Dr. Robert Ehrhart, Assistant Professor Extended Campus

EhrhartOregon State University
Extended Campus
Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
2115 SW Tamarack Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone:  406-777-1026
E-mail:  bob.ehrhart@oregonstate.edu

Biography

Assistant Professor, Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management."Semi-retired." Teach distance courses from home in McMinnville, Oregon. Formerly Program Lead for Natural Resources B. S. program, Extended Campus, OSU (1999-2005) and Program Lead for Natural Resources B.S. program, Cascades Campus, OSU (2001-2005).

Education

M.S., Forestry/Range Management, University of Montana, 1992
Ph.D., Military/Diplomatic History, The University of Texas, 1975
M.A., Diplomatic History, The University of Texas, 1970
A.B., History, Gettsburg College, 1967

Prior Work Experience

United States Air Force, 1967-1987
Riparian and Wetland Research Program, University of Montana, 1993-1999

  • Research focused on livestock grazing
  • Provided field and classroom presentations and workshops on riparian ecology and management
  • Director and primary author of joint Montana State University/University of Montana video-based course on "Stream and Riparian Area Management"
  • Co-developer of methodologies for inventorying riparian areas and for assessing ecological condition of riparian zones
  • Advisor/Instructor in Montana State University Extension Forestry Stewardship Program; taught landowner basic courses, wetland courses, logger stewardship workshops, and new advisor training workshop

Teaching (currently)

  • RNG 353 - Wildland Plant Identification (distance section)
  • RNG 355 - Desert Watershed Management (distance section)
  • RNG 455 - Riparian Ecology and Management (distance section)
  • RNG 490 - Rangeland Management Planning (distance section)

Selected Publications and Technical Reports:

Ehrhart, Robert C. and Paul L. Hansen. 2004. "Management of Riverine Wetland Habitats." In: Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West: Ecology and Management. Edited by Mark C. McKinstry, Wayne A. Hubert, and Stanley H. Anderson. University of Texas Press, Austin TX.

Ehrhart, R. C. and P. L. Hansen. 1998. Effective cattle management in riparian zones. Montana BLM Riparian Technical Bulletin No. 3. Montana For. and Conserv. Exp. Sta., School of Forestry, The University of Montana, Missoula MT.

Ehrhart, R. C. and P. L. Hansen. 1998. Successful strategies for grazing cattle in riparian zones. Montana BLM Riparian Technical Bulletin No. 4. Montana For. and Conserv. Exp. Sta., School of Forestry, The University of Montana, Missoula MT. (Reprinted by BLM in 2004 and 2009.)