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Rangeland Monitoring & Weed Mapping and Spraying

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The Districts are entering into the fourth year of a five-year agreement with Osborn Industries to conduct intensive rangeland monitoring in the Piceance East Douglas Herd Management Area (PEDHMA).  Monitoring has taken place multiple times per year capturing forage use just before cattle arrive in a pasture, just after the cattle leave a pasture, in the late fall, and then again in early spring.  Osborn has analyzed the first three years’ data verifying which species are utilizing the forage at different times of the year.  Monitoring will be expanded to the West Douglas Herd Area this year