Vegetation Changes Following Exclusion of Livestock from Grazed Ranges

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Abstract:

Range administrators and research workers frequently compare the vegetation on areas from which livestock have been excluded and on adjoining areas which are grazed. If properly interpreted, these comparisons provide valuable clues in explaining vegetation changes and furnish a basis for beneficial adjustments in range use. If misconstrued, the contrast between grazed and ungrazed vegetation may lead to bewilderment and the conclusion that such comparisons are useless. This article discusses the causes of some outstanding contrasts between grazed and ungrazed vegetation with the purpose of aiding range workers in interpreting differences between protected and unprotected areas.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: March 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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