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Grazing Around Streams – More Ways To Do The Right Thing

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We can graze around streams and avoid government regulations if we choose to do the right thing. Troy Bishopp is busy collecting examples and sharing them with On Pasture so our community can be a good example to all graziers.

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All across the country, farmers and ranchers are facing tightening regulations and restrictions on g
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Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is a seasoned grazier and grasslands advocate who owns, manages and linger-grazes at Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters, grandchildren and parents. Their certified organic custom grazing operation raise dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased pastures. Troy also mentors farmers on holistic land management for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist. This award-winning free-lance writer, essayist and photographer maintains a website presence at www.thegrasswhisperer.com


  1. Here in southwest Montana, our riparian areas are especially valuable, and particularly vulnerable. Promoting voluntary stewardship practices has become a focus for many. An article was recently published that shows how a project in the Madison Valley was a win-win for the producer and the stream. https://issuu.com/montanaoutdoors/docs/cowsandtrout?=28362516%252F59698845

  2. Doug says:

    There is a full documentary on youtube titled ‘leave it to beavers’. Some folks in western rangeland are bringing back beavers to combat drought and loss of riparian habit. I too have contemplated ‘log dams’ in wedded gullies but if you watch the documentary several times you will see it’s a little more complex according to beaver engineers. Enough of me typing….watch and enjoy the video!

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