Welcome to the Rangeland Ecology & Management archives. The journal Rangeland Ecology & Management (RE&M; v58, 2005-present) is the successor to the Journal of Range Management (JRM; v. 1-57, 1948-2004.) The archives provide public access, in a "rolling window" agreement with the Society for Range Management, to both titles (JRM and RE&M), from v.1 up to five years from the present year.

The most recent years of RE&M are available through membership in the Society for Range Management (SRM). Membership in SRM is a means to access current information and dialogue on rangeland management.

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Print ISSN: 0022-409x

Online ISSN: 1550-7424


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Recent Submissions

  • Fescue Grassland in North Dakota

    Cosby, Hugh E. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Local areas of North Dakota grassland are dominated by rough fescue. The composition of the vegetation on these areas is very similar to that of the Fescue Grassland described in Canada. Small amounts of the species are widely distributed across the northern portion of the state.
  • Big Sagebrush in Fresno County, California

    Wolfram, Harold W.; Martin, Morris (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
  • Progress through Performance Records

    Cox, Don (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    A rancher's version of range beef-cattle performance testing in Nebraska-history, accomplishments, and problems.
  • Effect of Heavy Winter Rodent Infestation on Perennial Forage Plants

    Roster, Ronald B. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
  • Sideoats Grama as an Indicator of Grazing Intensity and A Method of Determining Its Utilization

    Waldrip, W. J. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Sideoats grama is a key species for indicating forage use on the Rolling Plains of Texas. A regression equation for field determination of percent utilization of sideoats grama was developed and tested. The method developed, based on measurements of total height and stubble height, is more rapid and accurate than other methods commonly used by technicians.
  • Establishment of Firebreaks on Forest and Rangeland with Herbicides

    Bovey, R. W.; McCarty, M. K. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Thirty-one soil sterilant herbicides were investigated for fire-break establishment in the Nebraska sand-hills. Diuron gave most effective vegetative control of all compounds tested.
  • Effects of One Year's Nitrogen Fertilization on Native Vegetation Under Clipping and Burning

    Gay, C. W.; Dwyer, D. D. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Burning and nitrogen fertilization in combination increased forage production significantly over any other treatment including fertilization alone. Forage production on plots burned and fertilized with 100 pounds of nitrogen increased forage production 59% over the control and 54% over plots unburned and treated with 100 pounds of nitrogen. Burning, fertilization, and their combination were effective in reducing forbs.
  • Grazing Conditions in Kenya Masailand

    Maloiy, G. M. O.; Heady, H. F. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Brief descriptions of landscape, herding methods, forage values, livestock numbers, efforts to control grazing, and livestock-game relationships are presented as background for a suggested range development program in this part of East Africa.
  • Burning Flint Hills Range

    McMurphy, W. E.; Anderson, K. L. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Late spring burning on May 1 was less detrimental than burning in fall or in early or mid-spring. Late spring burning, however, reduced infiltration rate, soil moisture, and forage yield, as compared with unburned range. Advantages of late spring burning over not burning were an increase in big bluestem, control of Kentucky bluegrass and other less desirable plants, and more rapid beef gains.
  • Vegetative Composition, Forage Production, and Plant Vigor as Influenced by Date of Mowing

    Hazell, D. B. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Two similar meadows were compared to show how mowing date might affect composition, production, and vigor. Indications are that mowing date does not affect range condition or basal density, but does affect forb composition, forage production and plant vigor.
  • Initial Stands of Interseeded Alfalfa

    Rumbaugh, M. D.; Thorn, T. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Alfalfa was interseeded on range sites in South Dakota, using different implements, seed rates, dates of seeding, and legume strains. A majority of the sixteen trials resulted in the establishment of some legume plants and were considered successful. Most of the failures occurred in one county owing to drought and grasshopper damage in July and August.
  • Fire and Forage in the Wiregrass Type

    Hilmon, J. B.; Hughes, R. H. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Burning increases the availability and usefulness of the early growing wiregrasses during the winter and spring before other species have made substantial growth. A few months after burning, as quality of wiregrasses declines, cattle seek other forage plants. Thus, adaptation to sprout quickly after fire coupled with early decline in quality and palatability operate to maintain or increase the abundance of wiregrasses in the type.
  • Cattle Distribution on Steep Slopes

    Mueggler, W. F. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Steepness of slope of a grazing area considerably influences distribution of cattle. On a 10% slope where access is only from the bottom, 75% of cattle use is likely to be within 810 yards of the foot of the slope. On a 60% slope, 75% of use is likely to be within only 35 yards of the foot of the slope. Distribution is also influenced by distance from water.
  • Potential Economic Returns from Deer as Compared with Livestock in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas

    Ramsey, C. W. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Potential economic return from deer was greater than that from livestock under conditions of average prevailing prices and adequate deer harvest. Data computed from rancher surveys indicated that the deer herd was maintained as a liability to the ranchers collectively, primarily because of inadequate harvest.
  • Response of Sub-Irrigated Meadow Vegetation to Application of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Fertilizer

    Russell, J. S.; Brouse, E. M.; Rhoades, H. F.; Burzlaff, D. F. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Combinations of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer gave greater yield increases than either element applied alone. Yield response and chemical composition of forage appeared to be a result of botanical composition changes in the meadow. Phosphorus fertilizer tagged with P32 revealed that legumes used greater amounts of applied phosphorus than did grasses. Nitrogen fertilizer appeared to increase utilization of applied phosphorus by grasses.
  • Range Management—An Obituary?

    Schroeder, W. F. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    A commentary upon the multiple-use principle.
  • Effects of Fertilization on A Little Bluestem Community

    Reardon, P. O.; Huss, D. L. (Society for Range Management, 1965-09-01)
    Phosphorus fertilization substantially increased little bluestem production. Potassium decreased its production because of an increase in weeds. It appears that little bluestem will respond to nitrogen only with sufficient moisture.