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Range shortcourse set for June 21-25

Individuals with a background in range management, natural resources, or agriculture have an opportunity to increase their knowledge at the Nebraska Range Shortcourse set for June 21-25, at Chadron State College.

The week-long 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.

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

The shortcourse can be taken for credit through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or Chadron State College. Sixteen continuing education credits are available for the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) “Certified Professional in Rangeland Management” program.

Applications are due May 21 and enrollment is limited to 50 participants. The registration fee of $225 includes educational materials, transportation associated with field trips during the week, and breaks. Food and lodging can be arranged with Chadron State College.

The shortcourse is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chadron State College, and the Nebraska Section of the Society for Range Management. It is held every other year.

For more information, contact Walt Schacht ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 402-472-0205) if you have questions. The go to the shortcourse website.

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