In small communities like Plush, Oregon, where “The Need for Flexibility: Exploring Innovation in a Public Land Grazing System” was filmed, agriculture is a major economic contributor. Benefits extend far beyond the actual animal unit months (AUMS) provided to the producer. The creation of local jobs, community investments, and the stability provided by a balanced and documented approach to resource management all help foster resiliency in communities across the West.
As the program continues to grow, the Intermountain West Joint Venture will continue to produce resources to help bring about a stronger understanding of program goals and accomplishments.
Learn more about outcome-based grazing and this video over at Partners in the Sage.