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Characteristics of Gunnison County Forage Plants

Characteristics of Gunnison County Forage PlantsThe wide range of forage plants in Gunnison County are the backbone of our livestock industry and are important to the health of our watersheds and wildlife. Just as the cattleman or woman recognizes different breeds of livestock, so also should he or she be able to identify each forage plant species' particular plant and seed characteristics when selecting the appropriate forage for hay, pasture, and/or conservation use. Click on the links below to access information about the forage charactersitics of native grasses, cultivated grasses and legumes commonly found in Gunnison County's pastures and rangelands.

Choose Forage Type: Native Grasses | Cultivated Grasses | Clovers & Other Legumes