Rotational grazing, often referred to as targeted grazing, is a practice that is commonly used to reduce fire fuels. This type of grazing is the best way to reduce brush and vegetation for several reasons, including but not limited to, plant health, soil health and the reduction of fire fuels. Rotational grazing is a practice that involves moving animals from one set pasture to the next, depending on pasture size these rotations can take up to 3-10 days. After animals are moved off a pasture in the rotational system, this will allow forage plants to recover and deepen their root systems. These deeper root systems result in increased fertility and soil biomass, leaving plants healthier and stronger than before. In turn, these deeper, stronger root systems also help prevent current and future erosion problems. Apart from increasing soil and plant health, rotational grazing is a superior land management option when it comes to reducing fire fuels. Goats and sheep are an excellent land management option because of their mobility and low environmental footprint. These animals can clear vegetation more efficiently and productively minimizing the need to use machinery and herbicides. Additionally, goats and sheep are grazers and browsers, meaning they will eat everything from brush to poison oak, leaving almost no vegetation behind to remove by hand. For more information on how rotational grazing can benefit you please call us at (707)326-4467!