NOTICE: The SRM Targeted Grazing Webinar scheduled for December 10 will now be held on December 17, 11:30 PT/12:30 MT/1:30 CT/2:30 ET
The Targeted Grazing Committee (TGC) is a self formed committee of practitioners, land managers, research and extension personnel that formed in 2009. The TGC will contribute to the SRM mission which is: to promote the professional development and continuing education of members and the public and the stewardship of rangeland resources.
Chair: John Hendrickson (John.Hendrickson@ARS.USDA.GOV)
Targeted Grazing On-The-Ground 2015 – Examples from the field
The Targeted Grazing Committee invites you to enjoy a follow-up series of webinars building on the ‘Principles of Targeted Grazing’ series. These webinars will be the Second Thursday of each month beginning in October 2015 and continuing through February 2016.
This Webinar series focuses on the application side of Targeted Grazing and each will feature a researcher teamed up with a Practitioner.
Second Thursday Starting on October 8, 2015: 1:30 Pac/12:30 Mtn/1:30 Cntrl/2:30 Estrn
All you need is a computer and good internet connection. Bring co-workers, students, or colleagues to sit in on sessions with you. Make it a lunch if you are in the western states.
Free: Register Here, https://targetedgrazing.wordpress.com/registration-form/, to make sure you get e-mail reminders and updates.
Applying Targeted Grazing
1. Grazing for specific objectives—Realistically determining objectives for your targeted grazing program. Beth Reynolds Facilitator – October 8, 2015
2. Livestock and endangered species—What do targeted grazers need to know about endangered species? Rachel Frost & Marc Horney Facilitator—November 12, 2015
3. Livestock and wildlife interactions—Using targeted grazing to develop wildlife habitat. John Hendrickson Facilitator – December 17, 2015
4. Multi-species grazing—Determining management keys for grazing multiple livestock species together. John Walker Facilitator—January 14, 2016
5. Communicating with administrators and clients about targeted grazing—How can you make sure your message is heard? Karen Launchbaugh Facilitator—February 11, 2016
To view the webinar archive click here: https://targetedgrazing.wordpress.com/videos-presentations/.
Click here, https://targetedgrazing.wordpress.com/videos-presentations/, for archived Targeted Grazing Videos & Presentations
2014 Targeted Grazing Online Workshops – Grazing with a Goal
Learn the principles of targeted grazing to manage landscape.
- Why Targeted Grazing? – Dr. John Walker, Texas A & M University
- Plant Ecology & Response to Grazing – Dr. John Hendrickson, ARS, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
- Diet Selection Basics – Dr. Karen Launchbaugh, University of Idaho
- Choosing the Animal for the Job – Dr. Rachel Frost, Missouri River Conservation Districts Council
- Monitoring for Success – Dr. Marc Horney, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
2013 SRM Annual Meeting (Oklahoma) Targeted Grazing Symposium: Management of Livestock Distribution
February 11, 2010
This organized oral discussion focused on the practical application of targeted grazing as a vegetation management tool. The scientific background of targeted grazing has been presented and discussed, but the gap between theory and application needs to be bridged to empower land managers to make use of the emerging tool. The immense diversity of situations to which this tool can be applied necessitates the exchange of real-life experiences to promote learning among practitioners and to inform land managers of the successful programs and potential pitfalls to avoid. The intended audience was land managers, both public and private, and livestock managers and producers. Speakers consisted of several contract graziers with experience in providing land services in a diverse array of situations, from small-scale, highly managed parcels to watershed-scale management projects. Other speakers expounded on grazing on public lands and provided insight on what must be done to make targeted grazing a widely accepted management practice. Finally, we concluded with a speaker panel and audience discussion. Through this event we hoped to lay down the first planks of knowledge from experienced practitioners to bridge the gap between research and the application of targeted grazing as a tool to manage rangelands.
Following are the 2010 Powerpoint Presentations:
- Healing Hooves, LLC – Using goats as a tool to help clients achieve landscape objectives
Presenter: Craig Madsen
File: PPT – 30MB
- Prescriptive Livestock Services – Vegetation management on public and private lands
Presenter: Ray Holes
File: PPT – 47MB
- More is Better – A Montana rancher employs over 3000 sheep to combat leafy spurge and spotted knapweed
Presenter: John Lehfeldt
File: PPT – 31MB
- Jay Springs Lamb – Using targeted grazing to produce more grass, more trees, and more lamb
Presenter: Jennifer Cunningham
File: PPT – 8.8MB
- Heifer Targeted Grazing – Potential impacts on japanese brome in Nebraska Loess Canyons
Presenter: Bob Welling
File: PPT – 64MB
- Targeted Grazing of Plants with Toxic Properties
Presenter: Zane Davis
File: PPT – 19MB
- Opportunities for Grazing as an Ecological Tool on National Forests
Presenter: Dave Bradford
File: PPT – 50MB
- NRCS Programs that Encourage Targeted Grazing
Presenter: Jana Malot
File: PPT – 18MB
- Targeted Grazing on Public Lands for Hazardous Fuels and Weed Reduction
Presenter: John Sullivan
File: PPT – 40MB
- Livestock Biological Control of Weeds
Presenter: Mike Ralphs
File: PPT – 20MB
Committee Reports, Newsletters and Action Items
- 2013 Report – (250kb)
- 2012 Report – (65kb)
- 2011 Report – (pdf 290kb)
- 2010 Report – (pdf 281kb)
- 2009 Report – (pdf 189kb)
- February 2012 – (pdf 100kb)
- 2012 Letter to the BOD RE Conservation Benefits – (pdf 70kb)