"We are trying to tip the balance to a natural diversity," says Bob Hansen who stands along a fence line separating grazed and ungrazed wheatgrass plots at Dalles Mountain Prairie Restoration Project. Opposition to using cattle for this project stems from a century of decimated native vegetation, overgrazed land, damaged soils and streams due to grazing. But a 50 year study indicated that with careful management, controlled grazing of cattle improved this type of grass monoculture. Read the full story at EnviroGorge.
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