Eliminating grazing won’t reduce impact of climate change on rangeland, OSU scientists say

While some scientists believe that the effects of grazing are contributing to the effects of climate change on rangeland, new research including scientists from Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Extension Service discredits that theory. For example, “Grazing is one of the few tools available to reduce the herbaceous vegetation that becomes fine fuel on rangelands.” In terms of vegetation management, the researchers believe that grazing is actually a vital tool.

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