This episode of Voices from the Field continues a conversation between Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf of Oklahoma State University and NCAT Grazing Specialist Linda Poole about using grazing to bolster, rather than unintentionally harm, desirable wildlife on farms and ranches.
Many regenerative ranchers use mob grazing – dense herds of livestock grazing a place for a very brief time before moving on – to increase grass production and improve soil health. It has been a successful strategy for graziers around the world, but often also affects bird populations and other wildlife.
Sam and Linda talk about the role of fire in range management and the positive effect it can have for wildlife. They also discuss applying range management strategies on smaller operations and regionally.
- For the Love of the Wild. Livestock Pastures as Wildlife Habitat
- Grazing with Wildlife in Mind. Part 1
- The Prairie Project
- Samuel D. Fuhlendorf Publications
- Conservation of Pattern and Process: Developing an Alternative Paradigm of Rangeland Management
- Animals, Fences and Fires: Heterogeneity and Grassland Management
Contact Linda Poole at email@example.com
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