Research into meaningful management of public and private lands requires sites that
include both types of ownership. The Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station’s
Gund Research Ranch offers this reality.
A gift to the University of Nevada in 1973 of a 10,600-acre commercial cattle ranch,
the Gund Ranch—named for its donor, George Gund, III—is a perfect setting
for research relevant to Nevada’s livestock producers.
The ranch, located 45 miles NE of Austin. Nev., has grazing rights on adjoining
lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, providing an ideal laboratory for
research into how commercial livestock production interacts with wildlife management
on private-public rangelands. Recent research studies include livestock health,
performance and behavior projects, rangeland health & restoration, alternative fuel
sources, and grazing management.
To learn more about current research being conducted on the Gund, check out:
- reducing wildfire fuel loads
- Rabbit brush on Gund found to be potential source of natural rubber
- understanding frothy bloat in cattle
- how does repeated burning affect cheatgrass?