Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
SARE studies and spreads information about sustainable agriculture via a nationwide grants program and practical publications.
(301) 504-5230
See How to Direct Market Your Beef at

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC).
Provides on-line information resources, referrals and searching.
(301) 504-6559
See “Grazing Systems” and “Alternative Livestock Breeds.”

National information service offers 200+ free publications.
Call (800) 346-9140 or Spanish: (800) 411-3222; or go to
for publications on pasture, rangeland and grazing management, multi-species grazing, drought, etc.

Holistic Management International.
Helps farmers/ranchers enhance productivity and profitability of their land, publishes bimonthly Holistic Management IN PRACTICE and provides Holistic ManagementTM training.

Native Habitat Organization.
Conservation group dedicated to ensuring a future for grazing cattle on desert, prairie and forest rangelands and protecting soil, water, native vegetation and wildlife from abuse.

Society for Range Management.
A professional society dedicated to supporting people working with rangeland. Provides reference books, practical handbooks, abstracts and proceedings, Rangelands and Rangeland Ecology & Management.
(303) 986-3309

The Stockman Grass Farmer.
Magazine covering the science of grass; finished and organic grass-fed beef; seasonal, pasture-based dairying; pastured poultry and more.
(800) 748-9808

Grazing/Rangeland Management

Alberta Government Sustainable Resource Development.
Offers Range Notes, a periodical about findings and recommendations from research carried out by Range Resource Management Group, and other publications.

Foothill Rancher.
University of California newsletter focuses on livestock production and marketing strategies. files/newsletter43.htm.

Grazing Management: An Ecological Perspective by Texas A & M University.
Addresses the ecological concepts and management principles of good grazing management, with emphasis on Texas rangelands, although applicable to diverse geographical regions.

Great Plains Framework for Agricultural Resource Management.
USDA resource to evaluate farm/ranch management options, including agricultural databases; research and extension fact sheets; and more.

NRCS National Range and Pasture Handbook.
Procedures to help producers working through conservation districts in resource conservation on non-federal grazing lands. Also a general reference for grazing lands resource information.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.
Technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands.

Rangelands West.
The Western Rangelands Partnership delivers information, resources and tools to improve management and ensure sustainability of western rangelands.
Also see http:/

Targeted Grazing Manual: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement.
A website and handbook on grazing from the University of Idaho.
(208) 885-4394

Weed Management

Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge by USDA-ARS.
Manual details using multi-species grazing as an effective leafy spurge management tool.

Targeted Grazing: A natural approach to vegetation management and landscape enhancement by the American Sheep Industry Association.
How to use diverse livestock to manage rangeland vegetation challenges.
To order a print copy, contact (303) 771-3500 or

Western Rangeland Weeds Annotated Database
Tthe Arid Lands Information Center at the University of Arizona in cooperation the National Agricultural Library. Database of research, guides and publications on weed impacts, policy issues, management, educational opportunities and more.

Riparian Management

Rangeland Watershed Program Fact Sheets from the University of California.
Information on resource management, riparian area monitoring, water quality, etc.



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