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Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports

Rodeo entries being accepted

The 102nd Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo is accepting local entries from Wyoming cowboys and cowgirls to participate in the 2014 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo.

Rodeo performances are scheduled for Aug. 14-15 at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas. Contestants must be entered by 2 p.m. July 25.

All Wyoming residents 18 years and older are eligible to compete in the rodeo. Seven rodeo events are offered (bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, steer roping and girls barrel racing).

Contestants must complete proof of insurance and age, entry and liability and may enter by contacting the Wyoming State Fair, P.O. Box 10, Douglas, WY 82633.

UW issues info on native plants

A new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension addresses using native plants and adapted seed sources to help reclaim severely disturbed lands.

Native plants represent key resources for restoration of ecosystem functions and wildland health, said state authors assistant professor and extension restoration ecologist Kristina Hufford and Rachel Mealor, extension range specialist, both in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

"Successful Restoration of Severely Disturbed Lands: Native Plants and Adapted Seeds for Reclamation," includes resources for the selection of native plant species and appropriate seed sources for revegetation of degraded lands in the state and region.

"This bulletin addresses questions we've received during workshops about the selection of native plant species and the use of different seed sources in land reclamation and restoration," Hufford said.

The bulletin is available for free at http://tiny.cc/wyoext.

For more information, contact Hufford at 766-5587 or khufford@uwyo.edu.

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