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Patch Burning Means Fewer Fences, Better Grazing Management and Improved Wildlife Habitat

By   /  April 20, 2020  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

Ranchers on the tallgrass prairie traditionally burn their pastures each spring before summer grazing. After fire, plants grow more quickly, and the new growth is very nutritious. But the practice is problematic for migratory birds. It reduces nesting and feeding habitat just when they need it most. So, how can ranchers balance getting great forage […]

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11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium

By   /  September 17, 2018  /    /  No Comments

The 2018 event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center on the shores of Lake Erie.

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Putting Money Where the Birds Nest

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Ecosystem Services, Money Matters, NRCS  /  3 Comments

How important, how valuable, is living in a community that strikes a better balance with Nature? And are communities willing to pay for the services that producers provide to meet that balance?

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