"The belief that there is no conflict between ... farming [animals on hills] and arable production also seems to be unfounded: by preventing the growth of trees and other deep vegetation in the hills and by compacting the soil, grazing animals cause a cycle of flash floods and drought, sporadically drowning good land downstream and reducing the supply of irrigation water."
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theguardian.com/commentisfree/

@vik how does one correctly manage grazing animals on hills while also allowing trees to grow there and preventing their hooves compacting the soil and damaging the watersheds?

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@strypey Like this. Don't let them in with immature trees, and rotate your grazing areas.

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