What is Holistic Management?
“Holistic Management uses a decision-making process to help ensure that the actions taken to restore land and livelihoods are ecologically, socially and economically sound based on the context described by the people involved.”
Why use Holistic Management?
Using the Holistic Management approach has a number of valuable returns including financial, ecological, personal as well as social benefits. An intro course into Holistic Management will help the attendees learn how to:
- Reduce (stop) overgrazing.
- Plan for a profit in any livestock market.
- Empower a creative and flexible management team.
- Develop a business plan based on the trinity of management.
- Create wildlife habitat and abundant feed through planned grazing.
- Match livestock to their environment and capitalize on their natural attributes.
- Effectively harvest the grass in their pastures through proper grazing management.
- Control livestock with cost effective fencing, water improvements, and low stress livestock handling.
Learn more about the workshop’s
The members of the Sandhills Task Force believe the best way to protect the Sandhills is to help empower the individual landowners. A producer’s livelihood is tied directly to the land, fostering an intimate relationship that isn’t easily duplicated.
This land is a unique ecosystem that is an important habitat for a variety of fish, birds, plants and wildlife, and it’s individual landowners are the strong backbone of the area’s ranching economy, and the viability of the numerous small communities scattered throughout the Sandhills are dependent on their success.
That is why we hope to help serve the men and women producers of our area and are excited to announce our newest outreach program:
To protect and enhance the Sandhills with profitable, enjoyable businesses.
Sandhills Stewards is a program designed to help bring our Sandhills producers the tools they need most to be successful. Ultimately it is a network of producers throughout the Sandhills that share common values that use those values to help shape the culture of our area. We believe that strong communities and local connections are the most effective way to implement the changes that we want to see around us.
~Share and spread our enthusiasm for stewardship of the unique natural resources of our area.
~Understand the challenges of the producers in our area and help bring them the ideas, tools, and resources they need most to be successful.
~Encourage connection and strong community engagement to make sure that the Sandhill region remains a strong and independent region in our great state.
Here is a video to give a brief explanation of the Sandhills Task Force and our newest program Sandhills Stewards.
Meet our Stewardship Coordinator
My name is Ty Walker and I am excited to be the newest member of the Sandhills Task Force team. I look forward to helping our area producers identify and address the problems in their operations as they work to manage our natural resources with enjoyable and profitable businesses.