barker, environmental journalist
  • Social Hour and Silent Auction: Hosted by the Idaho Section of the Society for Range Management
  • Keynote Speaker: Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy     

Talks and Walks on the Range
Friday, October 11 (8am-5pm): Field Tour

See conservation and restoration efforts in the Owyhees firsthand. We will travel from Marsing to Triangle, ID to learn about targeted grazing, juniper removal, riparian restoration techniques, and more.

Registration is included in payment for the symposium.

Transportation and lunch for the field tour is provided.

Basic itinerary:

  • Stop 1: Targeted grazing to reduce fuel loads.
  • Stop 2: Collaborative restoration efforts following the Soda Fire.
  • Stop 3: Riparian and wet meadow restoration techniques, including beaver dam analogues. 
  • Stop 4: Riparian restoration and juniper treatments.
  • Stop 5: Juniper removal at a landscape scale.

Registration

Two ticket categories are available for your convenience. Tax-exempt options are available when you register.

  • Individual Ticket for Symposium and Field Tour: $45.
    • Includes a seat at the afternoon Symposium on Thursday, 10/10, a dinner ticket for the social and keynote speaker that evening, transport for the Field Tour on Friday, 10/11, and a lunch during the Field Tour.
  • Companion Dinner Ticket: $20
    • Invite a guest to join you for dinner and to listen to our keynote speaker on Thursday, 10/10.

Accommodations

There are no hotel blocks for the 2019 Rangeland Fall Forum.

Caldwell, ID is an estimated 25 minutes away from Marsing, ID. Some hotel options there include:

Nampa, ID is an estimated 35 minutes away from Marsing, ID. Some hotel options there include:

Boise, ID offers several hotel options and has an airport, but it is an estimated 50 minutes from Marsing (easily an hour or more once traffic is considered).

Questions? Contact:

Lindsay Lodis
Rangeland Center Communications Specialist
4range@uidaho.edu

Now with The Nature Conservancy, keynote speaker Lynn Scarlett served as Deputy Secretary of Interior under President George W. Bush. She frequently writes and speaks about cooperative conservation and toured the Owyhee landscape with the Owyhee Initiative while she was Deputy Secretary.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
U of I Moscow
Natural Resources Bldg.
Room 205
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1135
Moscow, ID 83844-1135
Phone: 208-885-6536  
Fax: 208-885-6564

Physical and Mailing Address: 
U of I Boise
Idaho Water Center
Suite 242 
322 E Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-3176

Directions