Campaign for a Soil Ethic- Eamon Heberlein

Northern Plains Resource Council is a grassroots conservation group that organizes Montana citizens, farmers, and ranchers around coal, water quality, and the interconnected health of landscapes and agricultural communities. It’s unlike any other conservation organization I’ve worked with or heard of in that it was founded by ranchers having to fight coal to stay on Read more about Campaign for a Soil Ethic- Eamon Heberlein[…]

Holistic Management with the Savory Institute: Professional Skills Module

Are you interested in livestock operations, rangeland management, and climate-friendly agriculture? This two-day workshop is a unique offering designed to introduce Yale students to the essential tools and tenants of Holistic Management. The Savory Institute’s Byron Shelton will provide students with a deep introduction to the decision-making framework employed by land stewards to manage for Read more about Holistic Management with the Savory Institute: Professional Skills Module[…]

Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Brian Kuehl, Principal, K-Coe Isom

Our third and final lunch lecture of the fall semester will be Monday, November 30th! Come hear Brian Kuehl, a principal with K-Coe Isom, a food and agricultural consulting firm. Brian leads the firm’s Federal Affairs service area. With a background in environmental law and regulations, he identifies and educates business owners on how to Read more about Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Brian Kuehl, Principal, K-Coe Isom[…]

Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Karen Hostetler, Co-founder and Owner, Mountain Meadow Wool Company

Come hear Karen Hostetler, the Co-founder and owner of Mountain Meadow Wool Company. Mountain Meadow Wool is a full-service wool spinning mill in Wyoming whose mission is to create a company that sustains ranching. Karen will be talking about her experience starting a wool mill as well as her work researching the wool industry and Read more about Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Karen Hostetler, Co-founder and Owner, Mountain Meadow Wool Company[…]

Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Shane Cross, Western Energy Counsel at Trout Unlimited

Shane is a member of the Western Energy Counsel at Trout Unlimited and a partner in his family’s cattle ranch. Prior to Trout Unlimited, he was a litigation associate at Holme Roberts and Owen LLP in Denver, Manager of the Powderhorn Ranch in Douglas, Wyoming, and an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. He Read more about Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Shane Cross, Western Energy Counsel at Trout Unlimited[…]

Wyoming Grasslands Symposium: The Art and Science of Grasslands

A day long symposium with morning talks, lunch and afternoon workshops: bird and plant walk, photography workshop, ranch mapping and hydrology workshop, and a naturalist hike for kids! Participants include writers Frank Goodyear and Laura Bell; photographers Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton; Bighorn Audubon Society President Dr. Jackie Canterbury; Charlie Bettigole, Arthur Middleton, Read more about Wyoming Grasslands Symposium: The Art and Science of Grasslands[…]

Top prize at FES Colloqium

UHPSI regular Catherine Kuhn recently took one of the top prizes at the 2015 Master’s Student Research Colloquium held at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. She presented the results of a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) hydrological model of the Clear Creek Watershed in North-central Wyoming. This work, begun Read more about Top prize at FES Colloqium[…]

Presentations at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

Three members of the UHPSI team headed to Chicago last week to deliver research on three topics: (1) an automated process for selecting a specific threshold related to mixture-tuned matched filtering image classification; (2) the process and products related to our 2014 Google Earth Engine Research Award research program in which the minimum noise fraction Read more about Presentations at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting[…]

Demographics research addressed in secondary press

An UHPSI article on the changing demographic trends among farm and ranch operators was released in the December issue of Rangelands journal. Since then, several reporters have used the piece as a base from which to discuss the implications of an aging agricultural workforce. Stewart Truelsen of Capital Press is one such author. His piece, Read more about Demographics research addressed in secondary press[…]