This report seeks to understand the current landscape of public land grazing activities in a six-state region in the Midwest and assessed the challenges and opportunities to advancing conservation grazing on public land. States in the region included: Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
This report took a qualitative approach and consisted of interviews with 25 stakeholders across the six-state region. The team also included a quantitative approach and utilized publicly available data to assess the breakdown of grasslands and pasture in the state which are also protected areas. The report integrates these two approaches to provide an overview of the current status, challenges, opportunities, and successes of public land grazing in the Upper Midwest. Explore the story map below or click here to see the story map in full screen.
This report was made possible by the generous support of the Cedar Tree Foundation.