The right tools for the job: Putting technology to work on your ranch

RANGE_EAST – Curious how camera technology can help you monitor your land and save time? Join WLA staff, fellow landowners and managers on a webinar at 11:00 AM CDT, June 6, 2018, as they explore technology used for remote monitoring in ranch country.

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Beau Larkin and Nick Franczyk, from the MPG Ranch in Montana, will take us on a virtual tour of the MPG and teach us about the network infrastructure they have installed together with the software, cameras and sensors that they use to monitor wildlife activity and ranch infrastructure, keep remote family members engaged, capture images for specific needs or contracts, and much more. We will discuss the variety of applications for this type of software that could save you time and help solve management challenges on your land.

Through this webinar, Beau and Nick will:

  • Provide a broad overview of tech applications
  • Dive into the details about network infrastructure, cameras and software
  • Take us on a virtual tour of the MPG ranch using remote cameras
  • Explore specific examples of other applications that could serve landowners and managers

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Speaker biographies

Beau Larkin received a B.S. in Forestry in 2005 and completed his M.Ed. in secondary biology and broad-field science in 2010 at the University of Montana. He joined the MPG staff in 2008 and now manages day-to-day operations at MPG North, an MPG property located in the Swan Valley near Condon, Montana. He also conducts original research on plant-fungal symbioses, forest restoration techniques, and fungal applications in soil restoration. His primary goals are to provide data-driven management of restoration projects and increase interest in private lands conservation.

Nicholas Franczyk completed his B.S. in Geology from the University of Montana, later earning an M.FA. in media arts. Nicholas remained in Montana to work as a video editor, making action sports films and hunting & fishing TV shows. His editing work has earned many film festival awards around the globe, including best picture at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival. Currently, Nick is applying his talents at MPG Ranch to oversee remote camera management, video production and tech support.



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