Weaver Ranch Field Day
Weaver Ranch Field Day: Reversing the Dust Bowl
Date: September 29th, 2022
About the Field Day: Learn about efforts to bring prairie life back to abandoned, blown out fields. We’ll learn about monitoring and evaluation techniques for soil health, organic amendments as a told to build soil health, and hear from biologists and researchers who have focused on bird habitat in the southern great plains grassland.
About the ranch: Weaver Ranch was established in 1984 when James Weaver moved to eastern New Mexico and bought his first two sections of land. With an interest in prairie grouse since his teen years, the area’s population of Lesser Prairie-chickens was a major attraction. Over the years Jim acquired adjacent properties as they became available and today Weaver Ranch comprises about 26,000 contiguous acres. With a keen interest in wildlife, Jim has prioritized habitat management as the focus of the Ranch. Grassland restoration and the careful management of livestock to preserve Lesser Prairie-chicken habitat along with a ready willingness to cooperate in related activities with private, university and agency wildlife professionals has earned Weaver Ranch widespread recognition in the conservation arena.
- 8:30-9:00 Registration
- 9:00-9:30am Welcome and Ranch Introduction
- 9:30-9:45am Group Introductions
- 9:45am-12:30pm Ranch/Carbon Ranch Initiative Research Site Tour
- 12:30-1:45pm Lunch (lunch being provided, donations encouraged)
- 1:45-2:45 Afternoon Agency Speakers (Angel Montoya USFWS Partners Program, Steven Decker USFWS Fire Program)
- 2:45-4:00pm Circle up, closing discussion, and networking
Questions, contact: megan [at] quiviracoalition.org