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Talk Story Tues Part II Grazing to Reduce Blazing no link

What: In this Pacific Fire Exchange talk story Q&A session, we round up the latest research, past and present for managers and landowners wanting to understand more about how our four-legged friends (goats, sheep, cows, etc.) if managed properly can help reduce blazing and wildland fire.

When: February 21, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm HST

Who: This month's science share out and conversation will be with Raia Olsen of O‘ahu Grazers and Dan Macon, County Director, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources. They will present the how-tos on hiring island professional grazers as well as the continental perspective on contract grazing.

Research & Papers on Grazing to Reduce Blazing

Prescribed Herbivory For Vegetation Treatment Projects (Range Management Advisory Committee CAL FIRE, 2015)

Moisture availability and ecological restoration limit fine fuels and modelled wildfire intensity following non-native ungulate removal in Hawaii (Zhu et al, 2021)

Effects of Prescribed Grazing and Burning Treatments on Fire Regimes in Alien Grass-dominated Wildland-Urban Interface Areas, Leeward Hawaii (Castillo and McAdams, 2006)

Aloha to Flammable Fountain Grass: Fuels Management Comes to the Big Island of Hawaii (Marjie Brown, 2009)

Removal of Invasive Fire-Prone Grasses to Increase Training Lands in the Pacific (Ansari et al, 2008)

Assessment of Livestock Grazing Impacts on Fuels and Cultural Resources at Mākua Military Reservation (Warren et al, 2007)


February 21, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm HST
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