Collaborative Adaptive Management at Barta Brothers Ranch Year 1

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2021: $247,011.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2024
Grant Recipient: Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Craig Allen
Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes
In 2020, the University of Nebraska’s Barta Brothers Ranch launched a collaborative
adaptive management (CAM) project to address risks and uncertainties related to grassland
management in the Sandhills. This project focuses on evaluating stakeholder-designed
management plans in a collaborative research setting. This emphasis on co-producing
science ensures CAM reflects real-world ranching conditions of the Sandhills and the
north-central Great Plains.
Kyle Martens, University of Nebraska
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.