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News and Events

Grass Identification Course — Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23

We will be offering a two-day field course taught by Justin Trujillo (author of A Field Guide to Grasses and Grass-like Plants of Idaho) that will focus on learning the basic morphology of grasses and grass-like plants. This course will cover identification of mostly cool — and some warm-season grasses common in the sagebrush steppe. Students will receive a plant press, hand lens and identification book for the course fee.

This course does not include meals; those enrolled should plan to bring food/snacks and water into the field each day. There is limited onsite camping available — contact for reservations.

This course is eligible for six continuing education credits through the Society for Range Management.

Cost is $75 per person

Register early — the course is limited to 20 participants.

Questions? Please email Justin Trujillo ( or Tracey Johnson (

RRCR Data Monitoring Blitz — Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26

Please join us out at the ranch this summer for the annual Rinker Rock Creek Ranch monitoring blitz. We need volunteers to come out and identify plants and grasses throughout the ranch. Please come prepared to camp and hike.

June 24 at 1 p.m. MT
Training on data collection protocol

June 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT
Data collection
Let us know if you are only able to stay for a portion of the blitz.

To Sign Up, please email Patience Mateer at

Questions? Contact Tracey Johnson at

For media inquiries, please contact

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Hosting events

Rinker Rock Creek Ranch will consider hosting events and activities that are sponsored by either a partner organization or other educational institution and align with both the educational and research mission of Rinker Rock Creek Ranch and the University of Idaho.

Interested in conducting research or education at the ranch? Online form. Please review site fees (pdf). Those visiting the ranch should complete a risk waiver (pdf).

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Rock Creek Road, Blaine County

731 N. Main Street, Unit H,

Mailing Address:
PO Box 681
Picabo, ID 83348

Phone: 208-721-4134