Grazing Management on the Weaver Ranch

Jim Weaver

When Jim Weaver purchased his ranch in southeast New Mexico in the 1980s, decades of mismanagement had left the grasslands overrun by shinnery, short shin-oak plants that impede grass growth by sequestering water in the root system. Weaver Ranch Manager Willard Heck discusses benefits of limiting shin-oak to let the tall grasses return.

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Playa Restoration on Grissom Ranch

Southeast Colorado rancher Grady Grissom received help to restore one of his playas, which had been pitted. After the pit was filled and a perimeter of native grass seeded, playa vegetation returned — and so did the birds.

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