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An Appraisal of Range Survey Methods

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Much disagreement exists as to the relative merits of the square-foot-density and reconnaissance methods of range survey. This article presents the results of twenty separate surveys of a range area in eastern Oregon made with these methods. The comparisons of dependability of forage estimates and of relative costs, as well as the discussions of grid and aerial-photograph mapping procedures, should be of much interest to range technicians.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: July 1, 1944

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