2013 CURRENT ISSUE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
For successful completion of the Current Issue section, contestants should be able to:
•Define rangeland and pastureland, percentage of state encompassed by rangeland and pastureland, importance of grazing lands. •Identify grasses of New York, differentiate between plant types (grass, forb, shrub, and trees), identify parts of a grass and/or grass like species. •Define rangeland ecological sites, understand ecological process, understanding of all definitions inclusion to all key topic areas. •Understanding of basic rangeland and pastureland management concepts, i. e. grazing systems, stocking rates, and rangeland improvements. •Understanding of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on rangeland and pastureland and how different communities (wetland, riparian, and upland areas) interact. •Recognize different classes of livestock and understand their interaction with wildlife species. (Pastures&Grassland_birds.pdf) •Understanding of the historical use of the land by humans, domestic livestock and wildlife and its effect on the plant community. •Understanding the rights of the private landowner and citizens’ rights to public land.
2013 New York State Envirothon
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday 2013 competition dates are
Thursday, May 30th & Friday, May 31st
Morrisville State College
New York State Envirothon
An introduction to this year's topic: "Sustainable Rangeland Management"
Learning goals for participating students
Links and references to more information on the study of Current Issue
Information is subject to change, due to following learning objectives are under review. Last updated (September 19, 2012 11 :10 a.m.)
Learn about terms relating to the study of the current issue