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Supporting Pollinators on Rangelands in the Great Plains and Western US
Well managed rangelands are home for many species of wildlife, including pollinators, and management decisions play an important role in conserving their habitat. Join Xerces staff as we highlight best management practices to manage rangeland using grazing, fire, or haying to support livestock production and pollinator health.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Mar 18, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Ray Moranz
Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist @The Xerces Society
Ray works to conserve pollinators on rangelands in the central U.S., and he also serves as a Partner Biologist for the USDA-NRCS. He is based at the NRCS Field Office in Stillwater, Oklahoma. One focus of his work is to assist in the planning and implementation of monarch butterfly conservation efforts in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Ray began studying the effects of fire and grazing on prairie plant and butterfly communities in 2004, and earned his Ph.D. in natural resource ecology and management from Oklahoma State University in 2010. Prior to joining the Xerces Society, he worked for The Nature Conservancy in Florida, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in California, Iowa State University, and Oklahoma State University.
Deedee Soto
Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, California NRCS Partner Biologist @The Xerces Society
Sarah Hamilton Buxton
Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner @The Xerces Society
Sarah Hamilton Buxton grew up frequently visiting her grandparents’ farm where she developed an appreciation for farmers, ranchers, private landownership, and the natural world. She holds a bachelor's degree in wildlife science and a master's degree in renewable natural resources with a concentration in wildlife science. Prior to joining the Xerces Society, Sarah worked as a Farm Bill Specialist where she gained private lands biology experience working with farmers and ranchers enrolled in USDA Conservation Programs. With the Xerces Society, Sarah increases awareness of pollinator conservation as she works with ranchers and farmers to create and improve pollinator habitat on their operations throughout North Dakota and eastern Montana.