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Weaver Ranch Field Day – Reversing the Dust Bowl
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Learn about efforts to bring prairie life back to abandoned fields affected by the dust bowl, via innovative organic amendment applications such as compost, biochar and bale grazing.
Weaver Ranch was established in 1984 when James Weaver moved to eastern New Mexico and bought his first two sections of land. Having been interested in prairie grouse since his teen years, the area’s population of Lesser Prairie-chickens was a major attraction. Over the years Jim acquired adjacent properties as they became available and today Weaver Ranch comprises about 26,000 contiguous acres. With a keen interest in wildlife, Jim has prioritized habitat management as the focus of the Ranch. Grassland restoration and the careful management of livestock to preserve Lesser Prairie-chicken habitat along with a ready willingness to cooperate in related activities with private, university and agency wildlife professionals has earned Weaver Ranch widespread recognition in the conservation arena.