Are you a public land manager or administrator in the Upper Midwest looking to integrate grazing as a land management tool? Join the Pasture Project and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), in partnership with the Regenerative Ag Idea Network (REGAIN), for a series of virtual talks on grazing public lands. Pasture Project has partnered with WDNR over the past several years to understand how to best utilize grazing as a public land management tool. We’re excited to share lessons learned from grazing public lands work across the Upper Midwest and beyond!
Check back to this page for updates, and register for REGAIN to keep up with discussions during the sessions!
Session 1 | Public Lands Grazing 101: From the Ground Up | 1 – 2 PM CT | Wednesday, January 12th
Mary C Anderson (Conservational Agriculture Specialist at Wisconsin DNR) will review the essential components and process of building a successful grazing program. Erin Grossman (Wildlife Biologist at Wisconsin DNR) will discuss how to facilitate connections with graziers to grow your grazing program.
Session 2 | Public Lands Grazing 101: Public / Private Partnerships | 2:15 – 3:15 PM CT | Wednesday, January 12th
Chris Trosen (Deputy Project Leader at USFWS St. Croix Wetland Management District) will discuss strategies for building relationships with both producers and public users.
Session 3 – Public Lands Grazing 101: Beyond the Upper Midwest | 1 – 2 PM CT | Thursday, January 13th
Greg Horner (Principal at Greg Horner Consulting) has researched and interviewed public land managers utilizing grazing across the country. Greg will discuss the perspectives, goals, and challenges from land managers outside the Midwest.
Session 4 – Public Lands Grazing 101: Grazing Public Lands in Practice | 2:15 – 3:15 PM CT | Thursday, January 13th
In this session Greg Hoch (Prairie Habitat Team Supervisor at Minnesota DNR) and Kelly Anderson (Livestock and Grazing Specialist at Minnesota DMA) will discuss grazing planning on public land and how conservation grazing impacts both wildlife and staff workload.