invasive species http://hppr.org en Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change http://hppr.org/post/invasive-weeds-may-look-forward-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">climate models paint</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>A growing problem</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 28593 at http://hppr.org Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change Ranchers Rediscover Burning http://hppr.org/post/ranchers-rediscover-burning <p>Biologist Peter Berthelson of Pheasants Forever took action to educate land managers how to burn and created burn trailers stocked with all the hardware required to safely conduct prescribed burns. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:54:48 +0000 Dale Bolton 9588 at http://hppr.org Ranchers Rediscover Burning Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape http://hppr.org/post/benefits-using-fire-landscape <p></p><p>Native Americans used fire to manage rangeland for thousands of years, but a 100-year burning hiatus followed settlement by Europeans of the North American heartland. Those decades of fire suppression allowed invasive plants to negatively alter the landscape. But rangeland researchers and managers are awakening to the benefits of burning.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25945 at http://hppr.org Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape Controlling Invasives in Central Nebraska http://hppr.org/post/controlling-invasives-central-nebraska <p></p><p></p><p>This episode of Playa Country is a report on woody shrub invasions and control efforts in Nebraska. Biologist Kirk Schroeder of Grand Island enumerates particular weeds invading Nebraska: phragmites is a growing problem in waterways and riparian land, Russian Olive and Eastern Red Cedar are invading uplands. Tom Hartman of Grand Island manages the family ranch at Scotia, NE, and faced an onslaught of ERC.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25944 at http://hppr.org Controlling Invasives in Central Nebraska What Are Invasives? http://hppr.org/post/what-are-invasives <p></p><p>Biologists and rangeland conservationists discuss problems caused by the aggressive invasions of native and exotic shrubs such as Tamarisk, Russian Olive, Eastern Red Cedar and reeds on western Great Plains rangelands. These pests adversely impact ag economics, the ecology and native wildlife on the Plains.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25943 at http://hppr.org What Are Invasives? Final episode of Invasive Species on Playa Country http://hppr.org/post/final-episode-invasive-species-playa-country <p>On Tuesday at 6:44 pm central time, we will hear the final episode of Invasive Species on Playa Country. This report covers woody shrub invasions and control efforts in Nebraska.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:04:54 +0000 Dale Bolton 7941 at http://hppr.org Final episode of Invasive Species on Playa Country Invasive Species series continues on Playa Country http://hppr.org/post/invasive-species-series-continues-playa-country <p></p><p>The second in the three-part series on invasive species airs this week on Playa Country.&nbsp; On Tuesday at 6:44 pm central time, Biologist Gene Miller describes the problem with invasives along the banks of the Canadian River in the Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma. He and NRCS rangeland manager Clint Rollins created the consortium the Canadian River Cooperative Weed Management Area, a group of agencies, non-governmental organizations and landowners conducting invasive weed control efforts. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:01:27 +0000 Dale Bolton 7659 at http://hppr.org Invasive Species series continues on Playa Country