Grassland Restoration Forum

WEBINAR – Rangeland biological soil crusts: their ecological functions in the Northern Great Plains and industrial disturbance response

What us biological soil crusts?

Biological soil crusts are an understudied but integral component of rangeland vegetation in the Northern Great Plains. These cryptic communities of lycophytes, bryophytes, lichens, algae, and bacteria stabilize prairie soils, fix both carbon and nitrogen, retain soil moisture, and influence vascular plant community dynamics. The importance of biological soil crusts will be discussed in the context of common rangeland plant community types, rangeland management, soil and rangeland health.

Event Cancellation

How to Use the Range Plant Community Guides and Recovery Strategies

Unfortunately with a number of late cancellations for the Range Plant Community Guides & Recovery Strategies Workshop scheduled for September 13th, 2023 we’ve had to make the tough decision to cancel the workshop for this fall due to insufficient registrations for a cost recovery event.  We will be offering the same workshop in conjunction with the CLRA Conference in March 2024.  The GRF Mailing list will receive notice/announcements about the event as details become available.

We are still proceeding as planned with the Grassland Assessment Classroom & Hands on Field Training on September 14th at the Cassils Hall/Antelope Creek Ranch.

Apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.