Project ID

2006-E18

Abstract

Grassland preservation practices such as grazing and use of fire are studied in southern Iowa and northern Missouri.

Key Question

What is the potential for using fire and grazing as tools to conserve plants and animals native to Iowa's grasslands, and at the same time serve the interests of livestock producers?

Findings

There appears to be strong support among various stakeholders, including private landowners and governmental or non-governmental agencies, for further exploration of this management framework. In particular, the notion of achieving conservation goals while at the same time providing opportunities for livestock producers has generated considerable interest.

Principal Investigator(s)

James R. Miller

Co-Investigator(s)

David M. Engle

Year of Grant Completion

2007

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