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Using Fire and Grazing to Maintain Productive and Ecologically Resilient Grasslands

Date: June 1, 2017
Presenter(s): Chris Helzer

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.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire Ecology, Resilience, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Management Approaches, Recovery after fire
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 15936
FRAMES RCS number: 24126
Record updated: May 24, 2018