Preserving Prairies with Livestock and Haying
May 10 Tuesday at 6:30pm
The Point and Pavilion at C.C. Young Senior Living
Flag Pole Classroom
The Point is on the west side of the quadrant (closest to Lawther).
Our presenter will be Michael Brooks, the District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Working from their Arlington office, Brooks works with rural landowners to address their land management and livestock operations in Dallas and Tarrant Counties. He will discuss sustainable native prairie management using livestock and haying. This fascinating presentation was very well received, even by urbanites, at the Fort Worth chapter meeting.
Agricultural operations on native prairie sites can be very compatible with the protection of grassland integrity and promotion of diverse wildlife. Brooks will discuss the proper operations of agricultural grasslands including evaluation of how much grass can be produced, proper animal stocking rates per acre and techniques for sustainable grazing of grasslands. Drought factors will be discussed, as well as range resource inventories, good and bad management practices, control of invasive species, and wildlife considerations. Use of native prairie remnants as hay fields will also be discussed.
For More Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159