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Range managers in the Southwestern States are increasingly being required to develop management strategies that take into consideration the conservation of wildlife populations. However, information on many aspects of the fundamental biology and impacts of grazing on individual species is still…
Author(s): Patrick W. Zwartjes, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Pamela L. L. Stoleson, Walter C. Haussamen, Tiffany E Crane
Keywords: Arizona, grazing effects, New Mexico, range management, Southwest, terrestrial wildlife, ungulate grazing, wildlife management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-142. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 74 p. plus CD.
Year: 2005
Photographic guides are presented to help estimate grazing utilization of important riparian grasses and grasslike plants. Graphs showing the percent of a plant's weight that has been consumed based on the percent of its height left after grazing allow utilization estimates to be refined further.
Author(s): John W. Kinney, Warren P. Clary
Keywords: grazing, grazing effects, grazing intensity, grasses, sedges, rushes
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-308. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 13 p.
Year: 1994
Stream reaches that have been rested from livestock grazing appear to have stable banks and more bank undercuts than grazed stream sections. Ungrazed reference streams that are similar in parent geology, precipitation, channel type, habitat types, drainage area, and stream width had greater bank…
Author(s): C. Kerry Overton, Gwynne L. Chandler, Janice A. Pisano
Keywords: grazing effects, stream inventory, monitoring, fish habitat, sample sizes, desired conditions
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-311. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 27 p.
Year: 1994