Savanna Restoration Series: Part 3

| 8/17/2015 10:48:00 AM

Tags: Farm On The Hill, Oak Savanna, Savanna Restoration, Wisconsin Savanna, Driftless Region Farm, Rotational Grazing, Management Intensive Grazing, Bryan Havens, Lori Havens,

Bryan and Zoe

Lori HavensPicture this: You are the 23-year-old owner of 40 acres of chemical-free, stunningly beautiful though-somewhat neglected land. You decide to restore your land to its historic roots as a Midwest Savanna.

In late summer, you get together with another young farmer who knows how to do these things, and spend lots of time walking through your land, identifying your marvelous variety of healthy pasture grasses and existing trees, and studying contour maps while guzzling plenty of ice water and munching on non-GMO popcorn.

walking the pasture

pasture bouquet

tree and nuts

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