Cattle, timber production compatible on forested lands

In South Dakota Black Hills, cattle grazing can be tool to sustainably maximize economic returns from livestock and timber production.

About 16% of all grazed land area in the U.S. is forested.

"While cattle producers have grazed livestock on forested lands since the settlement era, relationships between livestock and timber management practices and resource condition are not well understood," said Kurt Chowanski, a doctoral student in biological sciences at South Dakota State University.

Chowanski focused his research on practices that could be implemented in the Black Hills of South Dakota to sustainably

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