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Current range management research and results at the Manitou Experimental Forest Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment StationAuthor(s): Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture
Source: Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe Manitou Experimental Forest Was established in 1936 to study problems of land use as they relate to the management of all the resources. The experimental forest lies 28 miles northwest of Colorado Springs. the experimental area totals 25 square Miles, and represents the land of the Colorado Front Range within the ponderosa pine zone. The ponderosa pine zone in the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains encompasses approximately 4 million acres. An area of numerous mountain ranges and interspersed valleys with open parks and grasslands, this zone is well suited for the production of live-stock. Unfortunately, the land in many of the open parks and grasslands has been used for purposes to which it was not adapted.
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CitationU.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1966. Current range management research and results at the Manitou Experimental Forest Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p.
Keywordsland use, range management, ponderosa pine
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