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dc.contributor.authorDelCurto, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorPorath, Marni
dc.contributor.authorParsons, Cory T.
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Julie A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T21:17:22Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T21:17:22Z
dc.date.issued2005-03-01
dc.identifier.citationDelCurto, T., Porath, M., Parsons, C. T., & Morrison, J. A. (2005). Management strategies for sustainable beef cattle grazing on forested rangelands in the Pacific Northwest. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 58(2), 119-127.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/1551-5028(2005)58%3C119:MSFSBC%3E2.0.CO;2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643242
dc.description.abstractLivestock grazing practices on public and private rangelands throughout the western United States are subject to increasing scrutiny. Much criticism arises from the tendency for livestock to concentrate in riparian areas and to disproportionately use the vegetation to the degree that riparian function and vegetation are compromised. The purpose of this synthesis article is toevaluate grazing-management strategies that encourage beef cattle to use forage resources away from riparian areas and areas where topographical features limit grazing use. Specifically, this paper evaluates individual management strategies and attempts to quantify the changes in distribution patterns and vegetation use. An effective strategy uses water development to encourage uniform distribution. Likewise, timing and duration of grazing have dramatic influences on cattle distribution in riparian andupland range areas. In general, early in the grazing season, when upland forage is green and growing, cattle tend to distribute more uniformly than later in the season, when upland vegetation is dormant and cattle disproportionately use riparian areas. In addition, early in the season, cattle grazing forested rangelands seem to prefer south-facing aspects with more open canopies when compared with late-season distribution patterns when concentration switches to northerly aspects, denser canopies,and more diverse diets. Other factors that appear to influence distribution include cow breed, age, and stage of production. In addition, recent research suggests that as cows age, distribution patterns change: Older cows have been reported to travel further from water than their younger contemporaries as long as adequate forage is available in the uplands. Additional research is needed on beef cattle selection, technological applications, efficient herding practices, supplementation strategies,and whole-range management systems that encourage the sustainable use of rangeland resources. 
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectriparian areas
dc.subjectdistribution
dc.subjectmixed-conifer rangeland
dc.titleManagement Strategies for Sustainable Beef Cattle Grazing on Forested Rangelands in the Pacific Northwest
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.description.admin-noteLegacy DOIs that must be preserved: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v58i2_parsons
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage119-127
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T21:17:22Z


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