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Management of Rangelands Through Controlled Shrub Burning

by ruchita last modified Dec 10, 2013 06:09 PM

Aug 24, 2009

This potential Good Practice Note details the results of a study undertaken by the Department of Livestock in Paro Dzongkhag (district), Bhutan, wherein trials were conducted of controlled burning of shrubs in the alpine areas of Soe Yaksa, to assess the effect on regeneration of grasses, forbs, broadleaf and edible shrub species.

Preliminary findings emerging from these trials reveal that the controlled burning led to an increase of 26% of edible species of vegetation. Further, an excellent ground cover of edible grasses, sedges and broadleaf was observed in the area after five to six months of the trials.

 

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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