As a professor and extension specialist in Rangeland Management, my primary role is to provide leadership for statewide educational programming backed by problem-solving research and focused on sustainable use of rangelands. My interests have a central theme to provide various client-groups the ecological foundation essential for the implementation of effective rangeland management. Through participatory research and education, my programming helps build capacity in collaborative conservation, usually in rural communities and involving publicly held resources. I enjoy working with widely diverse interests and blending the theoretical aspects of rangeland science with the practical needs of local communities. I specialize in the area of conservation ranching for sustainable rangeland livestock production, primarily through the practices of grazing planning, monitoring and adaptive management.