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Registration opens for Range Short Course in June

March 25, 2016

CHADRON – The Nebraska Range Short Course is scheduled for June 20-24, at Chadron State College. The short course is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chadron State College, and the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management (SRM). It is designed to provide individuals who have a background in range management, natural resources, or agriculture an opportunity to increase their knowledge in the field of range management.

The weeklong course taught through a series of classroom and field sessions focuses on underlying principles of range management for efficient, sustainable use of rangeland for multiple purposes.

CSC faculty members Anthony Perlinski, Dr. Ron Bolze, Dr. Teresa Frink and Dr. Jim O’Rourke are among the short course instructors.

The diverse course topics include plant identification, plant growth and development, rangeland soils, assessing range condition and health, prescribed burning, rangeland restoration, ecosystem services, wildlife management, grazing management and range livestock production.

The short course can be taken for credit through Chadron State College or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sixteen continuing education credits are available for the SRM “Certified Professional in Rangeland Management” program.

Applications are due May 20 and enrollment is limited to 50 participants. The registration fee of $325 includes educational materials, transportation associated with field trips and breaks. Food and lodging can be arranged with Chadron State College.

For details, contact Walt Schacht at wschacht@unl.edu or 402-472-0205.

—CSC College Relations

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