2019 Science Conference

Malpai Borderlands Group

January 8, 2019

Geronimo Event Center, Rodeo, New Mexico

9:00 AM         Welcome and Introductions:  Rich Winkler, Executive Director, Malpai
Borderlands Group

9:15 AM         Ecological Sites as the Basis for Collaborative Science and
Management.  Dr. Joel Brown, USDA-NRCS, Jornada Experimental Range

10:15 AM       Relationships Between Grass and Mesquite Cover Based on Long-
term Data: Implications for Restoration Opportunities. Dr. Elise Gornish
, Cooperative
Extension Specialist, 
University of Arizona

11:30 AM       Researchers and Ranchers Collaborating to Inform Rangeland
Management and Conservation in California.  Dr. Sheila Barry, Livestock and
Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San
Francisco Bay Area   

12:15 PM       Lunch Break

1:45 PM         Shrub Encroachment, Landscape Restoration, and Wildlife
Responses in the Chihuahuan Desert.  Dr. Bob Schooley Associate     Professor,
University of Illinois, Co-PI, Jornada Basin LTER Program

2:30 PM         Collaborative rangeland management in Mongolia.  Dr. Brandon

3:15 PM         Update on Grassland Restoration in Southeastern Arizona.

Gerry Gonzales, Brush Management Coordinator, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Dusty
Glidewell, UASA-NRCS

4:00 PM         Wrap Up.  Dr. Nathan Sayre, University of California, Berkeley

4:30 PM        Adjourn

Biology of Pitvipers 3 Conference

Hosted by

Chiricahua Desert Museum &  

Geronimo Event Center

Rodeo, New Mexico

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    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emily N. Taylor