October 29, 2019
Using Grazing to Manage Wildlife Habitat
Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Area
7761 Stockton Road
Burneyville, OK 73430
9 am - 4 pm
There is no fee, but lunch will be provided. Lunch is sponsored by Quail Forever.
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Level 2: Building
In the case of rain, this event will be moved to a barn on-site. Please bring a warm jacket and appropriate shoes. There may be some outside visits if the rain is light.
Most people think cattle and wildlife are incompatible. This is not the case. When managed correctly, native rangelands can produce optimal wildlife habitat and forage production for cattle. When native rangelands are not utilized or are overutilized, both cattle and wildlife suffer.
Come find out how you can use cattle, fire and mechanical means to make productive rangelands that will benefit your cattle and wildlife.
What You Will Learn:
- The importance of the five principles of soil health to wildlife habitat
- How to convert introduced forages to native range
- The process of prescribed fire and its importance to maintaining/creating plant diversity structure important to wildlife
- How to use brush control techniques
- The process of grazing and its importance to maintaining/creating plant diversity structure important to wildlife
- How to achieve stocker animal performance on native range for wildlife
How You Will Learn:
- In-field discussion
- Hands-on demonstration, weather-permitting
Who Should Attend:
- Landowners who are managing their properties for cattle and wildlife
- Professionals looking to gain more examples and contribute to the discussions
What You Should Bring:
- Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
- Debunking Deer Management Myths
- Managing Your Pond for Recreation
- Understanding the Impacts of Fire on Your Property
- Using Prescribed Fire to Benefit Wildlife and Livestock
- Managing Brush With Proper Techniques
- “Grazing Management Benefits Cattle and Deer,” Noble News and Views
- “Prescribed Fire Is Essential to the Land,” Noble Research Institute
- “Patch Burning: Integrating Fire and Grazing to Promote Heterogeneity,” Oklahoma State University
- “Grazing, Hunting, and Endangered Species Management Are Compatible Practices,” Texas A&M
- “Restoring Native Grasslands,” Texas A&M
- Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association
- Society for Range Management
- Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture
- Natural Resources Conservation Service