Conservation of Private Grazing Land
Range and pasture lands are diverse types of land where the primary vegetation produced is herbaceous plants and shrubs. These lands provide forage for beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses and other types of domestic livestock. Also many species of wildlife, ranging from big game such as elk to nesting song birds such as meadowlarks, depend on these lands for food and cover.
The Florida NRCS staff works with private landowners in a voluntary effort to enhance private grazing and range lands. Through the Conservation of Private Grazing Lands Program NRCS staff, partner organizations and technical service providers provide technical assistance to grazing land owners and managers as they develop and apply conservation treatments to improve the quality and of their soil, water, air, plants, and animals. Conservation plans are prepared with owners and managers of grazing lands that address livestock production efficiency, forage production and quality, and wildlife habitats while maintaining or improving their grazing land health and their natural resources.
For More Information
For additional information on the conservation of private grazing land, visit the national grazing land website or range and pasture website.
State Rangeland Management Specialist, 352-338-9532