Pasture/Range Health Assessments

Pitstra Pasture land view

Olds College has embarked on a series of Regenerative Agriculture strategies at Pitstra Farm (degraded due to overgrazing) to modify the land, increase biodiversity of flora/fauna, increase yield and stocking rates, and improve the ecosystem function.

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Pasture/Range Health Assessments

Pitstra Pasture land view

Olds College has embarked on a series of Regenerative Agriculture strategies at Pitstra Farm (degraded due to overgrazing) to modify the land, increase biodiversity of flora/fauna, increase yield and stocking rates, and improve the ecosystem function. Metrics of native or tame plant communities/plant species composition, presence of plant layers, amount of litter to protect soil, site stability, and presence of noxious weeds assess the functionality and effectiveness of the implemented Regenerative Agriculture practices.

This project is Academics/student led.