Invasive Species and Pest Management

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Invasive species and pest management focus on preventative measures to reduce reliance on pesticides while minimizing negative impacts of pests and invasive species on environmental and economic resources. The guiding principle for these management strategies is to create conditions that are optimal for forage and livestock production and less favorable for invasive species and pest development.

Common pests pose a persistent threat to the cost-effective production of forage and livestock, often affecting food safety and biodiversity.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, pest management is defined as the practice of “utilizing environmentally sensitive prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression strategies to manage weeds, insects, diseases, animals and other organisms (including invasive and non-invasive species) that directly or indirectly cause damage or annoyance” to the healthy functioning of ecosystems and their related operations.

  • Managing Saskatchewan Rangeland

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatchewan

    This book was created over a number of years by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to assist range managers in the stewardship of rangeland resources in Saskatchewan.

  • Managing Your Native Prairie Parcels: Your Guide to Caring for Native Prairie in Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation, Saskatchewan

    The Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation created this planning guide to help landowners learn about and manage native grasslands on their land, covering topics such as native grassland conservation and enhancement…

  • Matador Ranch

    Matador, Texas

    Matador Ranch, located in Matador, Texas is a large historic US ranching and hunting operation. Established in 1882, the ranch has a long history of improving the health and productivity of its livestock, wildlife, and renewable natural resources.

  • Pilgrim Ranch

    Chase County, Kansas

    The Pilgrim Ranch project site consists of 28 hectares of tallgrass prairie located within the USFWS’s Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area and the Flint Hills focus area of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program.

  • Rancho ‘El Uno’

    Janos, Chihuahua

    The El Uno Ecological Reserve, better known as Rancho El Uno, belongs to The Nature Conservancy NGO. The main purpose of the ranch is the conservation of grasslands and their biodiversity through the teaching and application of good stockbreeding management and grassland restoration practices.

  • Rancho Plan de Álamos

    Villa Ahumada and Chihuahua, Chihuahua

    Rancho Plan de Álamos is located in the priority land region known as the Flores Magón and Sierra del Nido Grasslands in the central valley region of Chihuahua, where the state’s last uncultivated valleys are located. As part of the grassland conservation collaboration initiative launched by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and IMC Vida Silvestre…

  • Rancho San Luis

    Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua

    Rancho San Luis forms part of the grassland conservation collaboration initiative between the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the non-profit organizations, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and IMC Vida Silvestre, financed with funds from the CEC, the USFWS-NMBCA Program, and Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Natural…

  • Rangeland Management Strategies

    Sustainable Agriculture Network, USA

    This bulletin from the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SARE) recommends strategies that may help to integrate range management techniques that have long-term benefits for people, their land and their communities.

  • Sharing the Land with Pinyon-Juniper Birds

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory created this document to educate land managers about beneficial practices that can enhance pinyon-juniper bird habitat on their land. It was developed with funding primarily provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife

    Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado

    The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) created this document to educate land managers about grassland management practices to help enhance bird and wildlife habitat in short grass prairies.

  • Slovek Ranch Philip, South Dakota

    Bill and Pennie Slovek

    The Slovek Ranch is located near Philip, South Dakota, where Bill – a third generation rancher – his wife Pennie and their youngest son Bo, run approximately 900 cow-calf pairs on over 13,000 acres. They also rent 6,000 to 7,000 acres every year.

  • Veno Ranch

    Hanna, Alberta

    With her husband Murray McArthur, Marj Veno’s operation has grown from a 120-head commercial cow herd to 300 purebred and 300 commercial Angus cows on 5,050 hectares, the majority of which is native range.

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