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    Author(s): Bruce L. Welch
    Date: 2004
    Source: In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-186
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Most range management or revegetation programs are aimed at providing forage to support the needs of range animals. Among these needs are supplying the nutrients required to drive the physiological processes of the animal body. One major principle in this report is that there is no "perfect forage species" that will supply all the nutrients needed by any range animal for all seasons. The best approach to range management or revegetation is to supply a diversity of palatable shrubs, forbs, and grasses. Major topics to be discussed are (1) nutrient requirements of range animals, (2) judging the nutritive value of range plants, (3) factors affecting the nutritive value of range plants, and (4) seasonal nutritive value of range plants.

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    Citation

    Welch, Bruce L. 2004. Chapter 14. Nutritive principles in restoration and management. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-186

    Keywords

    rehabilitation, revegetation, plant ecology, seed, plant communities, wildlife habitat, invasive species, equipment, plant materials, native plants

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