A new Wisconsin-based collaboration is addressing the issue of ecological soundness and economic feasibility of vegetation harvest as a tool in habitat management. The US Fish & Wildlife Service Leopold Wetland Management District and University of Wisconsin – Madison are leading an effort to maintain grasslands? in early successional stages by partnering with farmers to harvest and utilize the vegetation for livestock feed and bedding.

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Wisconsin Sustainable Planting and Harvest Guidelines for Non-forest Biomass? on Public and Private Lands
These Guidelines are an effort to encourage decision-making and land use practices that benefit farmers financially while protecting the state’s natural resources.

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A visit to switchgrass? trial plots run by Iowa State University researchers; near Ames, IA. Photo by CL Williams, 2010.