Manage livestock grazing so that animals stay healthy and productive while increasing the biological capital that will sustain your livelihood for generations to come. Good grazing increases plant density and biodiversity, thereby eliminating the need for costly inputs.
Develop a grazing plan for your land base that takes into account the many variables that are commonly left out of grazing planning, such as; erratic weather, different types or classes of livestock, grazing through croplands, orchards, vineyards, wildlife needs, and family needs (such as holidays), and much more.
Watch these videos to learn more about the instructors and what to expect from this course.
When you are adept at using Holistic Management to diagnose problems, you will uncover the causes of deviation from a management plan and find the reasons behind distortions in the functioning of the ecosystem (increased floods, droughts, outbreaks of problem plants and insects, disease, etc.). In principle, diagnosis using Holistic Management rests on knowing the various tools’ effects on the four ecosystem processes.
Holistic Ecological Monitoring enables you to gather relevant information to keep your management on track and to see trends in your Ecological Health Index over time. Learning to monitor the land for the earliest signs of change enables you to quickly adapt your management to move toward your desired future resource base.
Gain experience in the field observing signs of change. Learn how to complete Holistic Ecological Monitoring and become proficient enough to monitor your own land. Uncover the causes of the deviations from a plan, find the reasons behind distortions in the functioning of the ecosystem, and create strategies to get back on track.
Complete this workshop (2 courses) and Holistic Financial Planning and Holistic Land Planning (4 courses total) to become qualified as an Accredited Professional.
SCHEDULE Class begins 1:00 PM Monday April 10 and will go till 5:00.
Class will be all day Tues, Wed and Thurs. Friday class will end at 1:00 PM. Lunch is included Tues through Friday. We will plan optional social time and dinner at least twice. Reasonable Accommodations are available on-site.
Physical Address: 20189 Cabrini Blvd, Golden, CO (Mother Cabrini Shrine)
Questions? Contact Pam at 303.845.2033 or [email protected]
Savory Field Professional, Savory Accredited EOV™ Monitor
Sarah is a first-generation bison rancher based in Hesperus, CO. Her professional career began first in consumer marketing and later in advocacy for regenerative agriculture and conservation. After five years of working as the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Savory Institute, which gave her the incredible experience of traveling the world working with many different types of producers and witnessing the power of Holistic Management in many different contexts, she launched into ranching full-time.
She now owns and operates Gleason Bison, a holistically managed, grass-fed bison operation committed to serving its community, regenerating the environment, and producing thriving animals. Gleason Bison operates as a cow-calf enterprise as well as a locally and nationally sold meat label. Sarah is passionate about healthy soil, animals, and community and thrive when given the opportunity to offer education, insight, and pathways to help others manifest these things in their own context.