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Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. Resolving the Challenges of Scale in Managing Eastern Redcedar Invasion

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AUTHOR: Brittany Dueker, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
ABSTRACT: Juniperus virginiana is a woody invasive species managed primarily with prescribed fire and mechanical/hand cutting. A number of agencies in Nebraska have implemented cost-share programs to address grassland invasion, however these programs have not been assessed. There is concern that they are not meeting the goals of the funding agencies, namely an overall reduction of J. virginiana cover on private lands. The social theory used to structure these programs focuses on supporting landowner goals to improve participation, but this focus doesn’t specifically account for management scale, ecological needs, or funding agency goals. A two-part approach involving an ecological assessment and a landowner survey will allow me to elucidate how the human dimension affects the ecological impact of these programs on a broad scale.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Olive Branch Room