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    Author(s): Pat O. Currie; Dwight R. Smith
    Date: 1970
    Source: USDA Production Research Report No. 112. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 41 p.
    Publication Series: Report
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Valleys of open grassland parks interspersed among the mountains of the ponderosa pine zone of Colorado are suitable for the production of livestock. Unfortunately, during the late 1800's and early 1900's many of these grassland parks were cultivated and attempts made to raise row crops or hay. Soil often too infertile to produce adequate yields, short growing season, erratic moisture, and the depressed economic conditions of the 1930's combined to cause many farming ventures to fail. As a result, many cultivated areas were abandoned. On others overgrazing by livestock depleted the native cover.

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    Citation

    Currie, Pat O.; Smith, Dwight R. 1970. Response of seeded ranges to different grazing intensities.in the ponderosa pine zone of Colorado. USDA Production Research Report No. 112. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 41 p.

    Keywords

    range, grazing, ponderosa pine, grassland, livestock

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