Carmen Willmore, Sergio Arispe, Mylen Bohle, Brendan Brazee, Scott Duggan, Richard Fleenor, Amanda Moore, Ian McGregor, Ian Reid, Joseph Sagers, Christy Tanner, Guojie Wang, Ashlee Westerhold, Donald A. Llewellyn, Steve Norberg, Richard Koenig, Glenn Shewmaker, Tipton Hudson, J. Shannon Neibergs, Scott Jensen and Steve Fransen
PNW 708 | March 2024

A comprehensive guide for improved grassland management in support of forage-livestock systems. Applying the principles described will lead to improved regional economic, ecological and social sustainability. This publication describes the opportunities and challenges of sustainably raising harvested and grazed forages and developing forage-livestock systems in a diverse environment.

About the authors

Carmen Willmore
Extension Livestock and Forages Educator
University of Idaho
Brendan Brazee
USDA-NRCS Area Rangeland Conservationist
Kealakekua Service Center, Kealakekua, HI
Richard Fleenor
Rangeland Management Specialist
USDA-NRCS, Washington state
Amanda Moore
State Resource Conservationist for Oregon
USDA-NRCS
Ian Reid
Retired GIPS
USDA-NRCS
Joseph Sagers
Extension Educator
Clark County, Idaho
Ashlee Westerhold
Department of Economics
Kansas State University
Donald A. Llewellyn
Extension Livestock Specialist, Director
Lincoln County Extension, Washington
Steve Norberg
Regional Extension Forage Specialist
Washington State University, Franklin County, Washington
Richard Koenig
Professor of Soil Science
Department of Crop and Soil Science, Washington State University
Glenn Shewmaker
Emeritus Extension Forage Specialist
University of Idaho, Kimberly Research and Extension Center
Tipton Hudson
Extension Rangeland and Livestock Management Specialist
Washington State University, Kittitas County
J. Shannon Neibergs
Extension Economist
Department of Economics, Washington State University
Scott Jensen
Extension Livestock, Range and Pasture Educator
University of Idaho, Owyhee County
Steve Fransen
Emeritus Forage and State Extension Agronomist
Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Washington State University

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