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Of the many resolutions to rangeland degradation, utilizing a relatively simple process of a continuing graze-rest program is the key ingredient. This process can be as intense as the rangeland manager wants it to be and granted the more intense a properly designed program is the faster the recovery of the rangeland. Some producers get trapped into thinking the only way to achieve recovery goals is to quickly move to an intensive grazing program, thus that producer many times elects to not do anything resulting in the recovery process never beginning.

A very effective approach is to begin slowly, utilizing a simple graze-rest program, then when that producer becomes comfortable in that simple approach, he can move to a more complex one if he so desires. The biggest hurdle is getting started by letting go of some of the time-honored traditions and initiating that graze-rest process is a giant step in beginning the recovery of the rangeland resource.

 

Picture is of a specimen of Canada Wild Rye. Excellent winter growth while being rested from a fall grazing. It will provide excellent grazing when the rest period moves to the scheduled graze period.

 

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