Land Conservation at The Hermitage

Land Conservation at The Hermitage (HMZF1)

Location: Nashville, TN 37076 Davidson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 13.001', W 86° 36.657'

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Prescribed Grazing Plan

Prescribed Grazing at the Hermitage improves forage, animal, soil, and water resources.

Animal resources are improved by striving to maintain quality forge 3" to 8" tall. This height allows graze animals to have optimum intake. When animal graze lower than 3" they expend more energy in search of forage and grain less weight. Forage taller than 8" is typically steamy and lower quality.

Plant resources are more vigorous and resilient when plants are not grazed lower than 3". Most of the energy plants store are in the basal stems and roots, however, for the bulk of their energy needs plants need leaves to capture solar energy for photosynthesis. Overgrazed pastures are less productive, capture less sunlight, and are more sensitive to drought than well-managed pastures.

Soil resources are improved because vigorous grass and roots improve soil structure and builds organic matter.

Water resources are improved by slowing runoff flowing through taller more vigorous forage. Also, healthy plants take up and cycle more nutrients than overgrazed pastures.

Flooding is reduced because runoff is three times less on properly managed forage. Greater infiltration of rain water helps recharge groundwater and provides more available water for plant uptake and growth.
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HM NumberHMZF1
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Placed ByThe Hermitage
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 534968 N 4008052
Decimal Degrees36.21668333, -86.61095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 13.001', W 86° 36.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 13' 0.06" N, 86° 36' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US
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