Bison Good, Cattle Bad? A Prairie Ecologist’s Perspective » Dahms 1995 restoration – burned patch of patch-burn grazing pasture.

This photo shows the kind of selective grazing cattle can do in a patch-burn grazing system with a moderate stocking rate. Ungrazed forbs in this photo include purple prairie clover, Illinois bundleflower and stiff sunflower – among many others.  We like the impacts of this kind of grazing on both plant diversity and insect/wildlife habitat. Photo: Chris Helzer/TNC

This photo shows the kind of selective grazing cattle can do in a patch-burn grazing system with a moderate stocking rate. Ungrazed forbs in this photo include purple prairie clover, Illinois bundleflower and stiff sunflower – among many others. We like the impacts of this kind of grazing on both plant diversity and insect/wildlife habitat. Photo: Chris Helzer/TNC


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