Cheyenne, WYUnited States
About Emily Kachergis
Emily is a Postdoctoral Research Ecologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her fellowship will initiate a collaborative process to make adaptive decisions about managing the 15,500 acre Central Plains Experimental Range at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Nunn, Colorado. Emily hopes that this project will serve as a proving ground for rangeland management innovation and adaptation in Northern Colorado. The project will convene diverse local stakeholders to design a large-scale, adaptive grazing management experiment that ARS staff will carry out. Specifically, this fellowship will support implementation and evaluation of the first collaborative workshop in September 2012 in which stakeholders will identify the major components of the adaptive management plan: desired production and conservation outcomes, management strategies, and monitoring and evaluation criteria.