Managed Grazing

Solutions Journalism Network

Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories that portray different methods of grazing around the world. In India, allowing land time to recover and restore itself has resulted in farmers being able to adjust to climate change and still make a living. Changing the way cows graze and the food they eat can reduce bovine greenhouse gas emissions, and in Colombia, some farmers are reducing pasture land while increasing their cattle numbers through this more eco-friendly farming system. An alliance between ranchers and conservationists in Oregon has used sustainable grazing practices to maintain biodiversity in a prairie reserve.  In Nashville, a technique called targeted grazing is helping preserve wildlife, and in South Dakota, one ranch has restored over 90 percent of its land to native vegetation by following a method called holistic range management.

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