Project Description

GRAZING AS A SOLUTION

As our state works together to find solutions to prevent the many devastating impacts recent wildfires have caused, livestock must be part of the solution. 

GRAZING AS A SOLUTION

As our state works together to find solutions to prevent the many devastating impacts recent wildfires have caused, livestock must be part of the solution. 

The Value of Grazing:Wildfire Mitigation
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CCA Wildfire Factsheet 2020

THE POWER OF A COW

Research studies have proven livestock grazing has the power to mitigate impacts of wildfires through reducing fire spread and intensity by minimizing fuel loads and increasing fuel moisture. One cow can consume approximately 27 pounds of forage per day, about 5 tons per year—5 tons which instead could be fuel for California’s next catastrophic wildfire.

With direct emissions from beef cattle equating to only 2% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, grazing can allow for a more resilient California.

Download our factsheet on the left to share with others how the increased use of cattle grazing is key to mitigating California’s wildfires.

Download Factsheet
CCA Wildfire Factsheet 2020
Download Factsheet

THE POWER OF A COW

Research studies have proven livestock grazing has the power to mitigate impacts of wildfires through reducing fire spread and intensity by minimizing fuel loads and increasing fuel moisture. One cow can consume approximately 27 pounds of forage per day, about 5 tons per year—5 tons which instead could be fuel for California’s next catastrophic wildfire.

With direct emissions from beef cattle equating to only 2% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, grazing can allow for a more resilient California.

Download our factsheet above to share with others how the increased use of cattle grazing is key to mitigating California’s wildfires.

PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATIONS

As California continues to focus on finding solutions to mitigate wildfire and opportunities to reduce fire-related risks, prescribed burn associations (PBAs) are forming across the state.

WHAT ARE PBAS?