A public lands and range conference will take place today and Thursday at the St. George Holiday Inn Resort Hotel.

The biennial conference is sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau and Utah State University Extension.

Conference topics include best land management practices, wildfire restoration efforts, water politics and best grazing practices. Speakers also will address Utah's rangeland fires of 2007, Utah's Grazing Improvement Program, livestock theft, forest health challenges, GPS uses on farm and ranch land, "safe harbor" agreements and cheatgrass.

Registration is $40 and can be completed by calling 801-233-3011.