The Eff ects of Patch-Burn Grazing on Vegetation Structural Heterogeneity in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie of South Dakota

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2007: $144,685.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Alexander Smart
South Dakota State University
Patch- burn grazing was developed as a grazing system to increase vegetation structural heterogeneity in managed grasslands of the central Great Plains. To evaluate this system in northern tallgrass prairie, we compared the structural response of vegetation following patch- burn grazing to that of continuous season- long grazing at two sites in eastern South Dakota. Great Plains Research 26 (Spring 2016):57–70. Copyright © 2016 by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Patch Burn-Grazing to Promote Environmental Sustainability"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.