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Managing a Landscape to Increase Water, Forage and Habitat

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  1 Comment

This is a story of the importance of private lands for providing clean water and wildlife habitat, and how the changes this ranch made enhanced habitat and increased water availability and made their livestock more productive and profitable. Thanks to Robert Hathorne of the NRCS for sharing this story. I’ve added ways to apply the principles this ranch uses to help you translate this to your operation, and information on how to pay for the improvements.

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Eleanor Fitzgerald, stands with her son, Joseph Utley, and her nephew Colin McKenzie, on a dusty ou
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    In my region of British Columbia, there is no NRCS or anything similar, nor is there likely to be in the near future. This leaves individual farmers/ranchers with limited resources and options.

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