Cattle and Conservation

The NWTF, along with property owners David R. and Mary Ann Daigle, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation leveraged funds on an 800-acre mature longleaf pine stand in Reeves, Louisiana, part of NWTF’s Pine Woods Focal Landscape.

Through NWTF and partner contributions, cattle grazing and prescribed fire on 800 acres of mature longleaf pine stands were used to manipulate the understory of the pine ecosystem. Cattle reduce the required controlled burn frequency to maintain the longleaf pine savanna.

This project benefitted the Eastern wild turkey and quail.

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