Blue Dot: Rangeland Management in Drought and Sheep to the Rescue—a conversation with UC Davis scientists (6/12/2021)

California’s rangelands are undergoing critical stress in a historic drought. How are ranchers coping with the lack of water and forage for their animals? Host Dave Schlom talks to Leslie Roche, the Director of the UC Rangelands program about how scientific principles combined with knowledge gained by California ranchers over decades is being used to combat the complex and seemingly intractable problem. Then Dave visits with Haven Kiers, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design about a unique experiment she and her team are conducting using sheep to mow, mulch and fertilize the UC Davis campus’s extensive lawn and field areas.

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