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Western Region Rangeland Career Development Event
November 8, 2021 - November 9, 2021
Western National Rangeland CDE is a premier range judging event that is uniquely designed to be relevant to issues faced by land managers on western rangelands. Rangeland landscapes dominate Western North America and yet most people who live near or even on rangelands know little about the resources they provide or principles of their management.
2019 Western National Event in Elko, Nevada
This hands-on event has a contemporary field component with five categories:
- Stocking Rate and Management/Current Rangeland Issue
- Plant Identification
- Site Description
- Rangeland Assessment
- Rangeland Ecosystem Measurements
The goal of this contest is to raise awareness about rangelands and introduce career opportunities to high school students. Connecting youth with rangeland professionals is a solid pathway to attracting students to career opportunities on the range and one approach to increasing the number of rangeland professionals ready to enter the workforce. Participants can also apply the knowledge they have gained to the areas in which they live, work, and recreate.
For more details on this event, please contact Sue Poland at 208-739-2965.