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Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition

Range Schools

Range Schools


  • Plant identification and grassland ecology
  • Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way!
  • Interactive Ecology...Know your plants
  • Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies
  • The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions
  • Landscape Art and Economics
  • Planning the Future-Understanding the Past
  • Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony?
  • Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses
  • Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together
  • Range Developments: Location, Location, Location!
  • Managing rangelands for wildlife
  • Managing rangelands for livestock types
  • Forage and animal balance
  • Sampling, measuring, and monitoring...evaluate what you have, decide what you want, check to see if you are making progress.
  • Learn with your neighbors! Receive expert instruction from ranchers as well as agency and university staffs!


Tuition, room and board is $350 per person. Additional people from the same ranch or outfit will be charged $300 per person.


Scholarships of $175 are available for most ranchers and eligible college students. Apply for a scholarship by clicking a linked form on this page, OR call (785) 452-0780. Scholarship forms must be received by the KGLC Coordinator no later than two weeks prior to the class beginning.


Both schools provide air-conditioned sleeping rooms with double occupancy. (Note: You do need to bring along your own bedding, towel and wash cloth.)


Meals are provided including a Wednesday evening steak fry (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 suppers).


At both sites are comfortable with easy access to range sites and learning areas.

KGLC Range School Sponsors

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • K-State Research and Extension
  • K-State Experiment Station - Hays
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Westar Energy
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • KS Section - Society for Range Management
  • Security State Bank, Scott City
  • First National Bank, Scott City
  • Feed-Lot Magazine
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Kansas Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
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