Water Programs

Rangeland Conservation and Restoration

Facilities for Handling, Sheltering and Trailing Livestock. 1987. A 52-page guide that covers the application, cost, advantages and disadvantages of various structures, including shelters and stream crossings. Extensive photos and drawings make the guide easy to understand. Source: Society for Range Management, 1839 York Street, Denver, CO 80206-1213; or call (303) 355-7070; http://www.rangelands.org/.

Facilities for Watering Livestock and Wildlife. 1989. A 71-page consolidation of design and construction specifications for watering facilities from several agencies. Transport, storage and drinking facilities are discussed. Photos and diagrams are used to illustrate key points. Source: Society for Range Management, 1839 York Street, Denver, CO 80206-1213; or call (303) 355-7070; http://www.rangelands.org/.

Fences. 1987. A detailed guide to the use of fencing in rangeland management that covers applicability, costs and construction of various fences. Source: Society for Range Management, 1839 York Street, Denver, CO 80206-1213. or call (303) 355-7070; http://www.rangelands.org/.

High-Tensile Wire Fencing. 1987. This guide to the design, installation and electrification of high-tensile fences provides a thorough, detailed coverage of construction materials, electricfication and designs for different management objectives. Wildlife passage is discussed. Source: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, 152 Riley Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853;

Rangeland Ecology and Management. 1994. A 521-page textbook by Harold F. Heady and R. Dennis Child that places restoration, water conservation and other resource issues in a decision-making context. Source: Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301; or call (800) 456-1995; ISBN No. 0-8133-2052-6; www.westviewpress.com/book.php?isbn=9780813337999.

Riparian Area Management: Grazing Management in Riparian Areas. 1989. This 43-page report by Gene Kinch is part of a series of Bureau of Land Management reports on riparian area management. It covers grazing management principles and practices and the factors involved in designing a successful system. Request a complete publications list for other reports in the series. Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Service Center, P.O. Box 25047, Denver, CO 80225; or call (202) 268-3100; http://www.blm.gov/nstc/library/pdf/Final%20TR%201737-9.pdf; Technical Reference 1734-4.

Specifications for Structural Range Improvements. 1990. This 120-page report provides excellent specifications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a variety of fences, water developments and other structural improvements. Source: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 1401 Gekler Lane, La Grande, OR 97850; or call (503) 963-7122; General Technical Report 250; http://www.fs.fed.us/.

Strategies for Livestock Management in Riparian Areas in New Mexico. Guide B-119. Source: College of Agriculture and Home Economics, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003; or call (505)646-0111; http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/.

Stormwater Runoff: Lost Resource of Community's Asset? A Guide to Preventing, Capturing and Recovering Stormwater Runoff. Packed with information, this book is a user-friendly guide on capturing and recovering stormwater. This book also talks about reducing flooding and pollution. This is a great book if you want to learn about the problems and solutions of stormwater runoff. Source: Delaware Riverkeeper Netowrk, P.O. Box 326, Washington Crossing, PA 18977; or call (215) 369-1188; http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/.

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