Range judging is learning to "read" the range to make proper management decisions.
Contestants learn to:
- recognize the components of the range resource
- evaluate the ecosystem's current condition
- develop management practices to improve the ecosystem
- develop better understanding of the plant communities
Learning to judge range provides effective tools that are used to manage the range resource. The objective of the contest is to teach participants some basic principles of range ecology, including soil-plant interaction, plant-animal interaction and plant succession.
Contact your local extension office for registration.