The SFA Networking Group, the Ecological Service Livestock Network (ESLN) seeks to develop business models and facilitate research and pilot studies to advance the art and science of profitable livestock-based, land management businesses, with emphasis on but not limited to urban, suburban and peri-urban landscapes.
This group is tailored toward conservation professionals who promote service livestock as a way to combat invasive species, manage land and restore ecological functionality, reduce the use of pesticides and fossil fuels, and start a rewarding livestock-based business.
For information, contact group coordinator Karl Hakanson, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Hennepin County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 ext 719.
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- Minnesota Job Sheet Biological Brush Management – USDA NRCS
- National Range and Pasture Handbook – USDA NRCS
- A Paradigm Shift: Using Grazing as a Means to Achieve Ecological and Agricultural Objectives – Annotated bibliography. Thomforde 2013
- Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement – American Sheep Industry Association
- Using Goats to Control Invasive Plants – Cherrie Nolden, Southwest Badger Whole Farm Planning Workshop for Landowners. February 7, 2015.