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A Method for Estimating Carrying Capacity of Range Lands

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This article questions the reliability of estimates of carrying capacity based on the methods now used in range surveys, and Suggests a new method based on (1) the estimated weight of each species, (2) a proper-use (or allowable-cropping) factor, and (3) a preference rating which indicates the amount of each species that will be consumed when the key species receives no more than allowable cropping.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: District Ranger, U. S. Forest Service, Globe, Ariz.

Publication date: June 1, 1945

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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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