Presented by the Rocky Mountain Research Station. Hosted online by:
- Matt Reeves – Rocky Mountain Research Station
- Dwayne Rice – Region 2 Rangeland Program Manager
Geo-fencing provides some unique advantages over conventional fencing approaches. This is especially true when we consider the devastation to fencing, and other rangeland infrastructure, caused by wildfires. It is increasingly used with public land grazing leases, but the cost-effectiveness of geo-fencing and common challenges are not well understood. Issues such as cost-effectiveness, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and system efficacy remain unclear.
This Summit will provide a forum for producers, managers, and USDA Forest Service agency leadership to share their insights, successes, and failures while answering questions in the process. Geo-fencing may have a significant role to play in the future of public land management. We will provide a backdrop against which we can come to some common understanding of what the technology affords including the considerations needed prior to implementation.
Summit Scope & Components:
The objective is to enable Summit participants to learn from the real-world experience provided by managers, agency leaders, and producers. Geo-fencing will be discussed through a series of coupled 20-minute presentations followed by a 30-minute live question-and-answer session. In this manner, we aim to engage participants from a wide range of experiences and disciplines.
Deliverables & Benefits:
- The meeting itself. It provides an important means of information exchange where we can all learn from each other.
- Recorded 20-minute presentations that can be revisited remotely anytime.
- Identification of new partnerships between producers, managers, and researchers to foster more effective land management strategies to be developed across more regions.