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"The Silent Invasion"

"Something troubling is taking hold in Oregon. Strange, exotic plants and animals are showing up in places where they don't belong. They are invasive species, and they're taking over landscapes, driving native wildlife away, and making everyone from ranchers to fishermen to wildlife managers nervous. What are these invaders? Where do they come from? And what can we do to stop them?"

View "The Silent Invasion" on OPB.org

The Silent Invasion  


"Hope on the Range"

This documentary examines the variety of pressures that threaten the health of western rangelands, including population growth and development and the interrelated effects of climate change, wildfires, and invasive species. The program takes viewers to locations around the West where ranchers, conservationists, and public land managers are turning to a legacy of the frontier -- livestock grazing -- to help conserve the rangeland ecosystems.

"Hope on the Range" must be ordered from the Society for Rangeland Management.

Hope on the Range  


"When the Pot Boiled Over" 

This informational video is a classic from the 1960’s. It will lead to many types of discussion and topics, so come back to it often if you wish. The doors that it opens for discussion are endless, from management strategies the ethics of human’s interactions in the landscape. Overall it is a wonderful movie to introduce some topics. In this activity we will be using it as an avenue to explore plants life cycles and define some terms.

"When the Pot Boiled Over" is also available to view on Youtube.com



"Science-Driven Invasive Plant Management" 

One of our problems as land managers has been the failure to recognize that when we see invasive species begin to establish, the weeds themselves are not the actual cause of the problem. The weeds are merely a symptom of the problem. The real problem is, more often than not, an ecological process in disrepair. These ecological processes in disrepair are what drive a plant community to change. 

EBIPM provides the scientific principles so managers can combine their knowledge and experience with ecology to make decisions that have a greater likelihood of success and sustainability.

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"Implementing EBIPM"

One of the toughest challenges land managers face is the advancing infestations of invasive weeds. Treating weeds is often really only treating a symptom. To be successful, managers must ‘get to the roots’ and treat the underlying cause of invasion.

‘Implementing EBIPM’ takes you into the field with the range ecologists and scientists and plant physiologists who’ve developed this decision-making process called Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management.

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"A Working Ranch"

"A Working Ranch with an effective medusahead management program” tells the story of Ben and Barbara McGough who purchased the Circle Bar Ranch (Mitchell, OR) in 2003 and soon learned the ranch had a serious infestation of medusahead. They realized they needed to either “get on board with some kind of project to control the medusahead or sell now.”

With the help of ARS Ecologist Roger Sheley and others at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, OR, Ben and Barbara began using EBIPM to focus on treating the true causes of the infestation and get a hold on the invasion. 

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