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Targeted cheatgrass grazing study team

PROJECT SCIENTISTS

Left: Dana Blumenthal, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit. Right: Mitch Stephenson, Assistant Professor & Range Management Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
Left: Justin Derner, Rangeland Scientist and Research Leader, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit. Center: David Augustine, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit. Right: Lauren Porensky, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit. Photos by Hailey Wilmer and Julie Kray.

Dana Blumenthal, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit

Mitch Stephenson, Assistant Professor & Range Management Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Justin Derner, Research Leader & Rangeland Scientist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit

David Augustine, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit

Lauren Porensky, Ecologist, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources & Systems Research Unit

TECHNICIANS

Julie Kray (left) and Matt Mortenson (right), USDA-ARS, lead technicians at the Wyoming study site. Photos by Rachel Wolf and Julie Kray.
Ben Schiltz (left) and Alex Orozco (right), lead technicians at the Nebraska study site. Photos by Julie Kray and Rachel Wolf.
Seth Romero (left) and Anna Maverick (right) collecting vegetation data. Photos by Rachel Wolf.
Katie Estep (upper left), Dan LeCain (lower left), Rachel Wolf and Zoe Becker (right) collecting vegetation data. Photos by Julie Kray.
Sarah Newton (left) and Carly Bentley (upper right) collecting vegetation data. Brenda Castlemain (lower right) processing a fecal sample for DNA analysis. Photos by Julie Kray and Rachel Wolf.
Susana Elvira-Cosar and Julie Kray (left) measuring cheatgrass height. Pam Freeman (right) educating the next generation of range scientists. Photos by Rachel Wolf and Alicia Myers.

Not pictured: Kayla Mollet and Travis Millikan, technicians at the Nebraska study site.

Field crews at work in Wyoming. Photos by Julie Kray and Rachel Wolf.
A curious animal collecting data on researchers at the Nebraska study site. Photo from Mitch Stephenson.

MANY THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS:

Mark and Kendall Eisele, King Ranch, Cheyenne, WY

Bill Baldwin, Scottsbluff, NE

Contact us:

  • Dana Blumenthal: Dana.Blumenthal@usda.gov
  • Mitch Stephenson: mstephenson@unl.edu
  • Julie Kray: Julie.Kray@usda.gov