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Prescribed Grazing

Livestock grazing on land devoted to a prescribed grazing system.Practice Code: 528

Prescribed grazing involves managing the harvest of vegetation with grazing and/or browsing animals.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Brush Management
Heavy Use Area Protection
Land Clearing
Livestock Pipeline
Spring Development
Water Well
Watering Facility

Conservation Activity Plans (CAP)

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers financial assistance for payment of practices and conservation activities involving the development of plans appropriate for the eligible land. The conservation practice associated with plan development is known as a “Conservation Activity Plan” or CAP.

Grazing Management Plan

Additional Information

The following Web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.

Grazing Land Conservation Initiative (GLCI)

Dairy Resource List: Organic and Pasture-Based - National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service (ATTRA) - The ATTRA Web site contains an extensive list of links to information helpful to organic and pasture-based dairy farmers.

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


How to Get Assistance




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