Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 34, Number 3 (May 1984) by Subjects
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Comparison of Herbage Production on Moderately Grazed and Ungrazed Western RangesThe hypothesis that there is no difference in the total amount of herbage produced on moderately grazed and ungrazed Western ranges was proposed and rejected. It was rejected because published literature shows that annual herbage production averaged 68 +/- 46% higher when plots were protected from a moderate level of livestock grazing. Likewise, herbage production of individual plants averaged 59 +/- 50% higher when they were protected, rather than clipped at a moderate level of use.
Forest Grazing: Past and FutureLivestock have grazed western forests since the 1850's. Policy changes with the inception of government regulation and the end of the free open range brought profound changes in the livestock industry. With increasing demands for timber, recreation and wildlife, grazing began to decline in importance as a use of National Forest ranges. Yet, livestock grazing on forest range is critical to yearlong operations of the ranchers who use them. With proper management livestock can be increasingly important not only as meat and fiber producers, but as part of all land management on national ranges.