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Targeted grazing for fire prevention and ecosystem restoration
June 30, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
In partnership with the Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), NM Healthy Soil Working Group is offering a webinar on targeted grazing on Thursday June 30, 2022 at 5:30 – 6:30pm MT.
Valencia SWCD takes care of the 97 acre Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, which burned in the April 2022 Big Hole Fire, the biggest bosque fire in history. With 75-80% of the area impacted and upwards of 90% of old cottonwoods lost, the community is looking for a constructive way forward and to mitigate future fire risk in neighboring areas.
In the webinar, we will look at the links between fire, grazing and healthy soils. Contract grazier Sarah Bangert with Rx Grazing Services LLC will share the theory behind increases in soil health through targeted grazing, how the tool works, its advantages and how to use it in conjunction with other vegetation manipulation and restoration techniques.