In the US West, Researchers Consider a Four-Legged Tool to Fight Two Foes: Wildfire and Cheatgrass

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  • Scientists have found a low-tech option to dealing with the invasive species of grass called cheatgrass: targeted cattle grazing.
  • They’ve found that cattle grazing in the fall when the grass is small could reduce its abundance by more than half.
  • This strategy has helped reduce cheatgrass by an average of more than 60 percent.

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