Sustainable Rangeland Grazing in Norse Faroe

  title={Sustainable Rangeland Grazing in Norse Faroe},
  author={A. M. Thomson and I. Simpson and J. Brown},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  • A. M. Thomson, I. Simpson, J. Brown
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Human Ecology
  • The introduction of domestic livestock, particularly sheep, and rangeland grazing by Norse settlers to Faroe during the ninth century has generally been described as a major pressure on a sensitive landscape, leading to rapid and widespread vegetation change and contributing to land degradation. This view has, however, been developed without consideration of Norse grazing management practices which may have served to minimize grazing impacts on landscapes as well as sustaining and enhancing… CONTINUE READING
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