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Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement
    A handbook on grazing as a new ecological service
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SECTION I: Principles and Overview

Chapter 1: Targeted Grazing a New Paradigm for Livestock Management
    By Karen Launchbaugh and John Walker
Chapter 2: Animal Behavior Principles and Practices
    By Elizabeth Burritt and Rachel Frost
Chapter 3: Animal Husbandry of Sheep and Goats for Vegetative Management
    By Rodney Kott, Tim Faller, Jim Knight, Dan Nudell, and Brent Roeder
Chapter 4: Understanding Plant Response to Grazing
    By John Hendrickson and Bret Olson
Chapter 5: Monitoring for Success
    By Steven H. Sharrow and Steven S. Seefeldt
Chapter 6: Improving Grazing Lands with Multi-Species Grazing
    By John W. Walker, Linda Coffey, and Tim Faller

SECTION II: Meeting Vegetation Management Goals
Chapter 7: Managing Herbaceous Broadleaf Weeds with Targeted Grazing
    By Bret Olson and Karen Launchbaugh
Chapter 8: Targeted Livestock Grazing to Suppress Invasive Annual Grasses
    By Jeffrey C. Mosley and Lovina Roselle
Chapter 9: Targeted Grazing to Manage Weedy Brush and Trees
    By Erika Campbell and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
Chapter 10: Applying Targeted Grazing to Coniferous Forest Management In Western North America
    By Steven Sharrow
Chapter 11: Targeted Grazing with Sheep and Goats in Orchard Settings
    By Linda M. Wilson and Linda H. Hardestry
Chapter 12: Targeted Grazing to Manage Fire Risk
    By Charles A. Taylor, Jr.
Chapter 13: Targeted Livestock Grazing for Wildlife Habitat Improvement
    By Jeffrey C. Mosley and Tracy K. Brewer
Chapter 14: Incorporating Targeted Grazing into Farming Systems
    By Patrick Hatfield, Hayes Goosey, Andrew Lenssen, and Sue Blodgett

SECTION III: Guidelines for Specific Plants
Chapter 15: Grazing and Browsing Guidelines for Invasive Rangeland Weed
    By Linda Wilson, Jason Davison, and Ed Smith

  Forbs Including: Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Diffuse Knapweed, Hoary Cress, Kudzu, Leafy Spurge, Musk Thistle, Perennial Pepperweed (or Tall Whitetop), Russian Knapweed, Scotch Thistle, Sericea, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, Yellow Starthistle. || Woody Plants Including: Blackberries, Juniper Trees, Multiflora Rose, Pine, Saltcedar || Grasses: Cheatgrass and Medusahead  

SECTION IV: Applying Targeted Grazing
Chapter 16: A Primer for Providers of Land Enhancement
    By An Peischel

Chapter 17: Contracting for Grazing and Browsing to Achieve Resource Management Objectives: A Primer for Land Managers
    By D. Dickinson Henry, Jr.

SECTION V: Getting More Information
Chapter 18: Additional Resources for Targeted Grazing
    Compiled by Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Elayne Hovde


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