Monday, August 26, 2013

Equine Land Conservation Resource Releases Best Management Practices Guide for Horse Keeping

August 26, 2013
Contact: Holley Groshek, Director of Marketing and Communications
Equine Land Conservation Resource

Horse facilities come with many unanticipated costs and challenges. Changing local regulations, damage from storms and other weather events, and limited resources interrupt day-to-day operations. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practical tactics designed to mitigate the cost and impact of these challenges.

To help horse owners and facility managers with these issues, ELCR, with support from the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation, has developed a BMP guide. The guide, entitled Best Management Practices Can Help Your Bottom Line, is a series of articles that introduce the basics that any horse facility manager needs to know. The articles are designed to serve as an introduction and include links to local resources for more specialized information. Individual articles cover the following topics:

Managing Soil
Pasture Management
Pasture Edges and Gateways
Manure Management
Soil Conditions and Soil Protection
Sacrifice Lots
Managing Water
Infiltration Basins and Rain Gardens
Vegetated Buffers
Natural and Engineered Wetlands
Healthy Streams for Water Quality
Planning and Managing Horse Facilities
Site Planning
Paving Surfaces
Wildlife Friendly Fencing
End of Life Issues
The complete BMP guide, Best Management Practices Can Help Your Bottom Line, is available on the ELCR website by using the following link

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