USDA: New grazing concept benefits bird, herd

Sign-up deadline is January 19, 2018

If you think livestock and quail don’t mix, a new concept in managed grazing may just change your mind.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for a unique program.

It’s a program that focuses on establishing productive warm season forages to improve livestock production and provide large areas of prime habitat for ground nesting birds and other wildlife.

Ohio’s Northern Bobwhite in Grasslands project is part of a national Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) partnership, a collaborative approach to conserving habitat for declining species on farms and working forests.

NRCS works with partners and private landowners to focus voluntary conservation efforts on working landscapes.