Dr. Steffens has a joint appointment with the Agriculture Sciences Department at West Texas A&M and with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the field of rangeland resource management. He has been a rangeland management with Colorado Cooperative Extension. He has also managed a 1300 cow ranch for the Mescalero Apaches in southern New Mexico. His experience also includes working directly with producers on rangeland issues including grazing management, prescribed fire, livestock nutrition and T&E species as a Rangeland Management Specialist with the USDA-NRCS in southeastern Colorado. He also worked as the extension project manager for the nationally recognized Seco Creek Water Quality Demonstration Project. His current research and extension interests include managing ecological succession using targeted grazing management, developing integrated livestock-rangeland-cropping systems to improve soil quality and improve conservation as well as brush and weed management.