2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:15:11 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, NATURAL RESOURCES: Sheep to graze at former Fort Ord (CA)
Sheep return to graze Fort Ord land

Monterey Herald (CA)
February 24, 2010

The four-legged lawn mowers are back.
About 3,000 sheep will spend five months grazing the grassy hills in the Fort Ord area. Half of them arrived Tuesday, while the rest are expected to arrive today. The flock is made up of 1,200 ewes and 1,800 lambs.

"We use them as lawn mowers for the fire hazard reduction," said Bruce Delgado, Bureau of Land Management botanist. "They tend to preferentially graze the non-native grasses, which is good for us because we're trying to encourage the growth of native grasses."

The sheep will graze 2,500 acres of bureau land from Laguna Seca to Reservation Road, and from Monterey-Salinas Highway to Jacks Road in the Fort Ord area, where the grasslands give way to chaparral.


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