April 19, 2021

Ideas for Promoting Grazing as an Ecosystem Service

In this week’s article about how crop growers and livestock producers can cooperate to benefit each other, I lay out the keys to developing a successful agreement. It reminded me of this article from April of 2013 on the importance of the ecosystem services that grazing can provide, and how we can work together for […]

November 2, 2020

Putting Monitoring into Practice: Strategies for Large-Scale Conservation with Dirac Twidwell, Jr.

Large-scale rangeland conservation applies modern principles of resilience to sustain intact rangeland ecosystems that are vulnerable to collapse. New technologies have emerged to aid these large-scale planning efforts, allowing more continuous monitoring of rangeland vegetation over unprecedented scales of space and time, the spatial delineation of alternative vegetation states, and where boundaries between states are […]

October 26, 2020

Using New Technology on the Ranch with Travis Mulliniks

The future of livestock production is dependent on adoption of precision livestock management tools that allow for economically efficient and environmentally responsive livestock production while maintaining and/or improving rangeland health, meeting other ecosystem service needs. More precise monitoring sensors that can capture variability in weather, soil water and nutrient cycling, vegetation dynamics, and individual animal […]

March 30, 2020

Grasslands and the Herds that Graze Them Provide Critical Ecosystem Services

Cattle play a vital role out on the landscapes for grasslands. They mimic in many ways what historic bison used to do. That’s why we need cattle out on the landscape. Marshall Johnson Vice President Audubon Society The Audubon Society knows all about the important role livestock play in protecting grassland habitat for birds and […]

February 3, 2020

Dung Beetle Facts

While the narrator in this first video has some issues with what the dung beetle does and how it does it, there’s some great information in here about the life cycle of the dung beetle. Enjoy! Need something a little more serious? This next video covers how much manure cows produce, (18 kilos = 40 […]

November 19, 2018

Coming to the Table to Create Grazing Solutions That Work For Everyone

According to legend, the first Thanksgiving in North America was celebrated when two very different peoples sat down together to eat and give thanks. The folks in this video are following in that tradition, coming to the table with government agencies and others to create solutions good for wildlife and for the people who make […]

June 11, 2018

Your Tree Planter is Saving the World – One Tree, One Planting Tube and One Weed Mat at a Time

If you farm within the sprawling Chesapeake Bay Watershed or other sensitive watersheds around the country, there is a better than even chance, you’ve heard about USDA Riparian Forest Buffer Programs. These initiatives supported by the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership are actively working, in earnest, to take whatever strategies or financial measures possible, to […]

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