Handbook

Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement - A handbook on grazing as a new ecological service

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Reader's Guide

SECTION I: Principles and Overview

  • Chapter 1: Targeted Grazing – a New Paradigm for Livestock Management By Karen Launchbaugh and John Walker
  • Chapter 2: Animal Behavior Principles and Practices By Elizabeth Burritt and Rachel Frost
  • Chapter 3: Animal Husbandry of Sheep and Goats for Vegetative Management By Rodney Kott, Tim Faller, Jim Knight, Dan Nudell, and Brent Roeder
  • Chapter 4: Understanding Plant Response to Grazing By John Hendrickson and Bret Olson
  • Chapter 5: Monitoring for Success By Steven H. Sharrow and Steven S. Seefeldt
  • Chapter 6: Improving Grazing Lands with Multi-Species Grazing By John W. Walker, Linda Coffey, and Tim Faller

SECTION II: Meeting Vegetation Management Goals

  • Chapter 7: Managing Herbaceous Broadleaf Weeds with Targeted Grazing By Bret Olson and Karen Launchbaugh
  • Chapter 8: Targeted Livestock Grazing to Suppress Invasive Annual Grasses By Jeffrey C. Mosley and Lovina Roselle
  • Chapter 9: Targeted Grazing to Manage Weedy Brush and Trees By Erika Campbell and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
  • Chapter 10: Applying Targeted Grazing to Coniferous Forest Management In Western North America By Steven Sharrow
  • Chapter 11: Targeted Grazing with Sheep and Goats in Orchard Settings By Linda M. Wilson and Linda H. Hardestry
  • Chapter 12: Targeted Grazing to Manage Fire Risk By Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
  • Chapter 13: Targeted Livestock Grazing for Wildlife Habitat Improvement By Jeffrey C. Mosley and Tracy K. Brewer
  • Chapter 14: Incorporating Targeted Grazing into Farming Systems By Patrick Hatfield, Hayes Goosey, Andrew Lenssen, and Sue Blodgett

SECTION III: Guidelines for Specific Plants

  • Chapter 15: Grazing and Browsing Guidelines for Invasive Rangeland Weed By Linda Wilson, Jason Davison, and Ed Smith Forbs Including: Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Diffuse Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Kudzu, Leafy Spurge, Musk Thistle, Perennial Pepperweed (or Tall Whitetop), Russian Knapweed, Scotch Thistle, Sericea, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, Yellow Starthistle. || Woody Plants Including: Blackberries, Juniper Trees, Multiflora Rose, Pine, Saltcedar || Grasses: Cheatgrass and Medusahead

SECTION IV: Applying Targeted Grazing

  • Chapter 16: A Primer for Providers of Land Enhancement By An Peischel
  • Chapter 17: Contracting for Grazing and Browsing to Achieve Resource Management Objectives: A Primer for Land Managers By D. Dickinson Henry, Jr.
  • SECTION V: Getting More Information
  • Chapter 18: Additional Resources for Targeted Grazing Compiled by Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Elayne Hovde
  • Glossary
  • List of Plants in Handbook

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