Community Supported Grazing

Community Supported Grazing (CSG) is an arrangement where local groups, landowners and other stakeholders contribute to keeping grazing animals. There are various models in use and many have structures and practices in common with Community Supported Agriculture (there is more on CSAs, including case studies, at www.soilassociation.org/csa.aspx).

Conservation grazing is the most common catalyst for CSG. Some important habitats (such as flower rich grassland) need grazing to maintain biodiversity – without it the land turns to scrub and special species are lost. With community support it can become viable to graze livestock on this land. The Grazing Animals Project is a source of information about conservation grazing at www.grazinganimalsproject.org.uk/index

Find out more about CSG by downloading this document: Community Supported Grazing Factsheet.

 

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