Sustainable Grazing Lands Providing a Healthy Environment - Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Strategic Plan 2010-2015


This document outlines broad strategies for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI). The initiative grew out of realization that the 1985 Farm Bill had resulted in a lack of on the ground technical assistance available for voluntary conservation planning. These concerns of clients of USDA who attended several workshops and conferences conducted by the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) early in 1990 resulted in this grassroots initiative. Clients at these workshops and conferences included representatives from a broad range of interest groups: federal, state and local agency representatives, conservation groups, and many independent owners of grazing lands.

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