• Judging and Evaluating Range and Pasture Forage Utilization (Proper Grazing Use) for Certain Portions of the Central Great Plains

      May, Joseph A. (Society for Range Management, 2014-08-01)
      On the Ground • Many guidance documents and references have been prepared by federal and state agencies on proper grazing use. This article summarizes these documents for use by field personnel. • Proper grazing use or acceptable forage utilization can be judged by the use of key forage plants in designated key grazing areas.
    • The Common Range and Forage Types of the Islands of Hawaii

      May, Joseph A. (Society for Range Management, 2014-08-01)
      On the Ground • The major range and forage types on the islands of Hawaii are principally naturalized plant communities with a steady-state disclimax, though there are more seldom-occurring naturalized and even less-often–occurring native historic types present. • In this article, I describe the characteristics of the six major range types using traditional Clements– Dyksterhuis range models for simplicity. My goal is to assist conservationists or professional agriculturists in making decisions on ranches and public lands of Hawaii.