Summer Grazing Tour

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Join a summer grazing tour on June 14 in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, Sandhills Task Force and Nebraska Audubon have partnered to bring ranchers and bird enthusiasts together to learn more about successful grazing practices, Sandhill ranch heritage, indigenous and migratory birds, and wildlife habitat. Proper grazing in the Sandhills provides income for ranch businesses, wildlife and bird habitat, vegetation diversity, and increased water quality and quantity. Learn grazing strategies from area ranchers as well as information about birds and habitat from statewide experts.

The full day event will kick off with an optional birding route, followed by registration and breakfast, three ranch visits, and an evening banquet with a special guest speaker. We will visit the Eatinger Ranch, Reed Hamilton Ranch, and the Dailey Angus Ranch.  Please visit http://www.SandhillsTaskForce.org to read about the ranches, explore the agenda, download the brochure, and register online.

Pre-registration is due by June 6 for meal counts and you can sign up online by visiting http://www.SandhillsTaskForce.org, by emailing Shelly@SandhillsTaskForce.org, or by calling/texting Shelly Kelly at 308.214.0065. You will also be able to register at the door. The pre-registration cost is $15 for the full event and $10 if you can’t attend the banquet. You can pay at the door, online or by mail.

Supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Other event sponsors include Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Bird Observatory of the Rockies, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Sandhills Scenic Byway.

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