• Impact of Cattle Grazing on Three Perennial Grasses in South-Central Washington

      Rickard, W. H.; Uresk, D. W.; Cline, J. F. (Society for Range Management, 1975-03-01)
      Grazing by yearling steers in a sagebrush-bluebunch wheatgrass community resulted in a reduction of growth and reproductive performance of the most important forage grass. Cusick's bluegrass was sparsely represented, but it was the most palatable and nutritious grass. It also showed the large reductions in growth of leaves and reproductive performance. Bluebunch wheatgrass and Thurber's needlegrass were not as adversely affected by grazing as Cusick's bluegrass.