NRCS Program Helps Oklahoma Rancher Remove Invasive Shrubs
The lack of fire as a management tool on the Great Plains has permitted indigenous and foreign woody plants to encroach on prairie grasslands, reducing Lesser Prairie-Chicken habitat. Through the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative, NRCS can help producers and range managers remove woody invasive species – through burning, cutting and spraying. We tell one Oklahoma Panhandle rancher's experience participating in the NRCS initiative.
Beaver Co. Rancher
Prof. Christian Hagen
NRCS LePC Initiative
Prof. Terry Bidwell
Dept. Natural Resource Ecology & Mgmt.
Oklahoma State University
NRCS Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative