Management of Rangelands Through Controlled Shrub Burning
BHGP10 - Potential Good Practice Note
This note showcases a study, undertaken by the Livestock Sector of Paro Dzongkhag, of controlled shrubs burning in the alpine area of Soe Yaksa which was conducted to see its effect on rangeland regeneration. The trial was initially started in 2004 but the burning could be implemented only in February 2006 due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The preliminary findings reveal that the burning trials led to an increase of 26% of edible species of vegetation. After five to six month of burning trials, an excellent ground cover of edible grasses, sedges and broadleaf was observed in the area.
Authors and Contributors: Tshering Gyaltsen, Mr. Herilal Nerula, Yonten Dorji, Gyem Thinley, Nidup Tshering, Community of Soeyaksa, SA PPLPP Regional Coordination Team
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