HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Researchers, environmental groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are partnering to perform range and grazing-related research in Idaho.
The USDA and the University of Idaho signed an agreement with The Nature Conservancy and Wood River Land Trust, which own the 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch in southcentral Idaho, the Capital Press reported (http://bit.ly/29udu1o ).
The agreement will allow the university to operate the working conservation ranch for five years and establish a rangeland research and educational facility. Researchers plan to study how responsible grazing and sound conservation practices can work together, according to a university news release.
Grazing and the issues around it are key components of the future of the property, as the UI Rangeland Center strives to provide science-based answers to Idaho's large ranching industry," the release said.