Who are we?
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.
What is Targeted Grazing?
Since the 2006 publication of “Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement”, the term targeted grazing has been defined as the application of a specific kind of livestock at a determined season, duration, and intensity to accomplish defined vegetation or landscape goals. Examples of these goals include: weed control, fire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat enhancement.
Simply put targeted grazing is the carefully controlled grazing of livestock to accomplish specific vegetation management objectives.
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Targeted Grazing Webinar with An Peischel
Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 Pacific/ 7:00 Central
Dr. An Peischel of Goats Unlimited will share with us some of her experiences grazing in Hawaii, California, Tennessee and locations in between. Dr. Peischel began her grazing career on the big island of Hawaii in 1985 where she successfully used livestock to build soil on lava fields. In 1991 she was the first in the United States to import Kiko goats from New Zealand. She has worked in many different landscapes and is now considered to be a world-renowned small ruminant expert and a foundational breeder of Kiko goats. Dr. Peischel will share stories and answer your questions about targeted grazing and kiko goats.
To learn more about Dr. Peischel check out her website: https://www.goatsunlimitedkikos.com/
Targeting Grazing in Solar Developments
Tuesday, August 10th, 5:00 Pacific/ 7:00 Central
Targeted grazing under solar developments has become very popular in recent years! During this webinar we featured graziers who specialize in vegetation management in solar developments.
Sustainable Management of California’s Fire Prone Landscapes
This was a three part series.
The Range Management Advisory Committee and California Fire Science Consortium hosted a series of three virtual workshops where they featured the sustainable management of California’s fire-prone landscapes using targeted grazing.
Want to be a featured Targeted Grazier?
The Targeted Grazing Committee will be spotlighting the society’s amazing targeted graziers on our social media pages. Please fill out the below survey or invite others to fill in the form to be featured. After the form is submitted, the committee will select a few graziers annually to feature. If you wish to review the post before it is posted please request post review. Pdf copies of the form can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, if preferred.
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