Conservation of Privately Owned Range Lands in the West

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Most privately owned ranges lie either on forest lands or immediately adjacent at slightly lower elevations. Generally they are spring, summer, or fall ranges which are in a more or less seriously impaired condition because of overgrazing and droughts. This impairment greatly reduces their value in the production of forage and the protection of watersheds, and raises many difficult problems of management and administration. The author discusses in detail the objectives of range improvement and the progress so far made in bringing it about, with special reference to the assistance now offered by public agencies to private owners. Widespread planning and coordinated action by ranchers generally is essential to obtain satisfactory and permanent results.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Regional Range Division, Soil Conservation Service, Pacific Coast Region, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: October 1, 1943

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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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