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Peter Berthelesen's Pollinator Friendly Rangeland Practices

Prescribed fire and thoughtful grazing practices are used to manage and improve the rangeland on the Berthelsen property. A patch burning program involves burning specific portions of the grassland at a time to control invasive cool-season grasses. Grass quickly sprouts following the fire, and cattle are used to discourage undesirable vegetation throughout the cooler growing season. Other grassland management practices also help keep invasive plants, such as eastern red cedar, out of the rangeland. These methods are designed to increase forage capacity and encourage plant diversity.