This digital collection includes presentations given at the 8th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium held in 2014 for the symposia theme: Climate and Energy.

Recent Submissions

  • Drought risk and adaptation in the Interior 

    Author(s):Morisette, Jeffrey; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Drought is part of the normal climate variability in the Great Plains and Intermountain Western United States, but recent severe droughts along with climate change projections have increased the interest and need for better ...
  • Balancing energy development with fish and wildlife 

    Author(s):Belinda, Steve; Belinda, Steve
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Increased energy development such as oil, gas, solar, wind and geothermal are threatening public-lands hunting and fishing opportunities across the country. In the past 15 years, more than 40 million acres of the West have ...
  • Hard choices in agriculture under climate uncertainty: risk & decision analysis applied to climate adaptation 

    Author(s):Travis, William R.; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Land managers make decisions under great uncertainty, subject to climate variability, extreme events, and underlying climate change. Two cases are briefly described: A northern Great Plains wheat farmer expects value in ...
  • Colorado's prairie future: oil and gas forecasts, wildlife impacts, and solutions 

    Author(s):Kram, Megan; Pague, Chris; Belinda, Steve
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    This project is designed to inspire conversations among oil and gas companies and government agencies about how best to achieve goals for wildlife conservation and oil and gas development across eastern Colorado's vast ...
  • Public and communal land considerations in response to climate changes: reflections from the US national climate assessment and the Great Plains region 

    Author(s):Ojima, Dennis; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Drought is a frequent feature in climate dynamics of the Great Plains. The manner in which drought has impacted various communities and livelihoods differ across the region and historically as drought intensity and changes ...
  • Wind power from Tribal lands: given uncertainties in hydropower 

    Author(s):Gough, Bob; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    In the midst of accelerating climatic change and observed weather extremes due to long-term natural variation, as well as our more recent and all-too-efficient anthropogenic transfer of carbon from the earth to the atmosphere, ...
  • Private landowner involvement - making a difference in energy development outcomes 

    Author(s):Taggart, Craig; Belinda, Steve
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    This session will showcase two examples of success landowners have had in constructively addressing energy development on private and leased public lands. These project examples illustrate tools and models that can be ...
  • Climate change vulnerability and adpatation strategies for natural communities: pioloting methods in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts 

    Author(s):Comer, Patrick; Morisette, Jeffrey
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Land managers need a better understanding of factors that contribute to climate change (CC) vulnerability of the natural resources they manage in order to formulate adaptation strategies. They also need more opportunities ...
  • Opportunities and challenges to energy development on a ranch in western Colorado - developing a model for conservation and mixed use 

    Author(s):Stewart, Scott; Belinda, Steve
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The High Lonesome Ranch (HLR) is a privately owned ranch of 38,000 deed acres and an additional 205,000 acres of leased public land in western Colorado. In 2011 the HLR and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership ...
  • USDA regional climate hubs and long-term agro-ecosystem research (LTAR) network 

    Author(s):Derner, Justin D.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Formation of Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) networks in 2012 and the USDA Regional Climate Hubs in 2014 provide networks to address climate change and agriculture. Eighteen sites in the LTAR network address, ...