Rangeland Brush Management

Our mapping technology can help you treat your brush (and increase grazing production) without having a negative impact on wildlife.

If your ranch is like most, you are trying to balance revenue from cattle production with revenue related to wildlife. On every ranch there is an optimum balance between grazing income and hunting income. There are usually wildlife benefits from having a certain amount of brush and weed species. But the growth and encroachment of brush is relentless and often reduces grazing acres. So you have to deal with it, and doing so without hurting wildlife revenue can be tricky.

Fortunately, mapping technology can help you treat your brush (and increase grazing production) without having a negative impact on wildlife. Regardless of the priorities on your ranch, our approach will save you money and produce better results.

Brush and other vegetation types can be accurately mapped with special infrared aerial imagery. These maps can then be used to decide what areas will, and won’t be, sprayed. A digital, computerized version of these maps can be loaded directly into the spray systems of airplanes or helicopters. Aircraft with these GPS spray systems can read the digital vegetation maps on the fly – automatically cutting on and off to spot-spray patches of brush as small as 1/16 acre.