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Management Strategies to Improve Livestock Distribution in Riparian Ecosystems (Cattle Dispersion Study)

Principal Investigators: Patrick Momont, Neil Rimbey (Univ Idaho), Tim DelCurto, Dennis Sheehy (OSU), John Tanaka (OSU), Jim McIver (BMNRI)

Objective of this study is to collect specific information on cattle dispersion techniques that will quantitatively improve riparian habitat. Design will allow for complete economic analysis and environmental effects (biodiversity), with each site location serving as a demonstration area. Information from the field research will provide for future modelling of whole ranch systems. Across-fence, visual comparisons along with complete financial records will provide a high-impact educational tool for integrating desirable management practices on public and private lands.

Cost: BMNRI-60K; Grant-150K; Total-310K

Status: Proposal has been funded by EPA's ACE Program (Agriculture in Concert with the Environment); matching funds have been provided by OSU and the BMNRI. First year data collection completed September 1996. Second year data collection finished September 1997. Research products expected 1998.

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