RTO List

Lesson Title & Summary Topic Type Level of Instruction
Ecological Sites
Powerpoint lecture defining Ecological Sites with several examples. The note guide provides background information on a variety of soil properties used to define ecological sites.
Ecological Site Descriptions PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
Forage Value of Range Plants
This lecture goes into depth relative to the most limiting nutrients in rangelands or the western U.S. and the plant anatomy associated with those nutrients. Plant anatomy and growth form (e.g. grass, forb) are compared relative to nutritive value.
Rangeland Plants, Physiology, Nutrition PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
History of Rangeland Management
Detailed overview of the history of US rangelands, from the influence of Native Americans prior to European Settlement, land homesteading to the current issues.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Policies and Laws, Human Dimensions PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Invasive Plants and Weeds
An overview of issues associated with invasive plants and weeds in US rangelands. A discussion of the various approaches to weed control is also included.
Integrated Rangeland Management, Integrated Weed Management PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Land Managment and Response to Fire
A detailed lecture on the various types of fire, how each of them influence the recovery of rangeland, and their effects on rangeland. Pre-fire and post-fire management issues are also discussed.
Rangeland Ecology and Forces of Change, Integrated Rangeland Management PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Livestock and Wildlife Interactions
This powerpoint presentation/lecture provide an overview of positive and negative impacts of livestock and wildlife interactions. Briefly discusses proper grazing and irresponsible grazing as well as the effects of ranches on wildlife.
Rangeland Animals, Domestic & Wild PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
Morphology of Range Plants
This 14 slide powerpoint provides an overview of the basic plan anatomy knowledge needed for proper plant identification.
Rangeland Plants, Identification PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring
An introduction to rangeland monitoring and inventory with a detailed example from 50 years of monitoring a shadscale stand in Idaho.
Measuring and Monitoring Rangelands, Vegetation Assessment Methods, Rangeland Ecology and Forces of Change PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Rangeland Succession
A introduction to the processes involved in rangeland plant succession.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Rangeland Ecology and Forces of Change PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
Rangelands of the US
Biotic, abiotic and geographic details of major rangeland ecosystems in the US.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Rangeland Ecoregions, Rangeland Ecology and Forces of Change PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Stocking Rate
Guidelines for setting proper stocking rate as it relates to plant productivity, animal production, forage availability and demand.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Rangeland Animals, Stocking Rates PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Toxic Plants of the West
This 25 slide power point discusses the most economically important poisonous plants of the West.
Rangeland Plants PowerPoint (with notes) Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Unraveling Sagebrush Community Change to Manage for Resilient Sage Grouse Habitats
The Sage Grouse Initiative partnered with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to unravel the secrets of sagebrush plant community change in this 23-minute instructional video designed to help conservationists and landowners manage for more resilient sage grouse habitats. The video...
Rangeland Ecology and Forces of Change, State and Transition Models Video/Captured Lecture Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Value of Open Space
This 24 slide lecture provides an introduction to the issues associated with the societal demands on rangeland (open space). Examples of conflict, preservation, and value are provided, along with the changing view of society.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Human Dimensions PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
Values of Rangelands
This lecture provides an overview of all the various uses applied to rangelands, for example, multi-use, wildlife habitat, recreation, renewable energy, minerals and mining.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management, Other Uses, Human Dimensions PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)
What are Rangelands?
An introduction to rangelands and their values.
Introduction to Rangelands and Rangeland Management PowerPoint (with notes) Lower Division (Freshman/Sophomore)