Grazing managerment that achieves multiple-use goals : Russ Stingley
Hudson, Tipton D.
Hall, Sonia A.
Neibergs, J. Shannon
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Russ Stingley runs a cow-calf operation in Kittitas, Washington, with his three sons and his daughter. The Stingleys lease rangeland from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and manage grazing on these lands under a Coordinated Resource Management (CRM) plan. This plan, developed in collaboration with the landowners and with the input of multiple stakeholders, is designed to simultaneously achieve cattle production and wildlife habitat goals. The approach is to focus on the health of the rangeland vegetation, which can also reduce wildfire risk and increase resilience to changing climatic conditions. This case study is part of the Rancher-to-Rancher Case Study project, which explores innovative approaches regional ranchers are using that increase their resilience in the face of a changing climate. Though each case study is specific to the conditions of the particular rancher being profiled, insights and strategies from each case study may be applicable elsewhere.