Conservation Grazing Program

An integrated approach to land management.

MNL developed the Conservation Grazing Program in order to provide the most ecologically comprehensive land management services in the region. Through the planned impact of livestock grazing, we provide an additional tool for land managers on large and small tracts of land, both public and privately owned, to achieve ecological goals.

MNL’s Conservation Grazing Program takes an integrated and holistic approach to regenerative land management, deploying the appropriate species and class of livestock with precision accuracy in order to achieve our customer’s ecological, conservation, and production goals.

Grazing has its benefits.

The grazing efforts of our sheep, goats, cattle, and bison reduce or eliminate herbicide usage, reduce thatch, enhance habitats, recycle nutrients, provide targeted vegetation management, and provide trample seeding opportunities.
Situations and land are different and we have grazers suited to be effective in a variety of environments.


  • Effective on large to small scale properties
  • Conducive to prairies, savannas and lowland properties
  • Ideal for low impact pollinator habitat management

American Bison

  • Optimally effective on large land tracts
  • Conducive to prairie and savanna ecosystems
  • Ideal in long term land management plans


  • Effective on large to small scale properties
  • Conducive to prairies, savannas and woodlands
  • Ideal for brush control following forestry mowing


  • Effective on large to small scale properties
  • Conducive to prairies, wetlands and open woodlands
  • Ideal for cover crop utilization

Services Provided

  • Conservation Grazing
  • Planning Ecosystem Enhancement
  • Vegetation Management
  • Fire Fuels Reduction
  • Patch-Burn Grazing
  • Cover Crop Grazing
  • Site Preparation Grazing

The process.

We introduce the grazers to over-grown understories that need invasive species removal. They eat the leaves they can reach off bushes and reduce the ability of the plant to grow and reproduce. When introduced to browse repeatedly, the grazers deplete nutrient stores in the plant roots to the point that the plant can no longer thrive. We then introduce native seed to create competition for nutrients and water making the invasive species less likely to re-establish itself in unwanted places.

Other Services

Professional Services

MNL provides a variety of service options including ecological consultation, environmental and ecological studies, permitting and compliance, wetland delineation, vegetation and wildlife management, and water quality services.

Vegetation Management

We have extensive experience with woody invasive control, rain garden maintenance, enhancement plantings, increasing biodiversity and maintaining healthy water systems.

Red Rock Fire Services

Over the years, the business has grown due to the increased demands for equipment and firefighters in the wildland urban interface.