Targeted Grazing

Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement

Edited by Karen L. Launchbaugh, John W. Walker and Ron J. Daines

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Cover & Acknowledgements

Reader’s Guide

SECTION I: Principles and Overview

Chapter 1: Targeted Grazing – a New Paradigm for Livestock Management
by Karen Launchbaugh and John Walker
♦ Chapter 2: Animal Behavior Principles and Practices
by Elizabeth Burritt and Rachel Frost
♦ Chapter 3: Animal Husbandry of Sheep and Goats for Vegetative Management
by Rodney Kott, Tim Faller, Jim Knight, Dan Nudell, and Brent Roeder
♦ Chapter 4: Understanding Plant Response to Grazing
by John Hendrickson and Bret Olson
♦ Chapter 5: Monitoring for Success
by Steven H. Sharrow and Steven S. Seefeldt
♦ Chapter 6: Improving Grazing Lands with Multi-Species Grazing
by John W. Walker, Linda Coffey, and Tim Faller

SECTION II: Meeting Vegetation Management Goals
♦ Chapter 7: Managing Herbaceous Broadleaf Weeds with Targeted Grazing
by Bret Olson and Karen Launchbaugh
♦ Chapter 8: Targeted Livestock Grazing to Suppress Invasive Annual Grasses
by Jeffrey C. Mosley and Lovina Roselle
♦ Chapter 9: Targeted Grazing to Manage Weedy Brush and Trees
by Erika Campbell and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
♦ Chapter 10: Applying Targeted Grazing to Coniferous Forest Management In Western North America
by Steven Sharrow
♦ Chapter 11: Targeted Grazing with Sheep and Goats in Orchard Settings
by Linda M. Wilson and Linda H. Hardestry
♦ Chapter 12: Targeted Grazing to Manage Fire Risk
by Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
♦ Chapter 13: Targeted Livestock Grazing for Wildlife Habitat Improvement
by Jeffrey C. Mosley and Tracy K. Brewer
♦ Chapter 14: Incorporating Targeted Grazing into Farming Systems
by Patrick Hatfield, Hayes Goosey, Andrew Lenssen, and Sue Blodgett

SECTION III: Guidelines for Specific Plants
♦ Chapter 15: Grazing and Browsing Guidelines for Invasive Rangeland Weed
by Linda Wilson, Jason Davison, and Ed Smith

  • Forbs Including: Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Diffuse Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Kudzu, Leafy Spurge, Musk Thistle, Perennial Pepperweed (or Tall Whitetop), Russian Knapweed, Scotch Thistle, Sericea, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, Yellow Starthistle.
  • Woody Plants Including: Blackberries, Juniper Trees, Multiflora Rose, Pine, Saltcedar
  • Grasses: Cheatgrass and Medusahead

SECTION IV: Applying Targeted Grazing
♦ Chapter 16: A Primer for Providers of Land Enhancement
by An Peischel
♦ Chapter 17: Contracting for Grazing and Browsing to Achieve Resource Management Objectives: A Primer for Land Managers
by D. Dickinson Henry, Jr.

SECTION V: Getting More Information
♦ Chapter 18: Additional Resources for Targeted Grazing
Compiled by Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Elayne Hovde


List of Plants in Handbook

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© 2006 ASI, A. Peischel and D.D. Henry, Jr.
Copyright for this handbook is held by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), except for Chapter 16 for which copyright is held by An Peischel and Chapter 17 for which copyright is held by D. Dickinson Henry, Jr. Both these chapters are printed here with permission.

Individuals can make a copy of this handbook (or sections thereof) for personal
use or educational purposes. However, copies cannot be made and sold for profit without permission from ASI.

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