The Mountains-to-Bay (M2B) Grazing Alliance brings together private and public partners to promote the implementation of rotational grazing and related conservation practices and to increase the number of pasture-based livestock operations in the Bay watershed portions of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The program connects current and new grazing farmers, providing outreach and technical assistance in the form of farmer-to-farmer mentoring, on-farm demonstrations, a quarterly newsletter, and other peer-to-peer experiences.
Recent funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will support these activities, as well as the Alliance’s 2024 goals to
- work with 32 producers throughout the region to convert 1,200 acres of established cropland to rotational grazing
- implement related practices such as forested buffers and livestock stream exclusion.
Over the next two years, we will also explore mechanisms to ensure the life of the M2B Grazing Alliance extends beyond the life of the grant.
Find out more about the important role grazing plays for farmers and the environment.
Additional Resources About Grazing