Forage Production

Grazing has been shown to accelerate recovery of poor condition rangelands [1]. Although introduced species have been shown to be favored by livestock, native species can provide adequate protein and palatability for a variety of grazing animals [2]. The presence of livestock might actually enhance seedling emergence, through seed burial and the facilitation of microclimates that accompany trampling and nutrient deposition, but this approach appears to be most effective in moderate to dry years [3].