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A Dynamic Model of California's Hardwood RangelandsAuthor(s): Richard B. Standiford; Richard E. Howitt
Source: In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 279-285
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionLow profitability of hardwood rangeland management, and oak tree harvesting for firewood markets and forage enhancement has led to concern about the long-term sustainability of the oak resource on rangelands. New markets for recreational hunting may give value to oaks for the habitat they provide for game species, and broaden the economic base for managers. A ranch level optimal control model has been developed to assess optimal oak tree canopy and livestock stocking under different biological and economic conditions. The impact of recreational hunting on management was also assessed. In general, hunting improved the economic return on hardwood rangelands, and resulted in lower oak harvest levels and lower livestock stocking. The policy implication is that public concern over oak tree harvesting may be partially alleviated by new markets for recreational hunting on hardwood rangelands.
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CitationStandiford, Richard B.; Howitt, Richard E. 1991. A Dynamic Model of California''s Hardwood Rangelands. In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 279-285
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