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A classification of bunchgrass vegetation is presented for the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. It includes grassland vegetation as well as shrubland and forest land where the herbaceous layer is dominated by bunchgrasses. It is based on potential…
Author(s): Charles Grier Johnson, David K. Swanson
Keywords: Blue Mountains, Ochoco Mountains, plant association, plant ecology, range management, steppe
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-641. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 119 p
Year: 2005
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
The North American grasslands are the most extensive and varied of all plant communities in North America. The grasslands are divided into eight subtypes and the wildlife resources, past and present, are discussed for each subtype. Objectives and practices of wildlife habitat management are…
Author(s): Keith E. Evans, George E. Probasco
Keywords: bison, big game, waterfowl, upland birds, mammals, range management
Source: General Technical Report NC-29. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1977
Application of fire to tall fescue stans in the Ozarks caused significant changes in forage yields, seedstalk numbers, and stand composition.
Author(s): George E. Probasco, Ardell J. Bjugstad
Keywords: grass, grasslands, range management, pasture management, prescribed burning
Source: Research Note NC-218. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1977
Management practices and options to provide habitat for wildlife in the Great Basin of southeastern Oregon deal with both vegetation treatment and protection, livestock management, maintenance or distribution of water developments, protection of wildlife areas through road closures or fencing, and…
Author(s): Frederick C. Hall
Keywords: Wildlife habitat management, range management, livestock, Oregon (Great Basin), Great Basin–Oregon, series (Great Basin habitats)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-189. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 17 p
Year: 1985
This paper examines the scientific merits of eight axioms of range or vegetative management pertaining to big sagebrush. These axioms are: (1) Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) does not naturally exceed 10 percent canopy cover and mountain big sagebrush (A. t. ssp.…
Author(s): Bruce L Welch, Craig Criddle
Keywords: range management, sagebrush control, wildlife, biodiversity, allelopathy, fire, cover
Source: Research Paper RMRS-RP-40. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 28 p.
Year: 2003
This paper documents current knowledge on interactions of livestock and fish habitat. Included are discussions of incompatibility and compatibility between livestock grazing and fisheries, present management guidelines, information needed for problem solving, information available for problem…
Author(s): William S. Platts
Keywords: Livestock grazing, range management, fish habitat, riparian ecosystems
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-124. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 25 p
Year: 1981
Although many effects of forest and rangeland management on anadromous fisheries are difficult to measure, economic methods for the evaluation of costs and benefits can be helpful. Such methods can be used to address questions of equity as well as efficiency. Evaluations of equity can show who…
Author(s): William R. tech. ed. Meehan
Keywords: Fish habitat, anadromous fish, cost/benefit evaluation, management (forest), range management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-181. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 27 p
Year: 1985
Edge can be a measure of overall diversity of any area. Diversity is considered as inherent (community/community) edge, induced cessional stage/successional stage) edge and total edge. Size of stands are related to expected wildlife diversity.
Author(s): Jack Ward Thomas, Chris Maser, Jon E. Rodiek
Keywords: Wildlife habitat, range management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-085. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Year: 1979
Manmade structures on rangelands provide specialized habitats for some species. These habitats and how they function as specialized habitat features are examined in this publication. The relationships of the wildlife of the Great Basin to such structures are detailed.
Author(s): Chris Maser, Jack Ward Thomas, Ira David Luman, Ralph Anderson
Keywords: Wildlife habitat, range management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-086. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Year: 1979
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