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.
Who: This month's science share out and conversation will be with University of Hawai‘i's Dr. Mark Thorne, Specialist, State Range and Livestock Extension and Dr. Clay Trauernicht, Fire and Ecosystems Specialist.
Research Resources on Grazing to Reduce Blazing
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)