Impacts of holistic planned grazing with bison compared to continuous grazing with cattle in South Dakota shortgrass prairie

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Full article:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.02.005

Summary:
This paper evaluates the ecological outcomes of a holistically-managed bison ranch (777 Bison Ranch in Rapid City, SD) compared to neighboring properties utilizing continuous grazing of cattle. The land managed with Holistic Planned Grazing improved soil function by limiting overstocking and overgrazing, had 2 to 3 times the available forage biomass, increased litter cover and infiltration while decreasing bare ground, and improved total soil carbon stocks.

Citation:
Hillenbrand, M., Thompson, R., Wang, F., Apfelbaum, S., and Teague, R. 2019. “Impacts of holistic planned grazing with bison compared to continuous grazing with cattle in South Dakota shortgrass prairie.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, ISSN: 0167-8809, Vol: 279, Page: 156-16.

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