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    Author(s): Gerald L. Horner; James H. Cothern
    Date: 1991
    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. 286-289
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Changes in the availability, productivity and cost of hardwood rangeland affects the production and location of range-fed livestock. The California Range Livestock Model (CRLM) was developed to determine the effect of proposed policies and alternative economic conditions on the range-fed livestock industry generally and hardwood rangeland in particular. Three possible changes in range conditions were analyzed with the CRLM. Eliminating grazing on 9.7 million acres of Federally owned rangeland in California reduced annual livestock production by $80 million and producer's incomes by $9.3 million. Increasing productivity on privately owned and grazed rangeland by 5 pct increased the state's annual cattle production by $70 million. Developing 1.3 million acres of rangeland in Southern California for urban uses would decrease annual livestock production in that region by $50 million. The model has the potential of being used in conjunction with other existing forest and rangeland models to provide more comprehensive policy information for range managers.

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    Horner, Gerald L.; Cothern, James H. 1991. California Hardwood Rangeland Use and Productivity Changes, and the Economics of Regional Livestock Production. 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. 286-289

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