Sustainable Arid Land Grazing Systems: Training for Managers of Public Land and Reserves

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1996: $29,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Federal Funds: $38,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $38,000.00
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
William Olkowski
Bio-Integral Resource Center (South)

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apricots, berries (other), citrus, grapes
  • Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: ornamentals
  • Animals: bees, poultry, goats, rabbits, sheep


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, free-range, manure management, grazing - multispecies, range improvement, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, watering systems, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation
  • Pest Management: cultural control, weed ecology, weeder geese/poultry
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities
    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.