Rangeland scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC) tested whether virtual fencing could prevent cattle from grazing recently burned areas within sagebrush steppe pastures. Because changes in climate are expected to increase fire frequency in sagebrush steppe, ranchers and rangeland managers will need new, cost-effective methods of separating cattle from burned areas on public rangelands. Virtual fencing presents a compelling climate change adaptation option.
Reading Time | 6 minutes
Management Goals | Exclude cattle from recently burned sagebrush steppe to allow for vegetation recovery
Audience | Ranchers, Rangeland Managers, Extension
Project Lead & Contact Info | Chad Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org; Rory O’Connor; Juliana Ranches; David Bohnhert
Project Area | Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center near Burns, OR
Agency | USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University