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Range & Pasture

A farmer moves cattle from one paddock to a new paddock each day to give the grasses time to regrow.USDA  estimates that grazing lands comprise eight percent of Georgia’s land area covering ±3 million acres. The NRCS  National Range and Pasture Handbook - Provides procedures in support of NRCS policy for the inventory, analysis, treatment, and management of grazing land resources.

Grazing Lands in Georgia provide forage for beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses and other types of domestic livestock. Also many species of wildlife, ranging from white-tailed deer to eastern bluebirds and bobwhite quail, use pastures for food and cover. Conservation values of these Grazing Lands are extensive and provide many essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Scenic, cultural, and historic values of these lands provide not only economic benefits, but also quality of life values cherished by many people.

The following informational links are provided to assist NRCS customers in meeting their natural resource conservation goals and objectives.

Forage and Livestock Glossaries
Forage Species Resources
Native Warm Season Grasses Resources
Weed and Toxic Plant Resources
Forage Quality Resources
Livestock Resources
Soil - Health, Biology and Ecology Resources
Grazing Management Resources and Calculators
Climate and Weather Monitoring
National Range and Pasture Lands Information

Grazing Lands Partners

National Grazing Lands Coalition
American Forage & Grassland Council

For more information, contact your local NRCS office or:

Philip Brown
Grassland Conservationist
(706) 678-2630 ext. 108

Stuart Proctor
Grassland Conservationist
(706) 629-2582 ext. 117