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Down the RaBET Hole: The Journey to Develop the Rangeland Brush Estimation Toolbox with Chandra Holifield Collins

By   /  November 16, 2020  /    /  No Comments

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has allocated extensive resources to employ brush management (removal) as a conservation practice to control woody species encroachment on rangelands. The Conservation Effects Assessment Project for Grazing Lands (CEAP-GL) has been tasked with determining how effective the practice has been, however land managers lack a cost-effective means to conduct […]

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Utah Rancher Gets Results With Conservation Program

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  2 Comments

This article, by Donald H. Fulton, range conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service in Roosevelt, Utah, first appeared in the Soil Conservation magazine in August of 1963. This publication did a lot of the same things for farmers and ranchers then that On Pasture does today – it shared science and experience to help improve […]

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Managing Grazing to Target Cheatgrass and Other Weeds

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning, Weeds  /  4 Comments

Thanks for this article go to Ben Beckman, Nebraska Extension Educator, and Mitch Stephenson, UNL Range Management Specialist. They give us an excellent example of what to consider when managing grazing to target cheatgrass. We’ve added some notes on how you can adapt this to other grasses and weeds. Enjoy! While Mother Nature has been […]

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From Brush to Grass – Conservation Practices Pay Off

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Soil  /  1 Comment

Here’s another in our series of “Everything old is new again.” This story by Homer A. Taff, former State Conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service, comes to us from the November 1, 1961 edition of  “Soil Conservation,” a publication of the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service). The practices, which some might […]

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Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Consider This, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Getting Water to the Stock Means a Ranch Survives

Thanks to Heather Emmons of the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this story of how to get water where livestock need it. (It comes to us from the  Conservation Roadtrip and you can see it in it’s original form here.) It can give you an idea of how you might work with the NRCS on […]

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