Tar Box Hollow Living Prairie

1995 Annual Report for FNC95-126

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1995: $5,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:

Tar Box Hollow Living Prairie


Information on keeping CRP lands in grass and producing a profit is vital to landowners and advisors as CRP contracts reach maturity.

Objectives: Focus on long-term management of native and introduced grass species that were seeded in CRP acres that will be utiized for livestock production. Project targeted water systems, paddock design and animal impact.

Results: The Masons have converted CRP acres into a successful management intensive grazing enterprise by raising bison and using a Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect information on plant density, plant health, plant species and manure distribution. This has enabled them to increase stocking rates while enhancing range condition and wildlife habitat.