February 29, 2008
February 29, 2007 - Vegetation management experts, agency managers, contract grazers and interested parties can learn the techniques to implement a targeted grazing program at the Targeted Grazing Workshop offered in three locations this spring.
The workshops will be held March 28-29, Albuquerque, N.M.; April 8-9, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.; and April 17-18, Boise, Idaho.
The registration fee for the workshop is $50 and covers lunch, refreshments and other educational materials.
Targeted grazing represents the application of a specific kind of livestock at a determined season, duration and intensity to accomplish defined vegetation and landscape enhancement goals. Effective grazing programs for weed control require planning and specialized knowledge in order to eliminate the target plants while improving the health of the desired plants.
Applying the knowledge necessary to create an environment where the grazing animal prefers the target plant and applying the grazing at the proper duration and intensity represent the key ingredients to a successful targeted grazing effort.
The workshops are sponsored by the Natural Resource Conservation Service, American Sheep Industry Association, American Land and Resources Foundation, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, Joe Skeen Institute for Rangeland Restoration and the Montana Sheep Institute.
For more information on the workshops or to register, contact Rochelle Oxarango by phone at 208-436-1113, by fax at 208-436-1113 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. A workshop flyer and registration form can also be downloaded at www.sheepusa.org