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Healthy Grasslands, Healthy Wildlife

WWF is partnering with ranchers in the Northern Great Plains (NGP), recognizing that their viability is key to keeping grasslands intact. North America's great grasslands evolved to be dependent on the actions of large grazing animals such as plains bison and antelope. Today, cattle fill much of that role. However, unlike wildlife, cattle need to be carefully managed to ensure that their movements have a positive impact on the landscape. One way of doing this is by prescribing grazing methods that mimic the actions of native grazers. This video looks at the impacts of several grazing methods and what happens to the soil when the grasslands remain intact.