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Research Project: Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

Title: Grazing management practices for grassland bird breeding habitat in the shortgrass steppe

item Raynor, Edward
item JABLONSKI, KEVIN - Colorado State University
item Derner, Justin
item Porensky, Lauren
item Hoover, David
item DWYER, ANGELA - Bird Conservancy Of The Rockies
item DAVIS, KRISTIN - Colorado State University
item Augustine, David

Submitted to: Colorado State University Technical Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/2022
Publication Date: 12/1/2022
Citation: Raynor, E.J., Jablonski, K.E., Derner, J.D., Porensky, L.M., Hoover, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Davis, K.P., Augustine, D.J. 2022. Grazing management practices for grassland bird breeding habitat in the shortgrass steppe. Colorado State University Technical Report. Fact Sheet No. 1.636.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This fact sheet incorporates evidence-based outcomes for the delivery of three ecosystem services in the shortgrass steppe at the Central Plains Experimental Range near Nunn, Colorado. An evaluation of outcomes for beef production, reduced drought risk for vegetation communities and maintenance of high quality grassland bird habitat in response to different grazing management strategies is provided. Findings indicate provisioning of beef production, reduced drought risk, and grassland bird habitat can be achieved through an approach employing both prescriptive or time-controlled grazing management strategies as well as the use of adaptive rotational grazing management in the shortgrass steppe.