21st Century Conservation Practices

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: September 13, 2016 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

0913 ConservationPURPOSE:

  • To explore the benefits conservation grazing provides in restoring and maintaining grassland and heathland ecosystems.

BACKGROUND:

  • Conservation grazing is the use of grazing livestock to maintain and increase the biodiversity of natural or semi-natural grasslands, heathlands, wood pasture, wetlands, and many other habitats.
  • Conservation grazing has proven beneficial in restoring and maintaining grassland and heathland ecosystems.
  • Grazed lands have shown a decline in both the density and the diversity of vegetation when grazers are removed.

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Judith Schwartz Author Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth Document
Byron Shelton Senior Program Director Savory Institute Document

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