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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PASTURELAND CONSERVATION EFFECTS ASSESSMENT PROJECT LITERATURE SYNTHESEIS

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 1902-21000-007-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 22, 2008
End Date: Sep 21, 2013

Objective:
The objective is to assess and report the science on environmental effects of major conservation practices at the regional and national levels. The primary purpose is to construct the scientific foundation for the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) by documenting what is known and what is not known about the environmental effects of conservation practices on pasture lands in a book.

Approach:
The American Forage and Grassland Council will organize the design and publishing of a book documenting what is known and what is not known about the environmental affects of conservation practices on pasture lands. By recruiting lead authors, appropriate literature will be synthesized to document the science behind four primary conservation practices: (1) prescribed grazing, (2) nutrient management, (3) forage harvest management, and (4) pasture and hayland planting. A 5th chapter will be developed to address integrated conservation and management systems.

Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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