Media


Title

Using Fire and Grazing to Maintain Productive and Ecologically Resilient Grasslands
Media Type: Webinar
Presenter(s):
  • Chris Helzer
Distribution Contact(s):
  • William L. Hohman
    Iowa State University
Publisher(s):
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Date: June 1, 2017

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • drought
  • ecological resilience
  • grassland
  • grazing
  • habitat
  • habitat complexity
  • habitat connectivity
  • habitat management
  • habitat mosaics
  • habitat patch
  • insects
  • patch burn grazing
  • patch-burn grazing
  • plant composition
  • plant diversity
  • prairie
  • resilience
  • vegetation structure
  • wildlife
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: August 23, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24126

Description

Fire, grazing, and climate are the major forces that maintain ecological health in grasslands. Today’s grasslands are increasingly threatened by climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and degradation of ecological processes and communities. The effective use of fire and grazing management to conserve remaining grassland areas is critically important. This webinar will provide training on the value of biological diversity and ecological resilience and discuss how fire and grazing can be used to sustain resilience, wildlife habitat, pollinator communities, and other important ecosystem components. Examples will be given of how ranchers might incorporate some important principles into existing management systems and evaluate the success of their management from a conservation standpoint.

Recording Length: 1:04:58
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