Event Title

Use of Livestock to Mitigate Risk of Wildfire

Presenter Information

Troy Forrest

Location

USU Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://www.restoringthewest.org

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Abstract

We will discuss several ways that domestic livestock and managed grazing can be used to prevent wildfire. We will discuss season’s of use, stocking density, types of livestock to be used and successful methods of using grazing to reduce fine fuel loads and thereby reduce the risk of wildfire. We will also discuss using livestock for establishment of green strips.

Comments

Troy Forrest is a UDAF-Grazing Improvement Program Program Manager - Northwest Region Coordinator Utah Grazing Improvement Program Director, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Oct 29th, 2:00 PM Oct 29th, 2:30 PM

Use of Livestock to Mitigate Risk of Wildfire

USU Eccles Conference Center

We will discuss several ways that domestic livestock and managed grazing can be used to prevent wildfire. We will discuss season’s of use, stocking density, types of livestock to be used and successful methods of using grazing to reduce fine fuel loads and thereby reduce the risk of wildfire. We will also discuss using livestock for establishment of green strips.

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