Current Issue

2018 Teacher Workshop Presentations (for upcoming 2019 Current Issue Topic):

Kip Kolesinskas – Farming Forward- Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Climate (PDF)

Nancy Marek- Using UAS, Temporal Signatures, RGB Imagery to Map the Distribution of Understory Invasive Species in the Temperate Deciduous Forest.  Note- large file, please download.  Give the video on the second to last page time to load, turn up sound, and enjoy!


Content Leader: Jane Seymour (CT DEEP Wildlife)  Email:  jane.seymour@ct.gov

The 2018 Current Issue is: Rangeland 

Current Issue Learning Objectives  (From NCF Envirothon)

 

http://idrange.org/Envirothon-rangeland-resources

Visit NCF Envirothon for more information and resource links.


Current Issue CT Focus Resources:

 

HorsebarnHillText (PDF)  Presentation by Jack Clausen

Wildlife Habitats A History of change for CT (PDF) Note: Use arrow keys to advance pages like a slide show.

Grazing_Management_and_Soil_Health (PDF)

Rangelands – Envirothon October 2017 Workshop  (PDF)

Bobolink (PDF)

Grassland Species (PDF)

Rangeland

http://idrange.org/Envirothon-rangeland-resources

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/?cid=stelprdb1046975

https://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/

https://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/sagebrush-community/the-bird/

https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/northdakota/explore/putting-bison-back-on-the-prairie.xml

 

Grassland

http://ct.audubon.org/conservation/topsmead-state-forest

http://clear.uconn.edu/tools/habitats/grasslands.htm

https://www.massaudubon.org/content/download/19413/274073/file/Best-Management-Practices_Grasslands.pdf

https://www.ctaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SOTB16_Final.pdf   (especially Grassland Conservation)

https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/gnc02-004/ Research study comparing nest success with different grazing practices.

Other Early Successional Habitat

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/habitat/yfshrubinitiative/clearcutbenefits.pdf

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325732&deepNav_GID=1655? (Managing Grasslands, Shrubland and Young forest)

Bobolink

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/bobolink?site=ct&nid=5011&site=ct&nid=5011

https://www.bobolinkproject.com/index.php

Threatened and Endangered

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/nongame/ETS15.pdf

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/outreach/EndangeredSpecies.pdf

Hay/Pasture

http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/manure/important-manure-management-practice/index.html

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/aquifer_protection/bmps_agriculture.pdf  (Pasture and Hayland Management)

https://water.usgs.gov/edu/nitrogen.html