The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Gila Reading the Range

  • Reading The Range Video

    Reading The Range Video

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  • Photo by Dale Armstrong, April 2015.

    A Guide to Locoweed: poisoning and management

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Range monitoring workshops have been offered for several years by the University of Arizona, yet range monitoring as a standard operating procedure on Arizona ranches had been sporadically adopted. In 2000, a USDA grant, Reading the Range was obtained and demonstration ranches for range monitoring were established with technical assistance provided. It was hoped that establishment of demonstration ranches for range monitoring would encourage neighboring ranches to consider implementing similar practices on their ranches.