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Training, multi-agency partnership inspire over 100 Idaho ranchers to engage in range monitoring

Owyhee Mountains, ID

More Idaho ranchers are getting involved in range monitoring than ever before.

Ranchers understand that it's important to document rangeland conditions on a consistent basis and provide the Bureau of Land Management with relevant data on rangeland health. But many of them didn't necessarily know how to monitor rangelands effectively until a new program came along to provide education, field training and BLM protocols to follow.

Tony and Brenda Richards, who run cattle in the Owyhee Mountains, are two of more than 100 ranchers in southern Idaho who are jumping on board this year.

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