April 27 2023 Blog Environment
Stands are composed of combinations of native and/or exotic species for which no natural analog exists. In general, wooded pastures are floristically similar to Pastures & Hayfields (16) but include more of a woody overstory. While all types of pastures are critical to Coal Creek Farm’s economy and productivity, at their best, they can also sustain native grassland and savanna species. The burned rangeland and shortleaf pine savanna restoration areas are responding nicely to controlled burns while the pastures and hayfields are being rotated with burns and grazing to encourage regrowth of native vegetation.