Thursday, April 17, 2014

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

Rangeland Monitoring Methods

The methods described here are useful for:

  • determining the carrying capacity of your various pastures 
  • correlating transect, clipping, and measurement results with a visual image that will later help you visually monitor range conditions
  • quickly and objectively assessing the cumulative effects of management and environmental variables on rangeland health.

Clip and Weigh Method to Calculate Carrying Capacity

 

Range Health Checklist Using Photopoints to Evaluate Range

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