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

Recent Submissions

  • Conservation policy needs for privately owned grasslands 

    Author(s):Manes, Robert; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The concept of affecting conservation at large scales is relatively simple: If strategies can be applied across traditional boundaries, then fragmenting effects of development and land management can be ameliorated for ...
  • Oil and natural gas industry conservation measures to protect the Greater Sage-Grouse 

    Author(s):Meinhart, Brian; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    The potential listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) is a major cause for concern for communities throughout the West. As the species ...
  • Conservation of Greater Sage-grouse: challenges managing a landscape scale species 

    Author(s):Stiver, San; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Greater Sage-grouse are a western North American plains grouse that had a potential pre-European settlement distribution of approximately 1,200,483 km2, spanning 12 US states and three Canadian provinces. That distribution ...
  • Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse reintroduction to Middle Park 

    Author(s):Richert, Josh; Kossler, John; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus; CSTG) is the rarest of six sub-species of grouse that are endemic to sagebrush, shrubsteppe and mountain shrub communities of western North America. ...
  • Ecological conundrum: just what makes good Lesser Prairie-Chicken habitat?, An 

    Author(s):Olson, Steven; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Lesser Prairie-Chicken is native to the prairie shrubland ecosystems of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Dramatic population declines, combined with existing and perceived future threats, were the ...
  • Landscape conservation takes money: how conservation easements are revolutionizing habitat protection and management in the United States 

    Author(s):Manes, Stephanie; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    When land is privately or communally-owned, the self-interests of the property owners dictate the fate of the land. For some, generating money is the top priority; for others, keeping the land intact for future generations ...
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken range-wide conservation plan, The 

    Author(s):Klute, David; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) is a prairie grouse endemic to the southern Great Plains where it occurs primarily on private land. In March 2014 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the ...
  • Native grasslands of the Great Plains of North America: using prairie grouse as flagship species for restoration 

    Author(s):Yeats, Scott; Haufler, Jonathan; Mehl, Carolyn; Riley, Terry
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The grasslands of the Great Plains of North America historically covered over 240 million hectares and supported a wide diversity of ecosystems and wildlife species. Today, many of these ecosystems are among those at ...