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Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative 

What is the GLCI 

Cattle herd grazing in field

The Grazing Land Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is a nationwide collaborative process of individuals and organizations working to maintain and improve the management, productivity, and health of the Nation’s privately owned grazing land. This process has formed coalitions that represent the grass root concerns that impact private grazing lands. The coalitions actively seek sources to increase technical assistance and public awareness activities that maintain or enhance grazing land resources.

Privately owned grazing lands of Ohio are truly a treasure.  There are many uses and values that make them extremely important, not only to the landowners, but also to the entire state.  The opportunity exists for a statewide initiative to assure the sustainability of all private grazing lands to enhance these lands for future use and to inform the public of the benefits of making this statewide commitment and investment.


Information needed to develop Grazing Management Plans is available on the e-FOTG.  At the site select an Ohio County and go to Section III.  The information is listed under GMP Guidance/Tools.

For More Information 

Contact your state or local GLCI coalition or your local Service Center for more information. Information is also available on the coalition web site: and on the national NRCS web site.  Find out more about GLCI...

Ohio Program Contact

Troyce Barnett, Grasslands Management Systems Specialist

Gina Schworm, Soil Conservationist/ Grazing Lands Specialist
740-452-8618 (108) 

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