Grassland Ecology in Kansas 

Mid Shortgrass Range School 2015



KGLC
2016
 Principles of Rangeland Management School
Tallgrass Prairie School
Date:
 Tuesday, August 16 to Thursday, August 18, 2016
Place: Camp Wood, Elmdale, KS

Mid-Shortgrass Prairie School
Date: Tuesday, August 2 to Thursday, August 4, 2016
Place: Camp Lakeside, Scott County Lake, KS
and
The Nature Conservancy's Smoky Valley Ranch


To apply, click here.
To apply for scholarship, click here.



To view past Range School highlights, click the years below:
Range School Topics:
  • Plant identification and grassland ecology
  • Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way!
  • Interactive Ecology...Know your plants
  • Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies
  • The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions
  • Landscape Art and Economics
  • Planning the Future-Understanding the Past
  • Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony?
  • Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses
  • Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together
  • Range Developments: Location, Location, Location!
  • Managing rangelands for wildlife
  • Managing rangelands for livestock types
  • Forage and animal balance
  • Sampling, measuring, and monitoring...evaluate what you have, decide what you want, check to see if you are making progress.
  • Learn with your neighbors! Receive expert instruction from ranchers as well as agency and university staffs!





Presentations at the Range Schools in past years:

Drought and Contingency Planning 2012





Stocking Rates and Drought 2012



Rangeland Soil Quality



KC Olson - A Case Study in Low-Input Management - 07.27.12





Costs
Tuition, room and board is $350 per person.  Additional people from the same ranch or outfit will be charged $300 per person.

Scholarships
Scholarships of $175 are available for most ranchers and eligible college students.  Apply for a scholarship by clicking a linked form on this page, OR call (785) 452-0780. Scholarship forms must be received by the KGLC Coordinator  no later than two weeks prior to the class beginning.

Lodging

Both schools provide air-conditioned sleeping rooms with double occupancy. (Note: You do need to bring along your own bedding, towel and wash cloth.)

Meals

Meals are provided including a Wednesday evening steak fry (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 suppers).

Accommodations
at both sites are comfortable with easy access to range sites and learning areas.