Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a workshop for livestock producers and land managers discussing cattle grazing as a fire management tool. There will be presentations in the morning and a low-stress cattle handling demonstration in the afternoon. There is a $10.00 registration fee, lunch included (philly cheese steak sandwiches).
Chris Schachtschneider, Animal & Rangeland Sciences Extension Agent with Oregon State University, will present on research he has done looking at grazing to create and maintain firebreaks. Molly Linville is a rancher from Palisades, WA who experienced a catastrophic fire recently, will discuss current issues in fire policy and the importance of educating fire officials about the value of rangeland. Low stress cattle handling is a tool both Chris and Molly have used sucessfully.